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Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Day 1 - Session A [clear filter]
Saturday, May 5

11:20am PDT

Breaking Down Stigmas, Lifting Up Women: A Conversation on Mental Health
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Recent studies show women are up to 40 percent more likely than men to develop mental health conditions, and between 1999 and 2014, the suicide rate for women increased by more than 45 percent. Women of color, LGBTQ folks, and other marginalized communities are even more likely to experience risk factors that can lead to mental health issues, as well as lack access to quality care. What happens when these issues are misunderstood or go untreated? How do we break down stigmas and long-held beliefs about who deals with mental health challenges and who doesn’t? This panel of experts will explore what we need to do to transform how we think and talk about women’s mental health.

avatar for Dara Baldwin

Dara Baldwin

Senior Public Policy Analyst, National Disability Rights Network
avatar for Jessica Jimenez

Jessica Jimenez

System's Change Advocate, Disability Community Resource Center
avatar for Kati Morton

Kati Morton

Licensed Therapist & Digital Creator
avatar for Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad

Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad

Founder & President, Muslim Wellness Foundation
avatar for Chloe Sorensen

Chloe Sorensen

Youth Suicide Prevention Advocate
avatar for Dior Vargas

Dior Vargas

Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
2nd Floor Lobby

11:20am PDT

Culture + Creativity + Community: Inside the Trans Liberation Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the last two decades, significant progress has been made for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer rights. That may be the dominant narrative, but it tells a story of progress that’s uneven. Many of the victories we celebrate have come at the expense of the trans community, in particular trans women of color. Making our country one where we can *all* thrive means centering the most targeted members of our communities. Hear from leading changemakers as they discuss how culture, creativity, and community building work together to create a potent force for change.  

avatar for Micah Bazant

Micah Bazant

Artist, Forward Together
avatar for Camila Maria Concepción

Camila Maria Concepción

Writer/Activist/Icon-in-the-Making, 5050by2020

Sally Kohn

Writer, Activist, CNN Political Commentator, Podcast Host, Author of "The Opposite of Hate"
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Audrey Kuo


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Pavillion 2

11:20am PDT

Imagination + Organizing: Using Culture & Creativity to Accelerate Change
The fact that the president is a reality TV star makes it clear that culture has a bigger influence on politics than we may think. But it makes sense: from the movies we watch, to the books we read, to the sports we cheer for, culture is full of experiences that connect to our emotions, which helps us imagine what could be. That makes culture the perfect place to change people’s hearts and minds. The women on this panel are at the forefront of cultural organizing. Hear about their creative tactics, and get inspired to imagine new ways to bring your ideas, values and beliefs to life.

avatar for Marya Bangee

Marya Bangee

Executive Director, Harness
avatar for Beverly Bond

Beverly Bond

avatar for Bridgit Antoinette Evans

Bridgit Antoinette Evans

Executive Director, Pop Culture Collaborative
avatar for Kiran Gandhi

Kiran Gandhi

Electronic Musician, Drummer and Activist
avatar for Paola Mendoza

Paola Mendoza

Filmmaker and Activist
avatar for Anasa Troutman

Anasa Troutman

Founder/CEO, Culture Shift Creative

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Auditorium (First Floor)

11:20am PDT

Investing in Women: We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
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Currently, women entrepreneurs receive only four percent of venture capital funding, and women of color receive 30 percent less than their white counterparts. Even worse, the number of women who are venture capitalists is on a downward slide. Yet study after study shows that investing in women delivers strong returns. Join this powerhouse panel of women leading the fields of entrepreneurship and philanthropy to explore why investing in women is one of the smartest investments we can make -- and how investing with a gender lens can be a powerful tool to help women reverse decades of injustice and discrimination.

avatar for Patricia Farrar-Rivas

Patricia Farrar-Rivas

Entrepreneur - Impact Investing
avatar for Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton

Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital
avatar for Sarah Eagle Heart

Sarah Eagle Heart

CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy
avatar for Nathalie Molina Niño

Nathalie Molina Niño

CEO, BRAVA Investments
avatar for Sarah Vaill

Sarah Vaill

Director of Philanthropy, Liberty Hill Foundation
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Lindsey Taylor Wood

Founder and CEO, The Helm

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Pavillion 1

11:20am PDT

Leading by Example: Gender Equity in Los Angeles
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Francisca Castillo

Director, Girls Play LA
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Kristin Crowley

Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal, LA Fire Department
avatar for Amanda Daflos

Amanda Daflos

Director of Innovation and Transformation Division for Mayor Garcetti
avatar for Ana Guerrero

Ana Guerrero

Chief of Staff for Mayor Garcetti
avatar for Jeanne Holm

Jeanne Holm

Assistant General Manager and Technology Advisor to Mayor, Information Technology Agency

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Expo Center

11:20am PDT

The Future of Women & The Future of Work
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From women declaring #TimesUp on harassment and assault to the rise of the gig economy, the world of work is changing, and fast. Yet some things remain the same, like the fact that certain work is (and typically has been) done by women. As new models of work emerge, how can we ensure the future of work doesn’t actually keep women -- especially women of color and immigrants -- frozen in the past? This dynamic group of leaders will share their perspectives and a gameplan that ensures that as work moves forward, women advance, too.

avatar for Laphonza Butler

Laphonza Butler

President, SEIU Local 2015
avatar for Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo

Executive Director; Co-director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Caring Across Generations
avatar for Carmen Rojas

Carmen Rojas

Founder and CEO, The Workers Lab
avatar for Aquilina Soriano

Aquilina Soriano

Pilipino Workers Center; National Domestic Workers Alliance

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Expo Hall Mezzanine A

11:20am PDT

Women of Color Leading the Resistance
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Women of color have always been on the front lines of activism and change, and now more than ever, are leading the charge during this time of resistance. From marches to voting to community organizing, women of color from all backgrounds have once again stepped forward to carry the torch and light the path. Hear from inspiring women leading nationally across the country, and right here in LA, and get ready to answer their calls to action.

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Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

Professor and Author
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Chrissie Castro

Vice-Chair, Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission
avatar for Emiliana Guereca

Emiliana Guereca

Founder, Women's March LA
avatar for Surina Khan

Surina Khan

CEO, Women’s Foundation of California
avatar for Winter Minisee

Winter Minisee

EMPOWER National Student Leader, Women’s March Youth
avatar for Alexandra Suh

Alexandra Suh

Executive Director, KIWA

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Expo Hall Mezzanine B

11:20am PDT

Women, Families & The Criminal (In)justice System
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Across the U.S., women’s state prison populations grew 834% between 1978 and 2015 — more than double the pace of the growth among men. Black and Latina women are six and two times more likely than white women to end up in prison, respectively. But our mainstream conversations about incarceration often miss the mark, ignoring critical realities unique to women and especially women of color. And, how do families fare when a female caregiver is incarcerated? What unique challenges do women and girls face during re-entry or while on probation or parole? Hear from panelists leading efforts to bring women’s voices and their unique concerns into the process of reforming and overhauling our system of criminal injustice.

avatar for Gina Clayton

Gina Clayton

Founder and Executive Director, Essie Justice Group
avatar for Samantha Paige Davis

Samantha Paige Davis

Field Engagement Manager, YWCA USA
avatar for Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

avatar for Topeka K. Sam

Topeka K. Sam

Director of #dignity Campaign, #cut50

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
3rd Floor Lobby

12:35pm PDT

Calling #TimesUp for Everyone: Sexual Harassment and Abuse Across Industries
The #MeToo movement has revolutionized the way we talk about and deal with sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Since last fall, certain industries have faced sweeping changes, with powerful abusers losing jobs, money, stature, and more. But what will it take for this reckoning to happen in *every* workplace? These panelists are working to ensure #MeToo is a movement beyond what you might see in the headlines. They’ll tell us what it will take to demand “time’s up” for everyone and how each of us can help.

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Ted Bunch

Co-Founder, A CALL TO MEN
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Fatima Goss Graves

President and CEO, National Women's Law Center
Bio: Ms. Goss Graves has served in numerous roles at the National Women’s Law Center for more than a decade and has a distinguished track record working across a broad set of issues central to women’s lives—including income security, health and reproductive rights, education... Read More →
avatar for Saru Jayaraman

Saru Jayaraman

Co-founder and President, ROC United
avatar for Monica Ramirez

Monica Ramirez

Activist, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
avatar for Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
Auditorium (First Floor)

12:35pm PDT

Change Agents: Young Activists on the Front Lines
Limited Capacity filling up

From gun control to racial justice, young people aren’t just fighting to fix America’s most pressing issues: they are the ones leading the way to a better future for everyone. The young women on this panel are on the front lines of justice nationally, and here in LA. They’re showing us the world *can* and *should* be different. Come learn about their strategies and approach, and get inspired to plug into and support their efforts for bold, unapologetic change.

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Marcia Black

Organizer and Archivist
avatar for Marley Dias

Marley Dias

Founder, Author & Activist, #1000blackgirlbooks
avatar for Elle Hearns

Elle Hearns

Executive Director
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Reyna Montoya

Social Entrepreneur, Community Organizer, Educator, Dancer

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
Expo Hall Mezzanine B

12:35pm PDT

Holding the Line: A Tactical, Practical Session on Reproductive Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2017, we saw federal executive orders that rolled back reproductive rights and more than 400 pieces of anti-abortion legislation introduced in states, making it one of the worst years for abortion rights and reproductive justice we’ve ever seen. But take heart, and get ready to be inspired by the organizers across the country who are holding the line *and* making advances. These are the women fighting back -- and winning. Join them for a tactical, practical conversation about which strategies work, which ones don’t, and how you can be part of their innovative, effective work.

avatar for Vanessa Daniel

Vanessa Daniel

Executive Director
avatar for Laura Jimenez

Laura Jimenez

Executive Director, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
avatar for Julia Reticker-Flynn

Julia Reticker-Flynn

Director, Youth Organizing, Advocates for Youth
avatar for Caroline	Mello Roberson

Caroline Mello Roberson

Nevada State Director, NARAL Pro-Choice
avatar for Monica Simpson

Monica Simpson

Executive Director, SisterSong

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
Pavilion 2

12:35pm PDT

In the Red: Wealth Inequality is a Bigger Crisis Than We Think
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s a lot of talk about income inequality, but what about *wealth* inequality? Nearly half of all single women of color have zero or negative net worth, and the median net worth of Black and Latino families is expected to fall to zero in the middle of the century. If that sounds like a crisis to you, then you’re right. So what are we doing about it? We’ve convened a group of experts who work at the many intersections of how women strive to support themselves, and together, we’ll explore what’s keeping women unwealthy and what we can do to get wealth wise.

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Kim Carter

Ambassador/Change Agent
avatar for Azusena Favela

Azusena Favela

Director of Programs
avatar for Anne Price

Anne Price

Afro Futurist and President, Insight

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
2nd Floor Lobby

12:35pm PDT

Innovating the Fight for Equal Education
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In America, education is framed as a great equalizer, but the reality is far from it, especially for children who are marginalized because of who they are or where they live. What can we do to level the playing field? Through their work, the trailblazers on this panel seek to answer that question through innovative and creative tactics that break down the barriers standing between students and education. Learn about the progress they’re making and inspiring ideas that can be used in communities across the country.

avatar for Cheryl Crazy Bull

Cheryl Crazy Bull

President & CEO, American Indian College Fund
avatar for Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Dr. Venus Evans-Winters

Professor and Psychotherapist
avatar for Talia Milgrom-Elcott

Talia Milgrom-Elcott

Executive Director and Co-Founder
avatar for Jordan Reeves

Jordan Reeves

Co-founder/Innovator, Born Just Right
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Jen Lee Reeves

Founder/Executive Director, Born Just Right

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
Expo Hall Mezzanine A

12:35pm PDT

Our Bottom Line: Prioritizing Women in Our Work and Workplaces
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How do we build companies where women are not only supported, but elevated as leaders? What types of policies and practices does it take to actually shift the culture of a corporation?How does a company ensure they are aligned in their internal policies and their external marketing and communications? Hear from top executives and experts--who are doing things differently--on why creating thriving work environments for women is a win-win for us all.

avatar for Allison Engel

Allison Engel

Director, Women's Market, Northwestern Mutual
avatar for Giovanna Gray Lockhart

Giovanna Gray Lockhart

Senior Director of Civic Engagement, The Wing
avatar for Kristin Schaefer

Kristin Schaefer

Senior Vice President of Finance & Strategy, Postmates
avatar for Jess Weiner

Jess Weiner

CEO, Cultural Changemaker

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
Pavillion 1

12:35pm PDT

The 2nd Act: From Athletes to Entrepreneurs
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Brought to you by Buchalter Nemer, this accomplished panel includes athletes Gabrielle Reece, Ibithaj Muhammad, Mackenzie Hill, Jen Welter and Leslie Osborne discussing their transition from athlete to business woman.

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Swin Cash

Founder, Swin Cash Enterprises LLC and Cash Building Blocks, LP
avatar for MacKenzie Hill

MacKenzie Hill

Co-Founder, LumiBloom
avatar for Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Founder, Louella
avatar for Leslie Osborne

Leslie Osborne

Former Professional Soccer Player, Co Founder of Sweat Cosmetics, Fox Sports Analyst, Sweat Cosmetics
avatar for Gabrielle Reece

Gabrielle Reece

Founder, XPT Fitness
avatar for Jen Welter

Jen Welter

First female Coach, National Football League

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
Expo Center

12:35pm PDT

Violence Against Women: Supporting the Needs of Survivors
Limited Capacity seats available

The United Nations describes violence against women as “the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world,” and it takes many forms: from domestic and intimate partner violence, to trafficking, to sexual assault, and more. Add in the fact that how women experience violence is impacted by our layered identities, and it’s clear there’s no one size fits all solution to providing support to survivors. These panelists are leading efforts to support survivors in ways that meet their unique needs, as whole individuals. Join us for a conversation about what informs their approach and inspires their work.

avatar for Sandra Henriquez

Sandra Henriquez

Chief Executive Officer, Raliance
avatar for Jess Ladd

Jess Ladd

Founder & CEO, Callisto
avatar for Sonya Passi

Sonya Passi

Founder & CEO, FreeFrom
avatar for Vanessa Sapien

Vanessa Sapien

Clinician, Advocate, Actress
avatar for Catalina Velasquez

Catalina Velasquez

Communications Director, End Rape on Campus

Saturday May 5, 2018 12:35pm - 1:30pm PDT
3rd Floor Lobby