I had a great time joining the Ithaca College Women in Leadership Experience on Saturday, March 25. What an honor to be asked to join the discussion with great local leaders like Dr. Michele Williams of Cornell University, Tatiana Sy from Downtown Ithaca Alliance, and Devon Anderson from Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes.
We talked about facing sexism in our careers, how we deal with doubting ourselves, and where we turn for support. The young women attending the day's events were all engaged and interested, and asked excellent questions. I hope I had a few wise words to offer. But more than that, I hope those young women go out into their adult lives and don't have to face quite as much inequality and sexism that older generations have faced. There is a long way to go, but events like these help knit women together and build our confidence. I was grateful to be a part of it.
Amanda will join a panel discussion at the Women in Leadership Experience for Ithaca College students on Saturday, March 25. It's a wonderful retreat for young women leaders!
From the event website:
"The 14th annual Women in Leadership Experience (WILE) will occur on March 25, 2017 in Seneca Falls, New York. The retreat offers a tradition of networking and focusing on engaging dialogue among the participants, exploring the perceptions of progress for women, including a look at challenges that different generations have faced. The theme of WILE 2017 is trust (in yourself and in other women)."
Amanda's speech begins at minute 14.50.
With her dedicated and awesome planning team, Amanda organized the Women's March on Ithaca in January 2017, which drew approximately 10,000 participants, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Read about the event in this Ithaca Voice article, this article from The Ithacan, this article from the Cornell Sun, and this article from the Ithaca Journal.
WSKG News also interviewed Amanda.
January 20, 2017-Read and listen to the story here.
WENY News interviewed Amanda and covered the story as well.
January 20, 2017-Read here.
January 21, 2017-Read and watch the video here.