WomenLeadSI 2019 comes to the Staten Island Museum on Tuesday, November 12th
“Throughout history, women have driven humanity forward on the path to a more equal and just society, contributing in innumerable ways to our character and progress as a people. In the face of discrimination and undue hardship, they have never given up on the promise of America: that with hard work and determination, nothing is out of reach”.(4)
In celebration of the launch of Staten IslandHER, the popular “digilive” conference WomenLeadSI 2019 comes to the Staten Island Museum on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm.
WomenLeadSI 2019: Women’s Leadership Conference Staten Island. Women are underrepresented in leadership in business, or in panel discussions, or events. This must change. #WomenLeadSI is a collaborative effort helping to create a clearinghouse for empowerment and Women’s Leadership. Taking place at Staten Island Museum on November 12th, 2019. Three Entrepreneurs will come together to discuss the important issues and obstacles facing women who desire leadership roles.
WomenLeadSI 2019 comes to the Staten Island Museum on Tuesday, November 12th. Created in 2012, #WomenLeadSI 2019 is a part conference, part workshop, part networking with a panel discussion and a virtual and in-person workshop that will create teams that will collaborate on action plans to enable/empower/promote women
Co-Curator Marilyn Zayfert has found “Women don’t get to climb up the corporate ladder one rung at a time. The climb is convoluted as the game Chutes and Ladders. There are ways to shape change and promote women leaders. Events like #WomenLeadSI 2019 continually motivate women to work toward their professional goals.”
#WomenLeadSI 2019 begins with fast-paced interactive presentations. After this, the audience (online and in-person) will divide into small groups to interact and brainstorm for a half hour followed by a debriefing session and networking. The panel will then present each group’s action points. This unique event that combines a live event with a digital online counterpart. By doing this WomenLeadSI creates unique collaborative environments that produce actionable takeaways– for women, by women, although men are welcome and actually, our experience shows, can provide valuable contributions.
The Curators of WomenLeadSI chose Staten Island Museum not only for its convenient location to everywhere on Staten Island but for the work it does highlighting the achievements of all community members and obstacles faced throughout its community’s history. In the Arts 51% of visual artists today are women and only 28% of museum solo exhibitions spotlighted women in eight selected museums throughout the 2000s. (1). Though women earn half of the MFAs granted in the US, only a quarter of solo exhibitions in New York galleries feature women. (2) Research has shown that women, more than men possess leadership styles associated with effective performance as leaders. So why are significantly fewer women in leadership roles than men? (3) Combining the power of creative ideas, collaboration and communication Women lead.
The Collaborators for WomenLeadSI 2019 are:
Kelly Vilar- founder and CEO of the SI Urban Center.
Kim Brown Avilez Co-Founder of Phenomenal Women Inc. and Chief Executive Officer at Glow Event Management Co.
Lauren Piccirillo- inventor of the blockbuster product Baby Soothe.
WomenLeadSI 2019: Women’s Leadership Conference Staten Island at the Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
November 12, 2019 at the Staten Island Museum. Cost per ticket: $45/35 Early bird sale ends November 1, 2019. Limited seating Tickets available here: https://womenleadsi2019.
1. The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium, 2013.
2. Brainstormers Research, 2006 and Saltz, Village Voice, September 21, 2006.
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