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OCTOBER 12, 13, 14WHAT THESE 3 DAYS ARE ABOUT
Courage across generations as the access to furthering gender equity
About Day of the Girl
Pushing forward Gender Equity
International Day of the Girl was created by the United Nations in 2012 with a belief that “reducing inequality strengthens economies and builds stable, resilient societies that give all individuals – including boys and men – the opportunity to fulfill their potential.” Many approaches to Day of the Girl come from a global context. This year, InHerShoes is shining a light at the girls and youth in our own backyards.
About Catalyze Courage Summit
1% More Courage Across Generations
The Catalyze Courage Summit: Day of the Girl Child 2020 is a collective movement that taps into the power of women across generations to push forward gender equity.
To do this, we aim to provide participants with resources, practical steps, and user-friendly information to make informed decisions about HOW they can get involved and WHO they can get involved with to push forward gender equity.
Attending Catalyze Courage Summit you will walk away with...
Inspiring examples of courage from young womxn and professionals creating positive change
Practical tips to incorporate and grow your own “courage muscle” as a daily practice at school, work, and life
Access to intimate conversations with thought leaders and changemakers on the front lines of gender equity
A new, virtual, national community to strengthen your courage practice toward gender equity and positive social impact
Catalyze Courage Summit 2020
WHO THIS IS FOR
You are a leader ready to catalyze the next generation.
This is not your first rodeo and you are ready to uplift the upcoming generation of trailblazers. You have the experience, stories, accolades, and the courageous muscle to prove it. You believe true progress never ends with one person, and are ready to be the Catalyst of Catalysts.
You never underestimate what a small group of committed people can do to change the world - for the better.
Yes, 2020 has been an unexpected year. Yes, times are challenging. Yes, there is a lot going on -- and, you still see a future worth changemaking for. You refuse to waiver in your pursuit of possibility and believe a better world is not just possible, but within reach. You just know it will take a courageous community to get there.
You are navigating transition and courageously going where you never thought you could go.
Whether it's a new virtual school year, your first post-grad job, or often finding yourself asking, "Now what?", you are ready to explore what else is out there. Life may feel uncomfortable at the moment, but caterpillars hardly ever know they are about to be butterflies. You are spinning your cocoon and ready to take flight and discover new horizons where your passion could intersect with what the world needs.
You have purpose, passion, and drive - now you want some direction.
You are a multi-passionate womxn on the move, always striving for better. You are never shy to ask for help, eager to learn and grow, and see courage as a pathway to clarity. You believe there is strength in numbers, wisdom in community, and opportunity around every corner.
You are ready to build connection and community.
No room at the table? No problem. No table? Even better. You are ready to build the change you want to see. You are eager to connect with like-minded, action-oriented folx who share the same passion and vision for community, coalition building, and catalyzing courage.
MEET YOUR KEYNOTES
Get Inspired - Inspiring Stories from Catalysts for Courage.
Gender Justice Activist
Sophie Sandberg is a gender justice activist and street artist committed to combating gender-based violence through public art, digital media, and education. She is the founder of the popular initiative, Catcalls of NYC, which raises awareness about street harassment using colorful chalk art.
At the age of 19, Sophie started Catcalls of NYC inspired by her own experiences of street harassment growing up in New York. Frustrated by the behavior, she began to solicit anonymous stories of harassment and write the verbatim phrases on the streets with chalk to encourage awareness and dialogue. Since starting Catcalls of NYC in 2016, she has reached 100,000s of people on social media. Her work has inspired the international youth-led movement Chalk Back, consisting of 200 “Catcalls of” sites spanning six continents, run by young activists. The goal of Chalk Back is to empower young people to combat street harassment using social media, story sharing, and chalk art.
Sophie’s work with Chalk Back has been featured in international media including New York Times, BBC, CNN, The Independent, Forbes, Vanity Fair, and NBC. She has worked on campaigns with Plan International and the UN Girls Education Initiative. She has spoken at middle schools, high schools, and universities. She has given talks at UNESCO's Media Information Literacy Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, and UNESCO’s World Cities Day in Paris, France. Sophie’s work can be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/catcallsofnyc and at www.chalkback.org.
Melissa is a senior at from Newton, Massachusetts. Born with a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Melissa is passionate about disability rights and inclusion. Melissa is the co-author of the middle grade novel, Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School, and she has spoken at TEDx events and the United Nations.
In 2014, Melissa started a viral petition for the doll company American Girl to create a doll with a disability. Her goal is to show people that people with disabilities are are not defined by their challenges, but rather by what they can achieve. Melissa is currently working with the Boston Center of Independent Living to start a Disabled Youth Advocacy Group that’s mission is to recruit teens with disabilities to start accessibility campaigns in Massachusetts and make disability issues front and center. She is also a staff writer at youth led disability-centric magazine Cr*pple Magazine.
Intersectional Climate Activist
Lauren Ritchie is a 19-year-old climate activist, writer, model, podcast host, and student from The Bahamas studying Sustainable Development and Political Science at Columbia University. She is the creator of The Eco Gal, a digital platform that educates on global climate justice, promotes intersectional climate action, and seeks to make sustainable living more accessible and inclusive by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
She is also a writer and content strategist for Brown Girl Green, a Youth Ambassador for Plastic Pollution Coalition, an ambassador for the Global Wildlife Conservation, and the co-host of the podcast Black Girl Blueprint, a platform to center the voices and celebrate the accomplishments of young Black women in a vast array of fields.
MEET YOUR PANELISTS
Get Moving - Connect the dots with Catalysts across generations.
Molly is the Senior Development Manager for fundraising and partner outreach for Courage California. She is an Alumna of Emerge CA, is the Emerge CA 2019 SoCal Class Representative, she is a Board member for the Black Women's Democratic Club of California, and she works closely at the state level in creating a pipeline for progressive womxn to run for seats over the next 4-6 years.
Molly is the daughter of a Haitian immigrant and a hippie from down south, but she grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. She joined Courage California in February 2017 when she returned home to Long Beach, CA with her husband and toddler, Kingston, after seven years in Brooklyn, NY. While in New York, Molly worked as an Advocate and Academic Coordinator at Harlem Children’s Zone. Molly spent three years fundraising for a safety net hospital in downtown Brooklyn and dabbled in health care research before leaving New York. Molly earned a BA in Afro-Ethnic Studies from CSU Fullerton and studied Urban Affairs at CUNY Hunter in Manhattan, NY.
Molly's favorite things include her family + friends, justice, laughter, and hair.
Gender Equality Champion
Tazreen Hussain is a Senior Program Manager at Vital Voices Global Partnership. She leads the coordination of the VV100 program, the Leadership Incubator, the Vital Voices honoree program, and provides tailored support to women of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network.
Tazreen is a gender specialist with experience in the areas of women’s empowerment, capacity building, civic participation, and women in peace and security programming globally. Prior to this role, she was the Gender Advisor at The Center for Civilians in Conflict where she worked with and supported government leaders, security sector personnel, and civilian communities on a gender-sensitive approach to civilian protection procedures, practices, and policies.
At the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Tazreen supported global gender equality and intersectional women’s empowerment programming by developing tools and programs focused on democracy, governance, electoral support and political process strengthening. With a focus on inclusion of marginalized communities, Tazreen regularly provided technical advice and support to women’s rights organizations, disability rights organizations, human rights activists and leaders, and electoral stakeholders globally. She was the chief lead in developing IFES’ Male Allies for Leadership Equality (MALE) training curriculum. Tazreen holds a Master’s in Public Policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science from Florida State University.
Storyteller, Equity Advocate
Savannah is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Nation and a recent graduate of New York University with a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Public Affairs.
Savannah grew up in Seattle, Washington where she was in and out of the foster care system until the age of 12. She was the first person in her family to go to college and earn a master’s degree. While in undergrad, Savannah led advocacy for Native communities and other communities of color through her work as the Associated Student Body Director of American Indian Students and Chairwomen of First Nations at the University of Washington.
After undergrad, she worked as a Program Manager at the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), where she later became a board member. Before joining NIEA, Savannah worked at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. as Lead Tribal Policy Aide for a Washington State Member of Congress on all matters of public policy pertaining to American Indian/Alaskan Natives.
She currently works as the Manager of Partnerships and Programs at IllumiNative, a racial and social justice organization whose mission is to build power for native people by amplifying contemporary Native voices, stories, and issues to advance justice, equity, and self-determination.
Founder, CEO HABIT
Tai Adaya is the founder and CEO of HABIT, a skin brand reimagining the anti-aging category by innovating in SPF. Of Mexican and Indian descent, she grew up feeling like she didn’t belong in her community in Texas — but this feeling instilled in her a desire to approach old institutions with an attitude of change.
She graduated from Stanford with a degree in Management Science & Engineering before starting her career at Bain & Company, where she worked with Private Equity, Retail, and Healthcare clients.
Prior to HABIT, Tai worked in marketing at several successful startups (two of which, GoodRx & Casper, have IPO’d) and led U.S. Marketing for the launch of color cosmetics brand Il Makiage.
My name is Lenoria Addison and I'm the creator of Cazza, an emerging beauty brand. At Cazza, we develop hairstyling products made from clean ingredients. Our ethos is all about not taking your hair too seriously. My background is in social media and influencer marketing. I've worked at global agencies leading digital campaigns for Taco Bell, Sonic Drive-In, Samsung Global, and ebay Fashion. In addition to my corporate experience, I've worked on several entrepreneurial ventures and am finally working in the beauty space - a space that I love deeply. Our brand is pre-launch, but please be sure to follow my journey and the brand at @hellocazza on Instagram.
Executive Director, United State of Women
Jordan Brooks is the Executive Director of the United State of Women, a non-profit dedicated to being the megaphone for gender equality, and organizing women around the country. Prior to that role, Jordan spent nearly 8 years in the Obama White House in various capacities from the Office of the Vice President to the Office of the First Lady and the Office of Public Engagement, with her final position being the Deputy Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. In this position she oversaw the Obama Administration's policy and outreach work on a large variety of issues as they related to the lives of women and girls across the country and around the world.
Activist, Organizer, Badass
Deja Foxx is a 20 year old activist, strategist, and Influencer. She is the founder of GenZ Girl Gang, a student at Columbia University, and a Digital Creator with Ford Models. After serving as the youngest member of the Kamala Harris Campaign in the capacity of Influencer and Surrogate Strategist, she has gone on to build innovative digital strategies for nonprofits whose programming has been affected by Covid-19 and currently serves as the Social Media Director at Acronym.
Director of Engineering, Netflix
Karen is currently an Engineering Director at Netflix, where she leads the Access & Identity Management organization, which is responsible for building the server-side infrastructure to enable a secure viewing experience for members. Karen had previously led engineering and architecture teams at EBay & at Sun, before taking a ten-year detour to start-up land. Karen is passionate about inclusion and diversity in technology organizations and how to encourage young people from under-represented groups to start their journey towards our incredible world of ever-changing technology.
MEET YOUR WORKSHOP FACILITATORS
Get Going - Courageous Workshops designed for tactical, practical takeaways
Gelli Ann Jimenez Dayrit
Catalyze Self: Find & Tap Into Your Strengths
Gelli Ann Jimenez Dayrit (She/Her/Hers) is an Educator, Social Justice Facilitator, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, and Mental Health Advocate.
Gelli Ann is currently the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Events at West Coast University (WCU) where she works with Future Alumni and Young Alumni programming for healthcare professionals. Prior to joining WCU, Gelli Ann worked in the Center for Student Leadership at University of California, Irvine. She has also worked in Multicultural Affairs where she spent two years as the Intercultural Specialist for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Initiatives in the Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include: healing and social justice, APIDA student and higher administration experiences, identity-based support services and programs, education abroad and first-generation and low-income students. She is also passionate about fitness and holistic wellness, in which she intentionally practices every day.
The greatest lesson she has learned throughout her educational and professional journey is the appreciation, value, strength and love for her identities. Gelli Ann is a Filipina woman, 1.5-generation immigrant, and first-generation college student. She continues to spread her light through her work and practices centered in equity, healing, and compassion. Gelli Ann received her M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at University of Southern California and B.S. in Child Development at San Diego State University.
Catalyze Others: Community Building & Power Mapping
Brittney Yancy is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin University. Professor Yancy has published with Oxford University Press and Greenwood Press, and her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library, Andrew W. Mellow Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the National Council of Black Studies. Her honors include a host of awards from the National Council of Black Studies and the University of Connecticut. She belongs to several professional organizations. including the American Historical Association and Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Professor Yancy is an intersectional scholar-activist and committed to fighting for a gender-inclusive movement for racial justice. In 2018, she was appointed as the Greater Hartford Ambassador to the United State of Women, and recently chaired the state-wide summit on gender equity, Galvanize Connecticut. In 2019, Professor Yancy was appointed to the Board of Connecticut's State Education Resource Center and currently serves on Steering Committee for the Governor's Council on Women and Girls. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., entering 19 years of service, and a member of several community-based organizations in the Greater Hartford area. Professor Yancy holds a B.A. in History from Hampton University and an M.A. in History from the University of Connecticut. This year, Professor Yancy will complete her doctoral degree in 20th century US History from the University of Connecticut.
Molly Phillips-Nugent is an advocate, activist, and ambassador for the United State of Women in Sacramento. She serves as the Vice President of the Board for Paratransit, Inc and a commissioner on the Blue Ribbon Commission to establish a Women's Commission in Sacramento County. Molly previously managed a Department of Justice-funded collaboration at WEAVE and Society for the Blind to increase access to services for survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence who are blind or low vision. She is currently organizing in Northeast Wisconsin ahead of the 2020 general election.
Get in Action - It's time to flex those courage muscles.
MEET YOUR OFFICE HOUR EXPERTS
OFFICE HOURS: KENDRA
Navigate Tech by Leaning Into Yourself
Kendra Gaunt (pronouns: she + they) is a technologist who has engaged with organizations for the past seven years to connect conscious design, interaction, and technology for people worldwide. Specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) product development, Kendra believes that leading with an intersectional perspective creates the space to develop products that serve ALL people's needs - not just a core group.
From early experiences in the educational and professional tech field, Kendra realized a stark gap in representation - specifically for Black womxn and girls. Kendra believes that we cannot create holistic products when the people developing them does not represent a diverse group of experiences. Seeking to change this paradigm, Kendra leans into their intersection of identities + community to fuel positive change.
Kendra is presently a Product Owner for The Trevor Project, where they manage data + AI projects to provide a high quality of care to LGBTQ youth. Kendra is also a Florida ambassador for the United State of Women.
As a published writer and speaker, Kendra has shared insight into navigating intersectional conversations and their experience as a Black woman in tech via Forbes and the Women in Tech Podcast. Kendra feels it's essential to do all we can to increase the visibility + sustain the engagement of underrepresented folx in STEM.
Kendra is a Certified Scrum Product Owner who holds degrees in Management Information Systems and AI Product Development.
OFFICE HOURS: JANE
Design & Creativity
Having a clear path since I was 12 led me to a degree in art in college as well as moving to Florence, Italy to study the masters. Being exposed to architecture, textiles, and the mere history of the city has inadvertently shaped and influenced what I produce. My work evokes flourishing, florals, and the decorative details seen and sometimes so faint in the old world paintings and sculptures that we see admire. I don’t consider myself an artist that only dabbles in one medium but am a multi-disciplinary artist & designer. In more recent years, my focus and messaging is best seen in lettering, calligraphy, and illustrations.
During my years working for clients in the wedding industry, I naturally leaned in on learning calligraphy and have been taught by some incredible instructors in copperplate calligraphy, including Former White House Chief Calligrapher, Pat Blair. By combining my skills as a traditional artist & self-taught graphic designer, I’ve formed my clients stories around merging the old and the new.
Projects at Red Letter Day range from custom pieces to murals to live events. Being a multi-disciplinary studio means that I have a wide net of experience in different mediums from 2D to 3D. The usage of each piece is dependent on communicating the client’s story to the masses. There’s no limit to the possibility that can be created. Along with client work, I also teach watercolor workshops throughout the US as well as donate my time once a month to project like A Love Language Project to paint protest murals throughout the city of LA.
OFFICE HOURS: ASHLEY
Turning Passion into Profit: How to Start a Business
Ashley Olafsen is a 2 time published author, TEDx speaker, and social entrepreneur who is passionate about building inspiring businesses.
Ashley accidentally became an entrepreneur at the age of 16, when she gave an empowerment workshop to a group of 8th grade girls. After realizing her passion for helping others, Ashley co-founded MOVE, LLC, through which she has directed over 100 workshops and 6 week-long summer programs for teenage girls, focusing on self-esteem, body image, leadership, and more. During college, Ashley created an online video series focusing on the same topics, for students. The 10-part online workshop series, titled ‘Let’s Talk About It: The Workshop Series For Students’ is implemented in wellness and guidance curricula all over New England. She won $36k in funding for her venture.
Today, Ashley is the Founder and CEO of Visionaria Consulting, and supports small businesses with her consulting services. Alongside her team of 5 other women, Ashley specifically provides SEO, website design, content creation, and other services to busy solopreneurs and small businesses. Ashley has been featured in Forbes, is a 2019 VS PINK GRL PWR Project winner as sponsored by Victoria’s Secret, and Vital Voices fellow. To learn more about Ashley, visit www.visionariaconsulting.com or on IG at @ashleyolafsen
OFFICE HOURS: RAMYA
Trusting Your Intuition: Recognizing Dating Red Flags and Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Ramya is an entrepreneur who is dedicated to eliminating health disparities and improving health outcomes for women and non-binary people around the world. Ramya got her MPH with a concentration in maternal and child health from The George Washington University and her BA from Kalamazoo College in chemistry, anthropology and sociology. Ramya was one of twenty winners of the 2019 VS PINK GRL PWR Project sponsored by Victoria’s Secret Pink and is an inaugural fellow of the Vital Voices x TRESemmé Leadership Incubator.
OFFICE HOURS: ANNA
Courageous Conversations- How to Have Dialogue in Uncertain and Polarized Times
Anna Gabriella Casalme is the Founder & CEO of Novelly, an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, online and offline, for courageous conversations. She is the daughter of Filipino immigrants and is a Los Angeles native. She received her BA in Human Biology and Education from Stanford University and her MSc in Childhood Studies from the University of Edinburgh. If she was 1% more courageous, she would write a young adult novel.
OFFICE HOURS: CHAVONNE
Mental Health: A Mental Exercise for When You’re Feeling Down
Chavonne Hodges is an NYC-based fitness entrepreneur and community organizer with a passion for social impact, education, wellness, and creativity. In 2016, she launched GrillzandGranola, a fitness company that curates and creates wellness and fitness experiences for and powered by women of color, starting with their signature TrapAerobics class.
Since launching, she has captured the attention of companies like Facebook and Tumblr and garnered features by Forbes, NY Mag, Yahoo! Lifestyle and more. In 2017, she sold created and sold diverse stock images, which eventually landed her first modeling job for Target’s C9 Champion “A New Kind of Strong” campaign. Then in 2018, she launched ZEN DAY, the first and only half-day wellness conference for 150+ NYC-based women of color to learn how to be collectively well. Chavonne, named by the Drum as “50 Under 30 Creative Leaders of Tomorrow” now works as a full-time Wellness entrepreneur.
OFFICE HOURS: LAYNE
Shh, don't tell anyone, but Layne has the best job at Salesforce. She gets to attract, recruit and hire the best and brightest graduate-level students into internships at Salesforce, helping them along their career journey. Layne is passionate about diversity and equity in the recruiting and hiring process, leading her to join a community of like-minded recruiters through URx, where she serves as the Bay Area community chair. As if working with MBA students wasn't enough, Layne decided to pursue her own MBA through UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where she is a current part-time student. Last, Layne finds fulfillment in tutoring at-risk high school students in her home of Oakland, CA, through the College Track organization.
WITH SPECIAL WELCOMES BY
InHerShoes: Courageous voices across generations
CEO, Founder InHerShoes
Judith Martinez is an intersectional social impact advocate mobilizing girls, women, and their allies to live beyond fear and redefine their futures through one question: what would you do if you were 1% more courageous? CEO of InHerShoes, the modern woman's community for courage, Judith is redefining traditional standards of what it looks like to be a successful woman today.
Starting as a "silly community project" in 2014, Judith's vision for InHerShoes began as a Kickstarter campaign she started the fall after graduating from University and secretly declining her dream law school acceptance. A first-generation Filipina American, Judith's work through InHerShoes is an example of what is available when courage overrides fear: a whole new world of possibility. Selected by Mogul as one of the best places to work for Gen Z today, alongside household names such as Costco, Nike, and Skillshare, InHerShoes has impacted thousands of young girls, women, and communities in the pursuit of possibility, one act of courage at a time.
A staunch advocate for environment-centered design, Judith has worked with organizations at unique front lines of social impact such as Ashoka, GOOD Inc., Unreasonable Institute, and has shared her voice on behalf of youth at the United Nations Youth Assembly. Passionate about cultivating intersectional leadership and advocacy across generations, Judith has worked with global leaders such as former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta on activating leadership in youth and is the co-author of Students Lead Now, the first book written by students, for students, on student leadership in the higher education space. She was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee, has been featured in NASDAQ and Forbes, and amidst the national awakening for social and racial justice, Judith was most recently selected to be a United State of Women Ambassador representing the state of California, working with former White House Obama Administration in furthering gender equity and its intersection on racial justice.
InHerShoes Board Member, UN Women Alumna
Sherry Simpson is an Emmy Award and Sundance Award winning film Producer and Cultural Strategist well known for her commitment to human rights. She is a recognized leader at the intersection of media and social justice. Her film AMANDLA! a revolution in four-part harmony is a seminal film on the role of song in South Africa's triumphant freedom movement.
Most recently, she has reimagined and instituted an impact innovation strategy for public media, amplifying a competitive edge for top-tier content creators and production companies in the news/documentary ecosystem in her role heading engagement at ITVS (Independent Television Service) based in San Francisco.
Given her robust network of global investors, NGOS, corporate and media leaders she founded Fluent a 21st century creative agency in 2017. Fluent’s mission is to implement communications strategies, media campaigns and to build and sustain enterprises for social good. The “Fluent method” brings together a team of global change agents, talented social impact artists, filmmakers, writers, designers and transformational leaders to work with clients in the public, private and grassroots arenas. The client roster includes the United Nations Development Program, The UN Foundation, UN Women, The Bully Project, The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data to name a few.
Sherry has worked in academia since 2010 as an adjunct professor, faculty advisor at Occidental College and has served as the interim Dean of InterCultural Affairs.
Catalyst Scholar, Inaugural Catalyze Courage Summit, 2015
Kateryn is a recent graduate of Princeton University (2020) based in Los Angeles, California. Her most dearly-held appellations include: political-thinker, actress, singer, theatre-maker, Filipina-American, and Child of God. Her major in Politics and her minors in theatre-making and musical performance recently culminated in her senior thesis, _Politics As (Is) Theatre_, a political theory of the inextricable natures of performance and politics. As an alumna of Saint Joseph High School (as is InHerShoes Founder and CEO Judith Martinez!), she has held fast to her alma mater's mottos, striving towards "All of Which Woman is Capable," and working "In the Service of the Dear Neighbor". She currently holds a position as a Deployment Strategist for Numinar, a political consulting start-up that forwards grassroots-outreach for local and state political campaigns. In the between-time, she volunteers as a head tutor for Hatch Tutoring company, and works with Entrance Only theatre company, of which she is a founding member. From her past experience as a summit-attendee and later intern of InHerShoes, Kateryn is pleased to be back as a speaker for this year's Summit. She wishes all of you courageous young women (and your families) peace and strength, and an unforgettable experience at Catalyze Courage Summit 2020.
AND GUIDED MEDITIATION SESSIONS BY
Founder, Potential to Kinetic
Meredith is an intuitive healer and enthusiastic leader, helping women and businesses unleash their potential. Meredith's practice focuses on physical and mental wellness, and how we can make decisions that align with our most authentic selves. Having worked with non-profits, start ups, large corporations and individuals 1:1, Meredith brings empowerment, compassion, and collaboration wherever she goes. She believes in a world where we bravely embrace the entirety of our being, turn pain into purpose and radiate compassion to catalyze change.
Sally is a constant wonderer and wanderer, in places she has called home and in her imagination and heart. She is consistently doing inner work. Working with her shadow side and getting curious to what they have to teach her. One of her life's purposes is to bring beauty to people's hearts and reflect back to them their innate goodness and worth. She grounds herself in the knowing that we are all intimately connected with each other and with nature and creation all around us.
Chavonne Hodges is an NYC-based fitness entrepreneur and community organizer with a passion for social impact, education, wellness, and creativity. In 2016, she launched GrillzandGranola, a fitness company that curates and creates wellness and fitness experiences for and powered by women of color, starting with their signature TrapAerobics class.Since launching, she has captured the attention of companies like Facebook and Tumblr and garnered features by Forbes, NY Mag, Yahoo! Lifestyle and more. In 2017, she sold created and sold diverse stock images, which eventually landed her first modeling job for Target’s C9 Champion “A New Kind of Strong” campaign. Then in 2018, she launched ZEN DAY, the first and only half-day wellness conference for 150+ NYC-based women of color to learn how to be collectively well. Chavonne, named by the Drum as “50 Under 30 Creative Leaders of Tomorrow” now works as a full-time Wellness entrepreneur.
DAY 1: CATALYZE SELF
Monday, October 12, 2020
2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST
2:15 PM PST / 5:15 PM EST
2:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM EST
3:30 PM PST / 6:30 PM EST
4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST
5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EST
DAY 2: CATALYZE OTHERS
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
DAY 3: CATALYZE THE WORLD
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Virtual Mentor/Mentee Happy Hour
4:30 PM PST / 7:30 PM EST
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