Women Organize Michigan Summit-Detroit
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This summit will have a specific economic focus. We want to highlight that women are just as concerned about the economy as men, that we are economic leaders, small business owners, breadwinners, and that things that are typically considered "women's issues" like paid family leave, equal pay, family planning, abortion access, equal protection under the law, etc are all economic issues, too!
Program of Events:
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome • Main Stage
Women Organize Michigan Host Committee
Dr. Lisa D. Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University
9:30 – 11:00 Workshops • Small Stage Areas
Economic Justice and YOU • Area I
This session will talk about how economic justice policies are vital to working class individuals, families and communities in Michigan. We will talk about current issues and give participants the opportunity to tie into the work work being done on the group.
Tameka Ramsey, EJAM Director of Leadership Development | (248) 648-0551| firstname.lastname@example.org
The Economics and Politics of Women and the LGBT Communities • Area II
Dana Nessel, President of Fair Michigan • Lisa D. Stern, Fair Michigan Trustee
This workshop will focus on the need for an equal rights amendment (ERA) and the economic and political advantages it will provide to women and members of the LGBT communities alike. Group discussion will focus on individual’s personal experiences with discrimination based upon their gender, gender identity and/or sexual orientation. The goal of the workshop is to educate attendees as the political and legal protections offered by the proposed ERA and the reason it deserves the support of all women.
email@example.com | (313) 556-2300
Women Take on Hate • Area III
Participate in a “fish bowl” conversation on how we can stand up against hate, including its economic impacts, while also learning about some of the unique challenges facing Arab American women. Led by TAKE ON HATE—a campaign of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), an ACCESS institution— that addresses bigotry and discrimination, particularly toward Arab and Muslim Americans, and stands against hate toward all people.
The Heroine's Journey; Leading as Women • Bouchard Executive Coaching • Area IV
M. Nora Bouchard, Democratic Leadership Coach, Bouchard Executive Coaching
We've all heard about Luke Skywalker and his Hero's Journey, but few of us have know about the adventure that most women take: the iconic Heroine's Journey.Complete with dragons and crowns of gold, it is foundationally relevant to what women experience as leaders of other women and men. This interactive workshop explores both models and offers up insights into why female leaders are essential to success in business and politics.
firstname.lastname@example.org | (708) 218-8444
Culture Design and Organizational Change • Area V
Diana Hallifield, Julia Pulver, Sarah Sharp, Managing Partners of HPS Consulting, LLC, • Brandon Hallifield, Project Manager of HPS Consulting, LLC
This Culture Design workshop focuses on positive actions to impact and enhance your organizational culture by:
• Defining your mission and vision to develop an "intentional culture", rather than permitting one to arise by default.
• Developing current employees as well as recruiting new ones to fit your desired culture.
email@example.com | (800) 353-0299
Get Ready to Run • Area VI
Beth Kelly, Executive Director of Emerge Michigan • State. Rep., Emerge Board Member Kristy Pagan
Our members of Congress may not answer your calls, but we will!
We’ve heard from hundreds of women asking how to get involved, how to run for office and how to take action. Join Emerge Michigan at the Women Organize Michigan Summit for a workshop that will help you navigate your local political landscape, grow and solidify your networks, help you to determine your goals and show you how to lay the groundwork for a future run for office. It will also help you determine if our full 70-hour candidate training program is right for you.Join other like-minded women from all over Michigan who may be starting down similar paths in their area.
firstname.lastname@example.org | (202) 431-9407
The Power of Sisterhood: Girlfriends as Your Secret Weapon for Economic Power! • Area VII
Ber-Henda Williams, Program Director/CEO of The Power of Girlhood
In this workshop we will dive into our most valuable resource: our girlfriends! As we launch our businesses, gear up for promotions or hit the restart button all together on our lives, it is the sacred tribe of our sisterhood that we find the strength, resources and tenacity. Participants will leave with new insights and appreciation for their personal friendships, the answer to a burning question or issue at work or in their business and take a bolder stance in the world for what she believes in! Our daughters are watching us. (We strongly encourage girls to attend too)
email@example.com | (947) 517-7638
Social and Economic Case for Addressing Climate Change in Detroit and Other Urban Areas • Area VIII
Kimberly Hill Knott, Director of Policy, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
As you surely know, there have been several extreme weather events in Detroit, highlighting the immediate importance of addressing the imminent threat of climate change. As a result of these severe weather activities, both locally and nationally, billions of federal dollars have been expended to restore impacted cities and to make them more resilient to climate change. However, the debate continues, and local communities MUST play a more direct role in developing innovative solutions and policy recommendations that resonate with various sectors of the community, especially the most vulnerable among us. Through our Workforce program, we work diligently to ensure that low-income and communities of color are equipped to participate in the clean energy economy.
firstname.lastname@example.org | (313) 833-3935
11:00 – 2:00 Interactive Panels • Main Stage
11:00 Introduction to Panels with U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, MI-12
11:20 Michigan Progressive Women's Caucus (MPWC) • Moderator: House Democratic Floor Leader Rep. Christine Greig • State Rep., MPWC Chair Stephanie Chang • State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo • State Rep., MPWC Secretary Donna Lasinski • State Rep., MPWC Treasurer Leslie Love • State. Rep. Kristy Pagan
The MPWC will discuss legislation affecting women’s health and economic security.
Legislative Watch: Support equal pay bills and HB 4307 for paid sick leave. Oppose HB 4221, 4222, 4467; SB 162, 163, 164 on reproductive health.
email@example.com | (517) 373-0823
12:00 Women Leaders in the Labor Movement • Moderator: Heather Roe, BSN, RN, UMPNC Vice-Chair, Michigan Nurses Association, (MNA) • Desiree Conyers, BSN, RN, MNA • Millie Hall, President Metro-Detroit Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) • D.Etta Wilcoxon, JD, 2nd Vice-President Metro-Detroit CLUW
Encouraging more leadership by women in the labor movement and addressing issues and challenges
12:40 Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders • Moderator: Theresa Rich, PhD - Farmington Hills City Council Member and Oakland Schools Board of Education President, Owner/Partner, RichLaw, PLLC • Gina Goree Hitchens, MBA, President of Greater Detroit National Association of Women Business Owners, Owner of GHC Financial Planning, Inc. • Nicole Mangis, Owner, Brut Detroit Wine Bar • Jennyfer Crawford, Founder All Things Detroit, All Things Marketplace • Nichole Pardo, MBA, MSA, Owner of Global Alliance Solutions • Tina M. Patterson Esq., Owner of TMP Law, PLLC, firstname.lastname@example.org
1:20 Detroit Leadership • Moderator: Helena Scott • City Council President Brenda Jones, (313) 224-3443 • City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López • Lacy Dawson, Michigan Voice, email@example.com
2:00 – 3:00 Break for Vendors and Organizations • Hall D
*Paid for by the Stabenow Warren Victory Fund. Donate via the link for admission.
3:00 – 4:00 Michigan Political Leaders • Main Stage
3:00 Gretchen Whitmer, Former Senate Democratic Leader and Candidate for Governor
3:20 U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
3:40 U.S. Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence, MI-14
4:00 Closing Statements • Main Stage
Jocelyn Benson, CEO of RISE
Please visit our vendors and organizations throughout the day.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Host: Tina M. Patterson, Esq. | TMP Law | tmplawpllc.com
HPS Consulting | hpsconsultingllc.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
K.F. Legal Consulting, PLLC | kflconsulting.com | email@example.com
RichLaw, PLLC | firstname.lastname@example.org
Terra Luxe Skin Care, II | email@example.com
Thank you to the organizations joining us today to further the progressive causes most important to women through intersectionality, accessibility, inclusion, support, and ACTION!
BRANCH: A New Beginning | firstname.lastname@example.org
Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence, MI-14 | lawrence.house.gov
Coalition of Labor Union Women | cluw.org
Detroit NAACP | detroitnaacp.org | email@example.com
Emerge MI | emergemi.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan | mieconomicjustice.org
Fair Michigan | fairmichigan.org | email@example.com
Gretchen Whitmer for Governor | gretchenwhitmer.com
HandUp Detroit | firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan for Choice | email@example.com
Mothering Justice | motheringjustice.org
MI Women Win PAC | miwomenwin.com
Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus | miprogressivewomen.com
Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network | uujustice.org
National Association of Women Business Owners | nawbogdc.org
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan | miplannedparenthood.org
The Power of Girlhood | thepowerofgirlhood.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan | email@example.com
Voters Not Politicians | firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's March Michigan | email@example.com