“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The future of work is one with womxn of color at the center.
Join The Riveter and Future for Us for The State of Womxn of Color Roadshow, an evening to tell audacious stories of womxn of color at work, accompanied by an overview of the data, insights and solutions. This collaboration provides a platform for rising and established womxn of color professionals to share their experiences and next step strategies as they build powerful communities to create a future for where womxn of color lead at the highest levels across all sectors. The State of Womxn of Color - Dallas tour stop features Future for Us’ State of Womxn of Color data presentation and a panel of local leaders in one of the nation's most diverse cities. Jacqueline Twille CEO of ZeroGap, Laura Silva VP at Bank of America and others will share personal experiences, discuss how womxn of color can navigate the world of work, and leave us with insights on negotiation, building community, and true allyship. Dallas is home to a large community of immigrants, with over 50% non-white residents, and top househand languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, German and Hindi. Despite DFW’s incredible diversity, by many accounts, the city remains siloed with ethnic groups geographically segregated. At the same time, connection, community and culture are critical to the advancement of womxn of color. This moment is the perfect opportunity to build community, and ensure that across all sectors, womxn of color are in visible leaders roles across Dallas.
Allies and champions are invited to come together to support womxn of color professionals through community, culture and career development - to create equity of access and opportunities for advancement. Together we can take actions to advance womxn of color and explore what it takes to build intentional communities for and with womxn of color, examine how allies can strengthen their cultural competency muscle, and explore what true workplace collaboration can make possible!
Why womxn and not womxn?
The spelling of womxn is meant to show inclusion of trans, nonbinary, womxn of color, womxn with disabilities and all other marginalized genders. Both The Riveter and Future for Us use this spelling to indicate that our spaces and platform are open to anyone who identifies as such. We respect people of all genders, identities, and the use of pronouns that best identify an individual.
6:00 - 6:30pm Registration and Networking
6:30 - 7:00pm The State of Womxn of Color Presentation with Future for Us Founders
7:00 - 8:00pm Panel + Q&A
8:00 - 8:30pm Networking
Jacqueline V. Twillie holds an M.B.A. in Leadership, she is the Founder and President of ZeroGap.co, a global training, and development firm that specializes in womxn's leadership training and development within male-dominated industries. Jacqueline is an Amazon Best Selling Author. Her upcoming book, Don't Leave Money on The Table is set to be released on August 22, 2019. She has been featured in Forbes, FastCo, Essence Now , Black Enterprise , Parade , Today.com, NBC BLK and more… on the topic of Women’s Leadership and Negotiation Strategy.
Laura Silva is a Colombian-born designer who specializes in diversity and inclusion in UX. She is the Vice President of Global Tech and Operations - Accessibility Technology UX Design Lead for Bank of America, an intersectionality advocate, national keynote speaker, and Girls Who Code mentor.
About Future for Us
Future for Us is a platform dedicated to advancing womxn of color at work through community, culture and career development. We envision a future of work where womxn of color lead at the highest levels of corporate, government, and social sector organizations. We do this through a mix of monthly events, large-scale conferences for both womxn of color professionals and allies, and research.
Join the movement and a community dedicated to womxn of color on Slack! Visit futureforus.co for more information. More speakers to be announced soon! Ticketing Information: Tickets for this event are on a sliding scale. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.
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Host level tickets (25 max) will include individual and/or company name and/or logo in the event program.