Back to Events

Women's Unconference

Date: 11/30/2017

Time: 5:30 PM

Join LMHQ + Civic Hall's Civic Women for an unconference event about innovations in women's advocacy and female empowerment. This participant-driven, loosely structured event will emphasize the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants.

We'll break out of our comfort zones to develop actionable takeaways to change the future of women. What does this mean exactly? Now more than ever, we must examine the conversation around women's advocacy and empowerment as tied inextricably to power structures around gender, race, class, ability, and sexuality. Participants are asked to push themselves and challenge underlying assumptions and subconscious bias, paying special mind to intersectionality.

Topics will include closing the wage gap, girls' education, leadership, political protest, racial justice, gender, workplace policies, entrepreneurship, and more. Formats can range from a facilitated dialogue, to a lecture, to a workshop. Like a typical un-conference, attendees may float in and out of sessions, to gain as much from the event as they like.

The final event of the evening will be a healthy portion of networking with other attendees, to grab a snack and chat even more informally about what they’ve learned throughout the night.

5:30-6:00 PM Registration + refreshments
6:00-6:10 PM Introduction by LMHQ + Civic Hall
6:10-6:30 PM Keynote by Agunda Okeyo
6:30-7:30 PM Session 1 (multiple session areas)
7:30-8:30 PM Session 2 (multiple session areas)
8:30-8:45 PM Wrap up
8:45-9:30 PM Networking + refreshments

Keynote: The keynote will be presented by Agunda Okeyo.

Veteran and new organizations are being invited to lead sessions and also to attend.

Session Leaders:
Ms. Foundation
Ladies Get Paid
Lower Eastside Girls Club
Lesbians Who Tech
Girls for Gender Equity
New Women Space
Center for Reproductive Rights
ChangeBlazer, Inc
Give Beauty Wings

Invitees include Women’s March, Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, Squarespace, Girls for Gender Equity, Data and Society, Startup Pregnant, Quartz, Microsoft, Well Read Black Girl, Civic Hall Labs, She Runs It, and others.