6:00 PM18:00

Powertopia: Women, Power and the Art of Leadership Parity

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Join us on Tuesday, November 14th for the inaugural Take The Lead Day: Powertopia Evening Reception & Fundraiser — Women, Power and the Art of Leadership Parity.

This intimate evening program combines industry and advocacy with remarkable spoken word, theater and musical performances exploring this year's Take The Lead Day theme of Powertopia — a future world where women occupy their fair and equal share of leadership positions.

Featured presenters including actress, producer and activist Alysia Reiner, actor and activist Kathleen Turner, Former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, President & Co-Founder of Take The Lead Gloria Feldt, and performance artist Brooke Axtell, along with a musical performance by BETTY! to headline the evening.

Thought leaders including Claudia Chan, Founder & CEO, S.H.E. Globl Media Inc., Christina Vueleta, VP Women's Digital Network, Forbes and Jamia Wilson, Executive Director, Feminist Press will join a unique interactive talk back with you — the audience — through three provocative, smart, original theater pieces presented by Women in The Arts.

Cocktails, wine and appetizers are included for all ticketed guests from 6 -7 pm, followed by the performance promptly at 7 pm.

All proceeds go to support the work we do at Take The Lead across the country.

Dress code: Business Casual

Host Commitee

  • Kathleen Turner, Actor & Activist
  • Amy Litzenberger, Co-founder and Chairperson, Take The Lead
  • Cheryl Alper, Women in the Arts
  • Barclay DeVeau, Women in the Arts
  • Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Environmentalist & Human Rights Activist
  • Shelly Esque, Former Vice President, Intel Corp
  • Kerry Giangobbe, CFO, Veincare Arizona
  • Lily McNair, Provost, Wagner College
  • Loretta McCarthy, Managing Parner, Golden Seeds
  • Nancy O'Reilly, Founder, Women Connect4Good
  • Leon Silver, Managing Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

To become a part of the Host Committee contact Sarah Acer at

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Omega Women's Leadership Center: Speaking Up As A Leader
to Oct 29

Omega Women's Leadership Center: Speaking Up As A Leader

Three influential movers and shakers in online media and gender justice draw on their experience—from award-winning websites, the storytelling and innovation of TED talks, leading-edge media strategies, over a half dozen books, and more than a decade of plotting and celebrating social change—to share what they’ve learned along the way.

Together, we explore a bold new cultural paradigm as we create and tell the story of self and the story of change. Through strategies and exercises we develop skills to:

  • Establish a public platform for our voice
  • Understand the basics of blogging, communications, and consulting
  • Build a freelance career and portfolio
  • Navigate online organizing
  • Skillfully manage controversy
  • Grow community both online and off

This workshop builds a powerful network of 21st-century leaders and changemakers. Register today.

Scholarships are available; see Women's Leadership Rhinebeck Workshops application at

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Together Live: Philadelphia, PA
6:30 PM18:30

Together Live: Philadelphia, PA

      • Ignited. Curious. Fierce. Intersectional. Zero Bullshit. We are Together. And we’re coming to a city near you this fall. Get your tickets today!

        Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Luvvie Ajayi, Dr. Knatokie Ford, Alexis Jones, Alicia Keys, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Lesser, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Latham Thomas, Jamia Wilson, Jen Hatmaker, Maysoon Zayid, Ruthie Lindsey, Sophia Bush and more to come!


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Together Live: Chicago
6:30 PM18:30

Together Live: Chicago

Together Live is a national touring event — headlined by Glennon DoyleAbby WambachLuvvie Ajayi, and emceed by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh — that will bring an array of thought leaders, local activists, artists, athletes, and celebrity guests to cities across the country this fall for a night of inspired talks, interviews, and interactive conversation.

During this three-hour experience, you will hear from badass earth-shakers, hilarious heroines, and authentic storytellers. We will focus on finding purpose, overcoming fear, choosing love, and effectuating change. You will leave asking questions about your own path; where you came from, why you’re here and where you are going.

This community is a radical, vital act of love and transformation during an important time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, and it’s time for us to come together.

Together is inclusive and welcoming, selling tickets starting at $25. We hope you can join us.

All Together Now.

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S.H.E. Summit
to Oct 19

S.H.E. Summit

S.H.E. Summit is the renowned global leadership conference that takes place once a year to celebrate and accelerate the global advancement of women and gender equality. Founded by women’s leadership expert Claudia Chan and named one of Inc.’s “10 most innovative conferences,” S.H.E. Summit convenes 50+ thought leaders and movement drivers of today’s most relevant women and societal issues on its global stage to inspire thousands of influencers to lead change in the world. Offering a transformational experience of CONNECTION, EDUCATION & ACTIVATION, S.H.E. Summit ignites women and men to RISE to their highest potential and LIFT others in the process with the mission of achieving gender equality by 2030. The 6th annual conference will take place on October 19th & 20th at 92nd Street Y located at 1395 Lexington Ave in New York Cit

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Feminist Press Feminist Power Awards and Gala
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Press Feminist Power Awards and Gala




The Feminist Press Annual Feminist Power Awards are presented to visionaries whose leadership advances human rights, dignity, and empowerment. This yearly celebration is attended by a dynamic group of 200–250 leaders in business, arts, politics, community, and culture, active in support of women’s, LGBTQ, and diversity issues.

On September 20 we honored Terri Hines, Sandra Wilkin, Sheila C. Johnson, Debra Raskin, and Anne Vladeck. We also paid tribute to the incredible team of Alison Bernstein and Susan Berresford as well as the legendary Elizabeth Swados.

Past honorees and presenters have included Mariam Chamberlain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Marilyn French, Kathleen Hanna, Arianna Huffington, Kerry Kennedy, Janet Mock, Mira Nair, Gloria Steinem, Cyndi Lauper, Aydian Dowling, Uma Thurman, Alice Walker, Barbara Walters, Jill Soloway, Chirlane McCray, and Joan Jett.    

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Being Fearless at Omega Institute: Action in a Time of Disruption
7:30 PM19:30

Being Fearless at Omega Institute: Action in a Time of Disruption

As we look to understand our way forward, it is difficult to find common ground when positions have become so oppositional and hardened. As our ability to hear each other is compressed into the 140 characters of a tweet, and news has become spin—how do we find ways to enter profound and necessary dialogue to address the urgent questions before us?

This critical conference, guided by an extraordinary group of courageous and insightful teachers, thinkers, and community leaders, brings together innovative thought, deeply felt activism, and contemplative wisdom as a foundation to navigate the times in which we live. Through stories from the front lines of change and panel discussions, along with interactive sessions, engaging conversations, community experience, and mindfulness practice, we explore the way ahead.

Whether you are a concerned citizen, business leader, educator, student, designer, builder, social activist, or politician, this gathering will inform and inspire you to take further action in your community.

Join us and step into a deep dialog engaging the path forward and exposing the strength and hope we all share for the future.

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WSCADV 26th Annual Conference: #LeadWithLove
9:00 AM09:00

WSCADV 26th Annual Conference: #LeadWithLove

Each September we come together as a community to share stories, share power, and share our strength.  This September is not different.  Anti-violence work requires us to have a deep love for each other, our communities, and our collective capacity to do better.

We've been inspired by the Movement Strategy Center's #LeadWithLove Pledge and invite you to join us at our annual conference where we'll challenge each other to LEAD WITH LOVE as we organize, resist, and reclaim our humanity.

When: Monday, September 25th at 9:00 am to Wednesday, September 27th at 12:00 pm

Where: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA  98901

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9:15 AM09:15

When Black Women Lead: Keynote

National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda


In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda

invites you to





(Breakfast is from 9:15am-10:00am)


Embassy Suites DC Convention Center

Ballroom: Capitol A & B

900 10th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001


Keynote Speaker

Jamia Wilson

Executive Director and Publisher

Feminist Press


This one-day conference will showcase the progressive leadership of Black women and the every-day activism of Black women's Reproductive Justice organizations


*Space is Limited. RSVP today*

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The Wing: Making Herstories Known
7:00 PM19:00

The Wing: Making Herstories Known

Thursday, September 21, 2017 07:00 PM

Making Herstories Known

Julie Scelfo, author of "The Women Who Made New York," will be in conversation with Dr. Uma V Mysorekar (OBGYN, President of the Hindu Temple Society, & Founder of the Ganesh Temple in Queens) and activist Jamia Wilson (Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at CUNY). Julie's book explores the untold stories of the revolutionary women who made New York the cultural epicenter it is today and she will be hosting a roundtable discussion on that topic.

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Soul Camp East
to Aug 27

Soul Camp East

Join me and dozens of other incredible instructors & teachers at the most fun, life-transforming and game-changing camp for adults! Visit for all the info and register using this link:

Can't wait to sing with you, nosh on a gluten free s'more with you, and have the time of my life with you from 8/23-8/27 at Camp Echo Lake in the Adirondacks. #soulcamp2017 #soulcamp4life

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New American Leaders Project Ready To Rise
9:00 AM09:00

New American Leaders Project Ready To Rise

NALP is pleased to announce a new training for first and second generation women of color on the basics of running for office. The program will provide concrete ways for women to start building their base, developing their profile, and identifying the right seat to run for.

The conference will open on Friday evening with a panel featuring New American women elected leaders speaking to their roles as trailblazers in building a multiracial democracy. Saturday’s agenda will include plenaries and a choice of skills-building workshops.

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Speaker: Center for Reproductive Rights Leadership Summit
12:30 PM12:30

Speaker: Center for Reproductive Rights Leadership Summit


The Center for Reproductive Rights invites you to join our 2017 State Leadership Summit in Washington, DC to advance a proactive vision and strategy for reproductive health, rights, and justice across America. Together, we can build a foundation for proactive policy to advance abortion rights, contraception access, and maternal health. Join us in moving forward by registering below!

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PP Votes Northwest and Hawaii: 20th Annual Seattle Luncheon
12:00 PM12:00

PP Votes Northwest and Hawaii: 20th Annual Seattle Luncheon

20th Annual Seattle Luncheon
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 PM
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
With special guest Jamia Wilson

Stand with fellow advocates across the region to protect access to care for the thousands of people who rely on Planned Parenthood, and to fight back against any and all attacks on reproductive health and rights - from the White House, from Congress, and from state and local politicians across our four state region - no matter what.  

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Feminist Press: And the Spirit Moved Them @ Book Culture
7:00 PM19:00

Feminist Press: And the Spirit Moved Them @ Book Culture

“Let me suggest, then, that the opening Chapter go farther back than 1848. . . . From the time of the first Convention on Women—in New York 1837—the battle began.” — Lucretia Mott, to Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A decade prior to the Seneca Falls Convention, black and white women joined together at the 1837 Anti-Slavery Convention in the first instance of political organizing by American women, for American women.

United by their determination to reshape a society that told women to ignore the mechanisms of power, these pioneers converged abolitionism and women’s rights. Incited by “holy indignation,” they believed it was their God-given duty to challenge both slavery and patriarchy. Although the convention was written out of history largely for both its religious and interracial character, these women created a blueprint for an intersectional feminism that was centuries ahead of its time.

Part historical investigation, part personal memoir, Hunt traces how her research into nineteenth-century organizing led her to become one of the most significant philanthropists in modern history. Hunt’s journey to confront her position of power meant taking control of an oil fortune, being deployed on her behalf but without her knowledge, and acknowledging the feminist faith animating her life’s work.





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International Women's Summit
11:30 AM11:30

International Women's Summit

Get ready for three days filled with empowering experiences and discovering new ways to be in the world.  I will be speaking at the the International Women’s Summit along with Elizabeth Gilbert, Glennon Doyle Melton, Lisa Ling, Erin Brockovich, Melissa Harris-Perry and many more powerful presenters.  This is a rare opportunity to see so many amazing women speakers all in one place at one time. For more information visit:

Workshop Description:

Leadership Development: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Are you looking to get your message out into the world or would you like to play a bigger role in an area you are passionate about? During this workshop Jamia will teach you how to claim your voice and let it be heard in the world. You will better understand why taking action can be one of your most empowering tools.

You will discover how to:

–          Sharpen your message

–          Gain the power and confidence to get your message out the world

–          Use the new media as your megaphone

–          Leverage the new media to build your voice

–          Own your area of expertise

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Words of Fire: A Praise Song for Black Feminists Gala and Awards
6:30 PM18:30

Words of Fire: A Praise Song for Black Feminists Gala and Awards

Join Us In A Praise Song for Black Feminists

When as women we honor each other, we commit acts of resistance and liberation. On the one-year anniversary of the Black Women's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we will honor a cross-generation ofBlack feminists on whose great shoulders we stand: those who continue to put their lives on the line today for Black women and girls and those who are the keepers of a new and powerful era of truth, justice, healing and transformation



Saturday Evening

April 29, 207, 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Lasting Legacies Honorees

Recy Taylor

Beverly Guy Sheftall

Byllye Avery

Cheryl Clarke

Pearl Cleage

Angela Davis

Akasha Gloria Hull

Toni Morrison

Loretta Ross

Ruby Sales

Ntozake Shange

Bonnie Thornton Dill

Michelle Wallace


Black Feminist Shapeshifters and Waymakers

Patricia Hill Collins

Fania Davis

Paula Giddings

Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Anita Hill

Monique Morris

Teresa Younger


Black Feminist Human Rights Defenders

Jamilah Lemieux

Jamia Wilson

Brittney Cooper

Kimberly Foster

Elle Hearns

Darci McConnell

Kim Trent

Kymberli Worthy


Black Feminist Rising

Sevonna Brown

Bré Anne Campbell

Mercy Carpenter

Trina Greene Brown

Wagatwe Wanjuki

Black Feminist Legacy Honorees

Cassandra Butts - In Memoriam


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NYU Ally Week:  'I am Not Your Negro' screening and panel discussion
5:45 PM17:45

NYU Ally Week: 'I am Not Your Negro' screening and panel discussion

Join us for a screening of I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck's envisioning of James Baldwin's never finished project. This film explores race in the U.S., using Baldwin's words and other archival material. After the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A.

*Doors open at 5:45pm.

**RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

***This event is only open to the NYU community, so please have your NYU ID.

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