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MARGARET CHO

Recipient of the 2021
Passionistas Persist
Humanitarian Award

DR. JANE GOODALL

Recipient of the 2021
Passionistas Persist
Icon Award

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PANELS, PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

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Call the ADA: A Frank Conversation About Disability Rights

Friday, August 20, 1 pm EST/10 am PST

Selene Luna
Cara Reedy

A frank discussion about disability rights with Selene Luna and Cara Reedy.






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Expanding the Gender Equity Conversation to Include ALL Women

Saturday, August 21, 10am

Gabrielle Claiborne, Moderator

PANELISTS:
Jessie Jacobson
Other panelists To Be Confirmed

In this panel discussion you will hear the personal stories from women of different lived experiences and intersections from the perspective of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc. Through these stories, you will learn about their marginalized experiences, as well as the common threads that connect ALL of us, regardless of our differences, and how we can leverage our uniqueness to advocate for a more inclusive and welcoming sisterhood.

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Her Legacy: Women & Wealth

Saturday, August 21, 10am

Nekei Lewis
Kimberly Gilgeours

A conversation about women and finance and how you can create a legacy by understanding through finance literacy wealth strategies. 




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An ADHD Entrepreneur

On-Demand Presentation

Victoria Moreno-Jackson

Medicine’s male bias (amongst others) begins as early as childhood. According to the CDC, ADHD is diagnosed three times more frequently in boys, not due to prevalence, but presentation. Along with many women, I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, with great effort. I am learning to deal with my belief that I am incapable of tidiness, organization, or trying hard enough, supported by the “self-improvement” market built upon feelings of women’s inadequacies.

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Stop Jewish Hate

Friday, August 20, 3:30 pm EST/12:30pm EST

Dana Kaplan and Deborah Edell

Jewish: a religion, a culture, a nationality. Microaggressions occur daily towards humans collectively, and as a collective, WE must take radical personal responsibility to listen and learn about prior and current day experiences in order to hold space and rich awareness around what and how we can change our current paradigm. *Being Jewish is not an age, a gender, or a race.”

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19, 20, 21: COVID-19 and its effects on the classes of 2020 and 2021

Saturday, August 21, 10am

Meredith Struewing, Moderator

PANELISTS:
Ann Lewandowski
Adamari Macias
Bonnie Weinzapfel
Sarah Zygmuntowski

This panel will feature recent female college graduates sharing their experiences about graduating into a pandemic-filled life and the obstacles they’re undergoing to find their evolving definition of success as women. Round-table discussion topics will include expectations vs. reality when searching for and securing a job, the ability to ask for help, mental health, and the opportunities young women gained and missed out on in the last two years.

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Kitchen Table Talk in the AAPI Community

Sunday, August 22, 5 pm EST | 2 pm PST

Sara Ku, Moderator

PANELISTS:
​Panelists:
Mae Chandran
Betty Chang
Katie Chin
Melody Lorenzo

Five women of diverse backgrounds discuss issues impacting AAPI communities.

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Budgeting Tips for Digital Nomads

On-Demand Presentation

Kirsten Barrie

Tips for budgeting while being a digital nomad and solopreneur. I’ll go over the foundational elements to budgeting as well as a few different types of budgets, and how to do them.

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LUNAFEST® and Roundtable

Friday, August 20, 8pm EST | 5pm PST

TBD, Moderator

PANELISTS: To Be Announced

Films feature strong women, powerful images, and impactful language. Stories reflect the diverse perspectives of the filmmakers and their subjects. May contain content that is not suitable for children or teens. The 2021 Season features seven (7) short films with a total running time of 86 minutes.

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Passionistas Profiles Storyteller Event

Saturday, August 21, 8 pm EST/5 pm PST

Cara Reedy, Moderator

​Panelists:
Andrea Briscoe
Kimberly Gilgeours
Elle Johnson
Nekei Lewis
Cara Reedy
Kim Roxie

More Information to come





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Passionistas Persist Awards and Conversations

Sunday, August 22, 5pm

Recipients, To Be Announced

Presenters:
Amy & Nancy Harrington
Selene Luna

On Sunday, August 22, we will be presenting the Passionistas Persist Icon Award and Passionistas Persist Humanitarian Award to two women who have proven to be unstoppable in following their passions and inspiring women around the world.


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Empowering Women Birth by Birth

On-Demand Presentation

Danica Ivanovska Lepojevikj

Childbirth is a focal point where the shortcomings of misogynistic upbringing, incomplete education, crippled human rights, thwarted personal development, and social hypocrisy are being summed up. Denying power to the woman during her childbirth also has catastrophic, far-beyond personal, consequences. This timeline string can be interrupted by taking action. One woman is capable of changing the institutional protocols for at least one childbirth - her own’s. Imagine what many of us, educated and supported, can do!

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