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.
New perspective to old problems can be very effective unfortunately many people with the new perspectives think they don't have the expertise to offer contrary ideas. Using my experience in developing the idea of a new approach to address the gender pay gap by eliminating the use of salary history in hiring to the passage of the first law with such a provision, I will highlights lessons learned in gaining acceptance and success.
It is vitally important that we have women more involved in all levels of politics. From volunteering on campaigns, to donating, to organizing, to running, we need more diverse and talented voices at the table. This workshop will give you the facts on women's political participation, and the tools to help us change the face of politics.
Passionate about a social issue? Ever had a "crazy" idea on how to fix it? Well, I've had plenty. Join me in walking through the growing pains of starting a social justice initiative + participating in visioning exercises to think thoughtfully through some of your own "crazy" ideas.
Before me, no one in my low-income Dominican-German immigrant family had ever pursued college or business. How did I become an entrepreneur with a desktop computer and Craigslist gigs, and while in graduate school for public health research and with my life partner as co-founder? And how have I leveraged my analytical training to grow EmVision Productions, a media production company solving creative challenges for emerging and established brands? This workshop will highlight my unpredicted entrepreneurship journey. Driven by science, storytelling, and social justice, my work embodies what I call “intentional creativity for social change.”
Alicia Adamson will walk attendees through a powerful and inspiring address entitled "The Making of a BOSS." She will share candid stories from her experiences in the for-profit and nonprofit industry and why being a BOSS and not a Barbie is the goal!
Her life's purpose is to help inspire people from all walks of life to be passionate, purposeful and powerful in their personal and professional lives. Too often we are living our lives based on others expectations. We walk through life doing what we have to do instead of what we want to do. Life is about living in truth and not just existing. There is a greater plan, a bigger vision for each of us. Together we can search deep, pull out the passion in you, breakthrough the barriers holding you back and give you tools to walk boldly in your truth and purpose as a BOSS!
This workshop focuses on helping participants understand the public speaking/presentation style that is most natural and effective for them, and strategies for how to navigate a culture that is hostile to women’s voices. The group will discuss the role cultural traditions and values can play in communication styles, and look critically at the messages that discourage women's voices from public spaces. The workshop uses a combination of small group exercises, discussions, and stories to identify strategies to speak more confidently and resist imposter syndrome.
Audre Lorde once said “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” That quote is the foundation for my workshop. The workshop will be interactive, engaging and discussion based, I won't do all of the talking. I’ve included a mix of of activities. Here is a rundown of the schedule: