This year’s breakfast panel featured some powerhouse women that are shifting the landscape for girls and women in the public, private and philanthropic sectors NYC. Conversations centered around various ways to dismantle the systems that oppress women and especially women of color from positions within leadership.
Special thanks to:
– Council Member Althea Stevens
– Chelsea Miller (Co-founder, Freedom March NYC)
– Diahann Billings-Burford (CEO, RISE)
– Ana Oliveira (CEO, New York Women’s Foundation)
Here are some words of wisdom from the panelists:
💫 The best leaders are those that show up as their authentic selves.
💫 To reach young people, you have to meet them where they are. Go to spaces where they are located. It’s not that young people aren’t engaged or don’t care, we haven’t given them a reason to get involved
💫 Don’t pull up to their tables, it’s raggedy anyway. Start a new table
💫 Women leaders need to have a succession plan that includes a plan to uplift other women, while ensuring the health of their organizations
💫 Foundations are nothing without the people doing the work. Demand more from them
💫 There a lot of power in being behind the scenes BUT we should also get more comfortable with being in the spotlight
💫 When we work individually it’s only for a MOMENT, but when we work together and support each other, it becomes a MOVEMENT
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