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CEO Webinar: In Conversation with Dr. Pempho Chinkondenji

Watch CEO Gloria L. Blackwell’s conversation with 鶹ý International Fellow alumna, Pempho Chinkondenji, Ph.D. Dr. Chinkondenji discussed her work on addressing structural inequalities within educational policies and practices, with a specific emphasis on the intersection of education, gender, race, and motherhood. Dr. Chinkondenji is a scholar, educator, and practitioner-activist in the field of comparative and international education.

Catch up on Recent Webinars

鶹ý is committed to staying connected, so we’re providing regular webinar content for our communities. National staff and outside experts bring you engaging programming on the issues most important to you. Check out the below recordings from past webinars and look out for news of upcoming online events!

Best practices from fellow 鶹ý Branches about their member retention and recruitment programs.

Young woman helping educate voter.

Moderated by Gloria L. Blackwell, panelists discuss the critical importance of policies that strategies to advance women’s economic security.

鶹ý’s voter engagement campaign is designed to increase voter participation through training, tools, and resources.

Watch this insightful webinar on 鶹ý’s history. Our featured speaker is 鶹ý Archivist Jessica Miller.

View the 鶹ý National Public Policy Committee’s webinar to learn how one 鶹ý state board is fighting back and what you can do locally.

The webinar is designed to aid local branches and states as they explore various national policies and bylaws of 鶹ý national.

鶹ý partnered with The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA) to provide information on student loan resources.

Tune into this fireside chat with Barbara Smith — Black feminist pioneer, activist, author, publisher, co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.

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Social Justice

Watch CEO Gloria L. Blackwell’s conversation with 鶹ý International Fellow alumna, Pempho Chinkondenji, Ph.D. Dr. Chinkondenji discussed her work on addressing structural inequalities within educational policies and practices, with a specific emphasis on the intersection of education, gender, race, and motherhood. Dr. Chinkondenji is a scholar, educator, and practitioner-activist in the field of comparative and international education.

May 21, 2024

CEO Gloria L. Blackwell in conversation with 鶹ý American Fellowship alumna Tamika Nunley, Ph.D., as they discuss her recent book, “The Demands of Justice: Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia,” 1662-1865. This book examines clemency in legal cases that involve enslaved women accused of capital crime in early Virginia. In these legal encounters, we not only see a system that worked to define and affirm a commitment to legal paternalism that upheld the rule of law, but decades of responses made by the countless enslaved women accused of capital offenses. “The Demands of Justice” examines how these responses constituted the makings of an intellectual history of enslaved women’s articulations of justice.

April 11, 2024

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime marks July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness and strengthen global efforts for the prevention and elimination of human trafficking. This year’s theme, “Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind,” centers survivors in these efforts. Tune into 鶹ý’s Chief Executive Officer Gloria L. Blackwell for this informative discussion with 鶹ý fellowships & grants expert alumnae on work to combat human trafficking globally and in the United States.

July 27, 2023

Dr. Karen Cook Bell is Associate Professor of History and the Wilson H. Elkins Endowed Professor at Bowie State University. Her areas of specialization include slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and women’s history. Running from Bondage was a finalist for the Pauli Murray Book Prize for Best Book in African American Intellectual History. It tells the compelling stories of enslaved women, who comprised one-third of all runaways, and the ways in which they fled or attempted to flee bondage during and after the Revolutionary War. Dr. Karen Cook Bell’s enlightening and original contribution to the study of slave resistance in eighteenth-century America explores the individual and collective lives of these women and girls of diverse circumstances, while also providing details about what led them to escape.

April 14, 2023

鶹ý is helping girls and women in innovation and technology worldwide. Despite the importance of access to equipment and skills, gender stereotypes and biases still hinder their progress. At their event parallel to the 67th UN Commission on the Status of Women, 鶹ý provided strategies for closing the gender digital divide.

March 15, 2023

Dr. Blain discusses her most recent book Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America, a riveting biography and intellectual history of Black activist Fannie Lou Hamer. A blend of social commentary, biography, and intellectual history, Until I Am Free is a manifesto for anyone committed to social justice. The book challenges us to listen to a working-poor and disabled Black woman activist and intellectual of the civil rights movement as we grapple with contemporary concerns around race, inequality, and social justice. Award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author situates Fannie Lou Hamer as a key political thinker alongside leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks and demonstrates how her ideas remain salient for a new generation of activists committed to dismantling systems of oppression in the United States and across the globe.

October 18, 2022

Social justice is at the core of what 鶹ý does every day. Whether at the national, state, or local level, 鶹ý staff, volunteers and members work incredibly hard to help share a more equitable world. What does it mean to support social justice and how is that different (or the same) as racial justice, economic justice and the other core issues that 鶹ý works on? Please join us for a discussion of social justice and what it truly means to be a part of 鶹ý’s impact.

May 26, 2022

Join 鶹ý’s CEO Gloria Blackwell for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Esther Ngumbi–author, researcher, educator, mentor, speaker and a champion for change around the issues of hunger, gender, education, youth activism, agriculture, sustainability and public service. A 2007-08 鶹ý International Fellow, she is currently an Assistant Professor, Entomology and African-American Studies Departments, at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The recipient of multiple national and international awards, Dr. Ngumbi is the founder of organizations that empower farmers and youth in Kenya and has received three U.S. patents for her research.

March 8, 2022

This year 鶹ý will be celebrating its 140th anniversary, making us one of the oldest feminist-based institutions in the United States. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re hosting a webinar series featuring some of our most prestigious 鶹ý fellowships alumnae. Starting with 1984-85 American Fellow, Dr. Patricia Bell-Scott! Dr. Bell-Scott discusses her previously published works, along with her new role as Consulting Producer for the documentary, “My Name is Pauli Murray.”

October 27, 2021

Join us for a discussion with 鶹ý fellowship alumna Rajika Bhandari, PhD., a nonprofit executive and an international higher education expert, to discuss her upcoming book, , which will be released on September 14. America Calling is both a deeply personal story of Dr. Bhandari’s search for place and voice, and an incisive analysis of America’s relationship with the rest of the world through the most powerful tool of diplomacy: education. Dr. Bhandari is a sought-after speaker on issues of international education, skilled immigrants, and educational and cultural diplomacy.

September 30, 2021

With the world in flux and the economic security of millions threatened by the ongoing pandemic, we know we can’t return to the “old normal.” How can innovation and iterative thinking help us bridge divides on the best path forward and find common ground on major social issues? Our panel of experts share real-world examples of different sectors and generations working together to address inequities, and ideas for how we can continue to work towards new norms for us all even when the future is uncertain. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of API.

September 21, 2021

Join us for a discussion on how entrepreneurship can be more driven by justice than profit, how increased entrepreneurship among the most marginalized can lift communities, and the critical need for an equitable business recovery that centers the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was made possible through the support of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

September 7, 2021

COVID-19 exacerbated deep-rooted inequities in business practices that disempower the most vulnerable workers and business owners in our communities. Join us as we discuss how we can achieve a post-pandemic future where women and people of color in the workforce not only survive but thrive by transforming internal practices to center equity and inclusion. Webinar sponsored by the Berkeley Haas School of Business.

May 17, 2021

Join 鶹ý for a conversation on how various sectors — like STEM fields, nonprofits and more — are impacted by inequities in the field and how they are investing in and holding themselves accountable towards greater diversity and more inclusive perspectives. Learn ways you can personally and professionally create and bolster more inclusivity with practical solutions. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of API.

May 11, 2021

Women entrepreneurs are among the hardest hit during the economic upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. The alarming disparities in the economic downturn has been dubbed the ‘she-cession,’ highlighting the disproportionate number of women – particularly women of color – who were laid off or dropped out of the labor force. Join us for a conversation on women’s entrepreneurship and economic justice in the COVID era and beyond. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of GEICO.

March 18, 2021

Join us for a conversation with 鶹ý fellowships alumna Dr. Shanna Benjamin, Ph.D. to discuss her upcoming book . Dr. Benjamin is a biographer and scholar who studies the literature, lives, and archives of Black women. Dr. Benjamin received early support for her book from 鶹ý’s American Fellowship.

March 4, 2021

Join us for an insightful and informative conversation with 鶹ý fellowships alumna Koritha Mitchell, Ph.D, award-winning author, cultural critic and Associate Professor of African-American literature at the Ohio State University. Her new book, , was named a Best Book of 2020 by Ms. Magazine.

February 23, 2021

Long before COVID-19, there was a growing digital gap leaving students in low-income families behind their peers. With schools across the country operating virtually to curb the spread of the virus, that gap has widened and further undermines the learning of millions of PreK-12 students. Join us for a conversation on digital equity with Dr. Devorah Heitner. Webinar sponsored by GEICO.

January 28, 2021

Presented by 鶹ý alumna , The Microintervention Workshop aims to increase awareness and self-reflection skills, and explain the difference between microaggressions and macroaggressions. Learn response strategies that can be used to defend against daily experiences of microaggressions. Read the original article.

November 19, 2020

Join us to hear about a new collaboration focused on the status of Latinas and the impact of the pandemic on their economic security and wellbeing. We discuss 鶹ý’s actions to address systemic workplace disparities, increase wages, promote paid sick and family leave policies, and make health care available to all workers. Webinar sponsored by GEICO.

November 18, 2020

Impostor Syndrome impacts millions of people of all backgrounds, but the compounding effects of racism and sexism create a unique hurdle for women of color in the workplace. Lincoln Hill, PhD discusses the impostor phenomenon, unpacking why women of color are often rendered invisible in these conversations and how we can all practice radical self-acceptance to stop minimizing our achievements.

October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of higher education. The increase in caregiving, quarantine, social distancing and mental health challenges all reduced academic success and amplified barriers to women’s career advancement. Join us as Dr. Malisch shares important research findings and actionable solutions for addressing the future of women in academia. Webinar sponsored by GEICO. .

October 20, 2020

Join us for a conversation with economist Diane Lim where we discuss how the ongoing pandemic has affected the labor economy and what it means for women, people of color and low-wage workers.

September 9, 2020

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, 鶹ý fellowship alumna, professor, author, and poet. Sustaining racial literacy across the life span is possible by engaging in an “Archeology of the Self” — an action-oriented process requiring love, humility, reflection, an understanding of history and a commitment to working against racial injustice.

August 20, 2020

Join 鶹ý as we hold space for a collective journey towards gender, race, equity and inclusion dialogue led by Dr. Taharee Jackson — certified trainer of diversity trainers, Lead Equity Specialist and expert trainer, and federal EEO counselor. . Sponsored by GEICO.

August 6, 2020

Join 鶹ý’s Sheila Amo for a discussion with Pamela Fuller, Thought Leader of Inclusion and Bias at FranklinCovey, and Dr. Lisette Garcia, Executive Vice President and COO at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), to learn more about developing inclusive perspectives. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of GEICO.

July 30, 2020

Join 鶹ý for a courageous conversation with Kimberly L. Sisnett, SVP, People at VERICAST; and Stephanie Jackson, Senior Business Resiliency Specialists Control Risk at Facebook to learn about their experiences, challenges and lessons learned in corporate leadership.

June 25, 2020

Join 鶹ý for a conversation on education and equity with Dr. Amaka Okechukwu, 2017-18 鶹ý American Fellow, Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Mason University and author of To Fulfill These Rights: Political Struggle Over Affirmative Action and Open Admissions.

June 11, 2020

Join us for a Conversation with 鶹ý American Fellowship alumna Marjorie Spruill, Professor Emerita, University of South Carolina and author, Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights & Family Values that Polarized American Politics.

April 30, 2020

Advocacy

As part of our It’s My Vote! 2024 voter engagement campaign, join us for a deep dive on the policy issues at stake in this year’s national elections, including pay equity, equity in education, reproductive rights, and the ERA. Learn how 鶹ý members can engage in local voter education efforts.

April 17, 2024

鶹ý United Nations youth representatives Zahra Hassan and Kyra Szabo and Elena Reiss, Assistant Director of Fellowship Advising and UN Programs at Lehigh University, joined CEO Gloria Blackwell for an informative discussion on the 鶹ý UN youth representative program and the importance of youth voices in the future of global gender equity.

Tune into our past webinar – on Moms’ Equal Pay Day – for a conversation about these issues and policies that can help provide support for the working mothers of America.

April 15, 2023

Learn how to effectively engage on policy issues through meeting with elected officials and how to advocate for policy priorities that are important for you. This webinar will help prepare you for meeting with officials at any level.

April 27, 2023

Join the 鶹ý Action Fund and special guests for a discussion on the upcoming 2022 midterm election, including the presentation of key 鶹ý Action Fund resources. Dr. Kimberly Adams, 鶹ý Board of Directors member, and Younghee Overly, 鶹ý-Hawaii State Public Policy Chair and member of the 鶹ý Public Policy Committee, offer their experience and insights.

October 19, 2022

Join 鶹ý as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, highlight 鶹ý’s role leading up to Title IX’s passage and reflect on its continued challenges and evolution. The program includes inspiring speakers and recognition of our members and supporters who have made significant contributions to 鶹ý throughout the past 12 months.

June 23, 2022

No one should be denied the full range of their civil liberties because of their gender identity. Join 鶹ý’s Public Policy team as they and guest speakers discuss Title IX and the myths vs. facts of transgender athlete participation in women’s sports. Our panelists, Amal Bass, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Women’s Law Project and Tessa Juste, State and Local Policy Manager of GLSEN will also share their research and efforts toward gender equity in athletics.

June 15, 2022

We need diverse solutions to address the financial challenges students, especially women, face before, during and after college. Join 鶹ý’s Public Policy team as they and guest speakers explore the realities and possible misconceptions about student debt. Our panelists, Katherine Welbeck, Director of Advocacy from the Student Borrower Protection Center and Natalia Abrams, President & Founder of the Student Debt Crisis Center will also share their research and efforts to help borrowers and halt abuses by the student loan industry.

May 3, 2022

Pay inequality thrives on silence—among executives, managers and even the employees most directly affected by it. Join us for an open conversation that will provide a safe opportunity to start talking. The webinar is the second in a three-part series—Equal Pay Every Day—that focuses on employers in the New York area. It is designed to get employees, managers and senior leaders talking about pay equity.

November 9, 2021

Pay inequality thrives on silence—among legislators, leaders, and even the employees most directly affected by it, who often have good reason for caution. Join us for a candid conversation about how to create workplaces that make fair pay a reality. The webinar is the first in a three-part series—Equal Pay, Every Day—that focuses on employers in the New York area. It is designed to get employees, managers and senior leaders talking about pay equity.

October 5, 2021

As we reach the first 100 day mark for the new administration, 鶹ý notes the gains and examines the outstanding needs of our nation. Join 鶹ý’s public policy team for an update on where our priorities stand at this milestone — including crucial legislation, agency announcements and executive orders — and how to leverage your individual advocacy to ensure promises of crisis recovery, economic stability, and gender equity turn into victory.

May 4, 2021

Join us for a discussion of 鶹ý’s new research report, Factory Flaw: The Attrition and Retention of Women in Manufacturing. We explore why women leave their jobs in manufacturing and what their experiences — with sexual harassment, unequal pay, unfair promotions, and juggling caregiving responsibilities — can tell us about how we can support women working in male-dominated industries. 鶹ý is grateful for the support of the Arconic Foundation which made this independent research possible.

April 5, 2021

鶹ý hosted this parallel event as part of the , one of the largest gatherings of the women’s movement and feminist civil society. 鶹ý’s event featured 鶹ý fellowship recipients Dr. Jessamyn Schaller, Assistant Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College and LaToya Council, a PhD Candidate at the University of Southern California; as well as 鶹ý’s Federal Policy Manager, Leticia Tomas Bustillos. The panelists addressed the ongoing “promise” of gender equity and the changing dynamics of women’s societal roles at work, home and in our economies through a COVID-19 lens.

March 17, 2021

As our elected officials get to work in the new Congress and administration, 鶹ý continues to advance gender equity for all. Join 鶹ý’s public policy team for an overview of our public policy priorities, critical bills and executive orders already announced, and how to leverage your individual advocacy power in 2021.

February 2, 2021

Join us to hear about a new collaboration focused on the status of Latinas and the impact of the pandemic on their economic security and wellbeing. We discuss 鶹ý’s actions to address systemic workplace disparities, increase wages, promote paid sick and family leave policies, and make health care available to all workers. Webinar sponsored by GEICO.

November 18, 2020

Ginsburg was a champion for the rights of women and girls, but what does the future hold for her seat on the bench and how will it impact 鶹ý’s work? Join 鶹ý’s public policy team for a discussion of the past, the future, and your role in shaping history.

October 1, 2020

Social media is an effective tool to extend our reach and mobilize supporters around issues impacting women and girls. We explore best practices and resources for issues-based outreach and “get out the vote” efforts​ during the pandemic and beyond. Join us and learn how you can use social media to best support your advocacy efforts.

May 28, 2020

Sen. Tim Knopp (OR), Sen. Lori Berman (FL), Rep. Athena Salman (AZ) and Rep. Stephanie Howse (OH) discuss how COVID-19 has impacted how they govern, what it means for non-emergency legislative priorities and how it has exacerbated or mitigated partisan differences.

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis poses an unprecedented challenge to our electoral process. Learn about the pandemic’s impact on voter access, gain key “get out the vote” and voter education resources, and identify priority policy issues facing women and families this election.

April 16, 2020

The economic security of countless families is being threatened as our country attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19. In this webinar we explore how we can all safely fight for communities impacted by this health crisis.

March 26, 2020

Professional Development

鶹ý partnered with The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA) to provide information on student loan resources to help people determine what repayment plans are available and what makes most sense for them as an individual. The webinar provides a deep dive on income-driven repayment plans, talks about how borrowers with Parent PLUS loans can consolidate, and looks ahead at what upcoming policy actions could provide additional relief for people with student loan debt. 

December 7, 2023

鶹ý was joined by Dr. Ashley Farmer to discuss her recent collaborative project, Where the Money Resides: Demystifying Academic Job Negotiations. Through a conversation between Dr. Ashanté Reese and Dr. Farmer, they realized that, other than asking for more, they did not know how to negotiate or what the landscape of possibilities looked like when in job negotiations. Their survey results offer a step in the right direction to create a more open and collective approach to academic job negotiations.

April 2023

Women can’t wait for trickle-down change to bring equity to the workplace. The pandemic has served as a catalyst to shift how women and employers are approaching the radically changing workplace and building a better environment for us all. What should it look like? What key strategies can’t be left out? An interactive, expert panel will engage in a dynamic, real-life discussion on strategies to address gender and work, the double burden and expectations of women’s paid and unpaid work, and solutions to women’s economic participation that support equity and success in the workforce.

March 16, 2022

STEM fields will account for some of the fastest growing — and highest paying — jobs of the future, but right now women make up only 28% of the STEM workforce. Gender and racial biases in education, lack of peer networks, workforce discrimination and the pay gap represent just a few of the barriers. Join us for a panel featuring women leaders in STEM industry for a conversation around the barriers and opportunities facing the next generation of women in STEM. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of the American Petroleum Institute.

November 8, 2021

Join us for a discussion on how entrepreneurship can be more driven by justice than profit, how increased entrepreneurship among the most marginalized can lift communities, and the critical need for an equitable business recovery that centers the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was made possible through the support of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

September 7, 2021

COVID-19 exacerbated deep-rooted inequities in business practices that disempower the most vulnerable workers and business owners in our communities. Join us as we discuss how we can achieve a post-pandemic future where women and people of color in the workforce not only survive but thrive by transforming internal practices to center equity and inclusion. Webinar sponsored by the Berkeley Haas School of Business.

May 17, 2021

Join 鶹ý for a conversation on how various sectors — like STEM fields, nonprofits and more — are impacted by inequities in the field and how they are investing in and holding themselves accountable towards greater diversity and more inclusive perspectives. Learn ways you can personally and professionally create and bolster more inclusivity with practical solutions. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of API.

May 11, 2021

Need some career motivation and inspiration? Join 鶹ý fellowships and grants alumna and Career Development Expert for a career boosting conversation as she shares 3 effective strategies that helped quadruple her salary in just three years. You’ll learn how to gain clarity about what’s next in your professional career, how to create a targeted job search strategy and how to maximize your interview performance to get that dream offer. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of Epic.

March 24, 2021

Women entrepreneurs are among the hardest hit during the economic upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. The alarming disparities in the economic downturn has been dubbed the ‘she-cession,’ highlighting the disproportionate number of women – particularly women of color – who were laid off or dropped out of the labor force. Join us for a conversation on women’s entrepreneurship and economic justice in the COVID era and beyond. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of GEICO.

March 18, 2021

Presented by 鶹ý alumna , The Microintervention Workshop aims to increase awareness and self-reflection skills, and explain the difference between microaggressions and macroaggressions. Learn response strategies that can be used to defend against daily experiences of microaggressions. Read the original article.

November 19, 2020

Impostor Syndrome impacts millions of people of all backgrounds, but the compounding effects of racism and sexism create a unique hurdle for women of color in the workplace. Lincoln Hill, PhD discusses the impostor phenomenon, unpacking why women of color are often rendered invisible in these conversations and how we can all practice radical self-acceptance to stop minimizing our achievements.

October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of higher education. The increase in caregiving, quarantine, social distancing and mental health challenges all reduced academic success and amplified barriers to women’s career advancement. Join us as Dr. Malisch shares important research findings and actionable solutions for addressing the future of women in academia. Webinar sponsored by GEICO. .

October 20, 2020

 specializes in workplace-related burnout and traumatic stress recovery. Join us to learn about burnout, how it decreases our professional and interpersonal effectiveness, and tips on how to start managing excessive stress through cultivating greater self-compassion. .

October 13, 2020

Join 鶹ý for a courageous conversation with Kimberly L. Sisnett, SVP, People at VERICAST; and Stephanie Jackson, Senior Business Resiliency Specialists Control Risk at Facebook to learn about their experiences, challenges and lessons learned in corporate leadership.

June 25, 2020

Being able to write well is an important professional skill and a great way to engage people in the issues that matter to you. Whether it’s through an op-ed, a letter to the editor or even a cover letter, communicating your ideas effectively can change hearts and minds and set you apart.

May 21, 2020

Virtual networking is an important skill in our increasingly digital world, especially now as COVID-19 limits our ability to interact in-person. Learn tips for articulating your value, building your network and maximizing the strength of your professional relationships.

May 7, 2020

A personal brand is a powerful tool for advancing your career and message. It reflects how you present yourself, communicates what you value, and defines what you can bring to the table. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to define your value, narrow down your target audiences, and use online resources to stand out.

April 30, 2020

STEM

STEM fields will account for some of the fastest growing — and highest paying — jobs of the future, but right now women make up only 28% of the STEM workforce. Gender and racial biases in education, lack of peer networks, workforce discrimination and the pay gap represent just a few of the barriers. Join us for a panel featuring women leaders in STEM industry for a conversation around the barriers and opportunities facing the next generation of women in STEM. This webinar was made possible through the generous support of the American Petroleum Institute.

November 8, 2021

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Maria Artunduaga, an emerging leader in technology, biomedical discovery and the social impact field, as she shares her inspiring leadership journey as a physician and Latina in the male-dominated start up industry, how her company pivoted during COVID-19, and her strategies for success.

June 23, 2020

鶹ý alumna Sarah McAnulty is a squid biologist, science communicator and founder of Skype a Scientist — a nonprofit organization that connects scientists and students around the world, even during COVID-19. Learn more about Dr. McAnulty’s career journey and her amazing STEM resource!

May 18, 2020

Membership

Webinar organized by 鶹ý National’s Advancement Committee to share best practices from fellow 鶹ý Branches, big, small, and virtual, about their member retention and recruitment programs and the resources you can use to help improve your branch’s membership.

March 26, 2024

Join us in celebrating the 135th anniversary of 鶹ý’s pioneering American Fellowship Program. Tune into this fireside chat with this year’s Alumnae Recognition Award honoree, Barbara Smith — Black feminist pioneer, activist, author, publisher, co-founder of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, and 鶹ý American Fellowship alumna.

Join us for 鶹ý’s Fall Member Gathering. We share updates from 鶹ý’s National office, including an overview of our recent and upcoming programming, introduction of our new Vice President of Programs and Fellowships, recognition of our generous supporters and 5 Star Branches, and other membership related news.

September 29, 2022

Join 鶹ý as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, highlight 鶹ý’s role leading up to Title IX’s passage and reflect on its continued challenges and evolution. The program includes inspiring speakers and recognition of our members and supporters who have made significant contributions to 鶹ý throughout the past 12 months.

June 23, 2022

No one should be denied the full range of their civil liberties because of their gender identity. Join 鶹ý’s Public Policy team as they and guest speakers discuss Title IX and the myths vs. facts of transgender athlete participation in women’s sports. Our panelists, Amal Bass, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Women’s Law Project and Tessa Juste, State and Local Policy Manager of GLSEN will also share their research and efforts toward gender equity in athletics.

June 15, 2022

We need diverse solutions to address the financial challenges students, especially women, face before, during and after college. Join 鶹ý’s Public Policy team as they and guest speakers explore the realities and possible misconceptions about student debt. Our panelists, Katherine Welbeck, Director of Advocacy from the Student Borrower Protection Center and Natalia Abrams, President & Founder of the Student Debt Crisis Center will also share their research and efforts to help borrowers and halt abuses by the student loan industry.

May 3, 2022

Please join the Inclusion & Equity Committee for a discussion of intersectionality. By understanding the dimensions of diversity and how they intersect, we can begin to understand the complex and cumulative impact of discrimination and oppression. In this webinar, participants will learn about intersectionality as well as how to create branch or state programming for members on this concept.

March 24, 2022

What is allyship? How can one truly be an ally? What is the connection between allyship and privilege? Please join us for a discussion of allyship and how to hold branch programming on this topic. With a diverse set of allies within their membership, states and branches can better build inclusive spaces and attract new audiences, including potential new members.

January 27, 2022

Please join us for an 鶹ý Member Webinar to kick off the New Year. You’ll hear from your 鶹ý National Board Chai and 鶹ý National Governance Committee Chair Malinda Gaul about the year to come, including our upcoming bylaws vote and comment period. You’ll also get a special update from new 鶹ý CEO Gloria L. Blackwell as she reflects on our 2021 accomplishments and looks ahead to 2022 and beyond.

January 12, 2022

During our 140th Anniversary, we were proud to celebrate 鶹ý’s advocacy history. Join your Public Policy team as we shared highlights of our proud non-partisan, yet very political, history. We reviewed how members can develop our current 鶹ý priorities and how you can advocate those positions going forward.

December 15, 2021

How do you create inclusive spaces? What does it mean to create an inclusive space? Diversity is only the beginning, and it isn’t enough. To create truly diverse spaces, those spaces also need to be inclusive, where all parties feel welcomed, appreciated, respected and heard — and have full access to all resources and can contribute to 鶹ý’s success. Join the national 鶹ý Inclusion and Equity Committee in this conversation.

December 2, 2021

Did you know that we all have unconscious or implicit biases? Do you have questions about unconscious bias and how it might impact you and how you interact with others in your personal and professional life? Join members of 鶹ý’s National Inclusion and Equity Committee for a conversation about this very important topic. Where do unconscious biases come from? How do you know you have them? Learn how to confront your biases and what you can do to interrupt them. Only when we confront our biases are we able to truly recognize the value of diversity.

September 23, 2021

鶹ý’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plug and Play Programming is a way to help branches create programming and events. Join national Inclusion & Equity Committee members to discuss our newest Plug and Play Program, Understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to learn about key terms and concepts to help you create branch programming to achieve your equity and inclusion goals.

June 17, 2021

It’s been a fantastic year for the Five Star National Recognition Program with over 100 participating branches and states putting their best work forward and being celebrated for their effort to achieve gender equity on behalf of women and girls. 鶹ý national is excited to announce that the program will be restarting in FY22 providing another opportunity for your branch or state to be recognized for furthering 鶹ý’s mission. Join us to learn about the updates to the program and how your 鶹ý affiliate can be recognized for its work.

June 2, 2021

An important step in your Branch’s journey toward true equity, diversity, and inclusion is having open and honest conversations. Join Jesse Ohrenberger and members of the 鶹ý Inclusion & Equity Committee to learn foundational skills for successfully navigating these kinds of conversations, including how to create safe and inclusive spaces by setting ground rules and managing community agreements.

April 22, 2021

Learn more about the Board-supported proposed changes to the bylaws that would eliminate the degree requirement and open membership. We also discuss Get Out the Vote efforts during the COVID pandemic and what you can do to help make sure that members voices and votes are counted.

April 1, 2021

What does the “new normal” look like for your branch? In this session, we cover tips for operating and engaging your branch, growing your membership, and hosting creative fundraisers — all from the comfort and convenience of home. Join us in learning how virtual events and meetings can enhance your work to advance gender equity in COVID-19 and beyond.

March 16, 2021

Using the DEI Toolkit and related resources, 鶹ý’s Inclusion and Equity Committee highlights the process for beginning to engage your branch in the conversation and creating an effective diversity and inclusion plan. Join us for a discussion with Linda J. Carpenter, PhD, co-chair of the Diversity Committee of 鶹ý’s Lake Sumter (FL) branch, to discuss their experience with the diversity planning process and to share some practical insights for branches looking to undertake this process for themselves.

February 11, 2021

In our first virtual town hall of 2021, members had the opportunity to hear from 鶹ý’s nationally elected National Board chair and members of the Racial and Social Justice Working Group and be a part of breakout groups where we discussed the recent clash at the United States Capitol, implications for our ongoing racial equity work and the vote to open membership this spring.

January 19, 2021

Join Dr. Lisette Garcia, the Inclusion & Equity Committee Chair, and Sheila Amo, the Inclusion & Equity Committee Staff Liaison, to learn how to best utilize the new diversity, equity and inclusion toolkit and hear what’s on the horizon in terms of inclusion and equity at 鶹ý.

December 10, 2020

鶹ý Branch and State Board leaders join us to discuss ways to fundraise and boost awareness around issues impacting women and girls while following best practices to curb the spread of COVID-19. You’ll hear from Branch leaders who have come up with creative ideas for virtual fundraising and advocacy programming.

October 14, 2020

Board members discuss the recent notification of a prospective dues increase, share information about our racial equity and justice work, and what to expect on the 鶹ý voting ballot this year.

September 22, 2020

Joining us are special guests from two branches that completed the program, 鶹ý Marin (CA) and 鶹ý Northeast Tarrant County (TX), who will talk about their experiences with Five Star and how it has impacted their work in gender equity.

July 21, 2020

Hear from 鶹ý National’s Board Leadership as they answer members’ questions and discuss how we intend to advance 鶹ý’s mission and impact through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

June 16, 2020

鶹ý is pleased to announce the launch of our new website and we hope it will help us to stay more connected than ever. Take a virtual “tour” with the communications team by watching this webinar.

April 10, 2020

Members from national staff addresses the impact of the coronavirus on 鶹ý’s work and answer questions from the membership.

March 24, 2020