Join LMHQ + Civic Hall’s Civic Women + VRL Trainer Juanita Lewis for an unconference event about innovations in women’s advocacy and female empowerment. This participant-driven, loosely structured event will emphasize the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants.
We’ll break out of our comfort zones to develop actionable takeaways to change the future of women. What does this mean exactly? Now more than ever, we must examine the conversation around women’s advocacy and empowerment as tied inextricably to power structures around gender, race, class, ability, and sexuality. Participants are asked to push themselves and challenge underlying assumptions and subconscious bias, paying special mind to intersectionality.
Topics will include closing the wage gap, girls’ education, leadership, political protest, racial justice, gender, workplace policies, entrepreneurship, and more. Formats can range from a facilitated dialogue, to a lecture, to a workshop. Like a typical un-conference, attendees may float in and out of sessions, to gain as much from the event as they like.
The final event of the evening will be a healthy portion of networking with other attendees, to grab a snack and chat even more informally about what they’ve learned throughout the night.
5:30-6:00 PM Registration + refreshments
6:00-6:10 PM Introduction by LMHQ + Civic Hall
6:10-6:30 PM Keynote by Agunda Okeyo
6:30-7:30 PM Session 1 (multiple session areas)
7:30-8:30 PM Session 2 (multiple session areas)
8:30-8:45 PM Wrap up
8:45-9:30 PM Networking + refreshments
Keynote: The keynote will be presented by Agunda Okeyo.
Veteran and new organizations are being invited to lead sessions and also to attend.
Ladies Get Paid
Lower East Side Girls’ Club
Lesbians Who Tech
Girls for Gender Equity
New Women Space
Invitees include Women’s March, Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, Squarespace, Girls for Gender Equity, Data and Society, Startup Pregnant, Quartz, Microsoft, Well Read Black Girl, Civic Hall Labs, She Runs It, and others.
About LMHQ –
LMHQ is a place to collaborate, learn and get things done. More than just work, meeting, or event spaces, we are a resource for professionals living and working in New York. We host highly-rated, curated programming each month, highlighting stories of creativity and innovation in business where participants interact with, learn from, and become inspired by New York’s brightest thinkers, makers, and doers.
Program speakers have included folks from West Elm, Pineapple Street Media, Small Girls PR, Second Shift, WNYC, Warby Parker, Well Read Black Girl, Droga5, New Museum, Creative Mornings, and many others.
About Civic Hall and #civicwomen –
Civic Hall is a collaborative community center and ideas incubator that supports civic tech: the use of technology to serve the public good. We are built on the idea that together we can organize to solve civic problems to scale.
Born out of Civic Hall, Civic Women is a movement which aims to connect, educate, and inspire the growing community of women and female-identifying civic innovators.