The #NotABarbie Career and Empowerment Conference aims to provide guidance and build community among women and trans* professionals who are uninspired by “lean in” thinking. We seek to uplift and validate the characteristics that make women great employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders. 

This day-long conference is hosted by Boston GLOW (www.bostonglow.org) and features over 20 speakers in 3 breakout sessions and 3 keynote speakers.

The event will take place in Wheelock College’s Campus Center Student Residence building. 
Saturday, April 8 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Opening Keynote Speaker: Dina Vargo Wild Women of Boston: A History of Mettle & Moxie in the Hub

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The sons of liberty are celebrated in the rebellious history of Boston--but what of their sisters? An audacious and determined procession of reformers, socialites, criminals and madams made the city what it is today. One hundred years before Rosa Parks, African American abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond refused to give up her seat while attending a play in Boston. Fiery activists Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall led a boycott against bird plumage in ladies' dress and brought the fashion industry to its knees. Later, women like Boston Marathon runner Kathrine Switzer also blazed their own trails. How can YOU be a Wild Woman of Boston?

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Dina Vargo

Dina Vargo has been a lover of history and tricorn hats since dressing up as Betsy Ross for our nation’s bicentennial. After receiving her BA in fine arts from the University of Pittsburgh, she worked for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and as an archivist for the... Read More →

Saturday April 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Wolf Room Wheelock CCSR Building

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