Interviews with Notable Women to Focus on Solutions to Gender Equality and Racism Issues /
Activist, Author, and Feminist Press Publisher Jamia Wilson is the First Guest
NEW YORK, NY, August 21, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Take The Lead (https://www.taketheleadwomen.com), a nationally recognized non-profit whose mission is to achieve gender equality in leadership by 2025, today announced the launch of “Power to Change Conversations,” a webinar series devoted to offering substantive solutions to racism and gender equality issues, on Women’s Equality Day on August 26th at 1 PM ET. Hosted by Felicia Davis, a Take The Lead leadership ambassador and the founder of The Black Women’s Collective, the series premiere guest is Jamia Wilson, the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York. Register here for the webinar: https://www.taketheleadwomen.com/events/conversation-01.
“There is much necessary discussion about uncovering centuries of injustice against people of color and women,” says Gloria Feldt, the co-founder and president of Take The Lead. “But we saw a need for dialogue on what can be done immediately to right the wrongs, and ‘Power to Change Conversations’ will offer actionable solutions for the issues of the day.”
The fee for the webinar is $50 for those who are employed and $25 for those who have been laid off or furloughed. “‘Power to Change Conversations’ will assist Take The Lead in providing scholarships for women who want to participate in our programs,” notes Feldt. “While we have significantly lowered costs as a result of Covid-19, there are still those who can’t afford the very training and coaching that can help them prepare for their next career moves. We are committed to making our offerings available to as many women as possible, especially to women who are bearing the brunt of the pandemic professionally. The series will help us, in part, to achieve that goal, and premiering on Women’s Equality Day is perfect timing.”
Each segment of the Zoom-based series will run for 35 minutes, which will include ten minutes reserved for audience questions. “We want the audience to be engaged, to be able to communicate directly with us,” says Davis. “We want them to have their voices heard and to contribute to the conversation.” Those who register, even if they can’t attend, will receive a link to watch afterward.
As for the program’s premier guest, notes Davis, “Jamia is an example of a woman who gets it done. She is admired in all quarters for her work, her writings, and her activism for social justice. I know she will have a lot to share and say.”
Upcoming guests include Jennifer Brown, Joi Gordon and Ginny Brzezinski.
About Jamia Wilson
Jamia Wilson is a feminist activist, writer, and speaker and has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade. As director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former vice president of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Wilson has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Refinery29, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black, the introduction and oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life, ABC’s of AOC, and the co-author of Roadmap for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All. Wilson is a staff writer for Rookie and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop. She was named Refinery29’s “17 Faces of the Future of Feminism.”
Learn more at www.jamiawilson.com.
About Take The Lead
Co-founded by Gloria Feldt, Take The Lead is a 501 (c) (3) that prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. Feldt has been featured in many leading media outlets, including Bloomberg TV, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, Thrive Global and Forbes. Feldt is an in-demand speaker, with engagements at The Women in Cable Telecommunications Global Leadership Conference, The World Women Summit, 92Y Women inPower, and the Annual CUNY Leadership Conference, among others.
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