Women + Power Conversation Series – Ms. Foundation For Women Women + Power Conversation Series – Ms. Foundation For Women

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Women + Power Conversation Series

October 6, 2020


In partnership with the Center for Brooklyn History, we participated in a series of conversations that focused on economic power, people power, and caregiving power.

Underlying each program was a theme of leadership and agency related to bodies; economics; caregiving; and electoral politics. Throughout we posed the question, “Does power manifest differently by gender, and, if so, how and why?” We examined what women uniquely bring to political and business arenas; explore the intersection of female power with the traditional gender-based role of caretaker; interrogate vulnerability in women v. men; examine body image and body control; and dig into additional intersectional issues: race, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, and ability, among others.

If you missed the program, you can find recordings below:

Women + Power: Body Power

  • Tressie McMillan Cottom, professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Thick: And Other Essays, joins Jennifer Finney Boylan. Activist, writer, and Director of Communications for the Ms. Foundation Raquel Willis moderates.

Women + Power: Economic Power

  • Featuring Teresa C. Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation and Sallie Krawcheck, founder and CEO of Ellevest. Moderated by Tsedale Melaku, author of You Don’t Look Like A Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism.

Women + Power: People Power

  • Featuring Enei Begaye, executive director of Native Movement; Kandace Montgomery, executive director of Black Visions Collective; and Toni-Michelle Williams, executive director of Solutions Not Punishments Collaborative. Moderated by activist, writer, and Director of Communications for the Ms. Foundation Raquel Willis.


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