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Ellevate Network Announces Selected Storytellers for Raise Her Voice, Campaign Honoring International Women’s Day 2020


Ellevate Network, the leading community for professional women, is proud to announce the selected speakers for its global campaign in honor of International Women’s Day and National Women’s History Month. Raise Her Voice: Untold Stories of Women in the Workplace aims to amplify the lived experiences and stories of women in the workplace. Unlocking the power of community and storytelling, the storytellers for the campaign were chosen through a public voting process and will be highlighted at the 24 Raise Her Voice national and international events, as well as online on Ellevate’s Podcast, throughout the month of March.

After announcing the campaign, Ellevate Network received over 700 nominations from women across the globe. With over 10,000 votes cast, the selected Raise Her Voice storytellers who will take the stage are as follows:

New York
March 18th 2020 6:00 PM
Greetchen Diaz, Simone Garcon, Kristin James, Kelly Grace Price, Alex Frankel Schorr

March 12th 2020 6:00 PM
Ingrid Centurion, Wendy Fisher, Kaarina Kvaavik, Shellee Mendes, Ying Wang

March 24th 2020 5:30 PM
Jessie Fream, Elissa Naful, Susan Stevens

March 9th 2020 6:00 PM
Megan Carlson, Stacy Cassio, Paulette Evans, Lauren Jeep, Joynicole Martinez, Jhaymee Tynan

March 5th 2020 6:00 PM
Tami Chapek, LaTrice Davis, Dorri McWhorter, Krista Resnick, Jenny Riddle, Angela Underwood, Awatif Yahya

March 31st 2020 6:00 PM

March 31st 2020 6:00 PM
Kara Beasley, Mariam Abdullah

March 15th 2020 7:00 PM

Garden City
March 16th 2020 6:00 PM
Diane Curley, Rebecca Hayman, Stephanie Hayman, Valerie Nifora, Jennifer Shapiro-Lee

March 31st 2020 6:00 PM
Lani Dame, Tanu Grewal, Lyndsey Harper, Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, Esther Pipoly, Taeshima White

Los Angeles
March 25th 2020 6:00 PM
Nancy Gale, Erica Helphand, Mary Hendra, Wendy Sterling

April 2020

March 3rd 2020 6:30 PM
Ruzana Glaeser, Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson, Rashida Taskin, Boua Xiong

March 19th 2020 6:00 PM
Hanifa Barnes, Mary Beth Cusenza, Christine Jastzabski, Nirupama Mallavarupu, Stacy Sherman

March 24th 2020 5:00 PM
Booth Andrews, Kristina Dulaney, Tiffany Hardin, Wendy LeBorgne, Dr. Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Orange County
March 18th 2020 5:45 PM

March 19th 2020 5:30 PM
Joyel Crawford, Emily DeStefano, Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Nicole Tranchitella

March 24th 2020 6:00 PM
Laura Browne, Mai Ling Chan, Cheri Derryberry, Victoria Gibilterra, Charmaine Farber

March 31st 2020 6:00 PM
Ashley Grice, Diane Newland, Hilda Maria Valdespino

San Francisco
March 4th 2020 6:00 PM
Lizette Alvarez, Maria Colacurcio, Shakeya A. McDow

March 10th 2020 6:00 PM
Rachel Camarillo, Claire Michelle, Beth Rutherford, Sarah Schnierer, Hina Shahid

March 30th 2020 6:00 PM
Lisa Durante, Pamela Ramnarain, Krishana Sankar

Washington D.C.
March 5th 2020 12:00 PM
Fadesola Adetosoye, Mary Bruce, Geetika Tandon, Saleema Vellani

Online on the Ellevate Podcast: Conversations with Women Changing the Face of Business
The episode will be available Tuesday, March 3.

Announcements regarding the dates of Detroit, Madison, and Madrid locations, in addition to updates regarding the speakers, will be made available online on the Ellevate Network website.

“The vast interest for Raise Her Voice has exceeded our expectations greatly,” said Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network CEO, “The nominations we have received embody the diversity of experiences women go through in the workplace and beyond, and we are very excited to amplify their stories on a global scale. At a time when our society likes to put women and their experiences into molds, the ability to highlight such an incredible group of women is an honor for myself and the entire Ellevate Network team.”

Raise Her Voice events will be open to press and general attendance. Tickets for the events can be acquired on the respective event listings found on Members of the media interested in receiving a press pass to any of the events can do so by contacting Nazli Tamer at

About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a community of women at work committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. We believe that when ambitious women get more opportunity — to have a voice in important conversations, to have a seat at the table where decisions are made, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about — it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world. We do this by providing these women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate Network also works with companies committed to gender diversity and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

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