The Magic is Happening Tomorrow
After a full year of planning, the moment is here. Mobilize Women 2019 is hours away. Tomorrow, our diverse, powerful speakers will take to the stage(and our free livestream) to demonstrate that when we work together and listen to one another, we make magic happen. We solve tough problems. We create actionable, let’s-try-this-tomorrow solutions. We can - and will - build the equal world we want to see. And we hope you’re ready to join us.
So, what can you expect? Whether you’re one of the hundreds of people joining us live in New York City, or one of thousands tuning in to the action from your office, there are so many ways to make it count.
Let’s start with our content. With more than thirty speakers and sixteen sessions, we’re going to cover a lot of ground. We'll explore the ways we can enact change, both individually by tapping into our own mental strength and finding the courage to lead, and with our communities by speaking up about what matters and using what we have to spark change for the better.
We’re starting big, with Ajay Banga, CEO, Mastercard and Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America in conversation with our very own Kristy Wallace. Together, they’ll discuss the impact of empathy - as a leadership tool, a core value, and the key to unlocking a culture of authenticity. The morning continues on a grand scale, with a panel featuring leadership from B Lab, Patagonia, and the World Wildlife Fund on what it takes to solve the world’s biggest problems: from enabling businesses to serve all stakeholders, to ensuring everyone has clean water to drink and food to eat. Next, we’ll turn to building a bright future, as the CEO of Girls Scouts of Greater New York, Meridith Maskara, interviews two teenage leaders in our midst: aspiring astronaut and literacy advocate Taylor Richardson, and scientific designer Ashley Voisin.
We believe in the power of diversity to help us achieve our goals, and our panels are designed to bring together many different perspectives in the search for solutions. During“Starting a Revolution,” Susan Chira, Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project will lead panelists Bev Gooden, Activist Creator of #WhyIStayed, Disability Rights Activist Emily Ladau, and Civil Rights Activist DeRay McKesson in a discussion on how to use the tools you have at hand to take action on what matters to you. We’ll keep the conversation going with“Removing the Silence,” a discussion on taking action and standing stronger together in the face of harassment, pay discrimination, and workplace toxicity.
It isn’t all panels: we’re excited to welcome some amazing action speakers, as well. We’ll hear about the innovation that springs from accessibility design from Haben Girma, disability rights lawyer and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. NY Times best-selling Author Luvvie Ajayi will help us find the means to speak truth to power. We’ll recognize our second annual International Woman of Change, the inimitable Academy Award Winning Production Designer Hannah Beachler, and end the day with a keynote by Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate Network and CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest.
If you’re joining us in person, you’ll be able to make use of our Action Wall, sign up for a breakout session over lunch, or take part in a networking break. Online, our members will be able to leverage our new event connections feature. We’ll proactively recommend women in your industry who can offer advice, or who have shared your life experiences. That way, you don’t have to wait to discuss what you’ve learned, and turn the excitement of Mobilize Women into an action plan. After all, isn’t action what it’s all about?
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