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FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

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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Photo by Albert Sanchez

Photo by Stuart Clarke

SUMMIT SPEAKERS

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Aspiring Feminist

Kaitlynne Altman

I am soon to be 18, an activist, feminist, artist and a fan by heart. I’ve been passionate about equal rights, specifically feminism, since I was five years young. I plan to minor in women’s studies at college, and am an active participant and moderator in a 19.4k member feminist group on Facebook, where I learn about the lives and struggles of other women, pushing me to learn and help further for ALL women’s (and even men’s) lives.

On-Demand Presentation

Fundamentals of Feminism and Why We Still Need It Today

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Consultant at Ernst & Young, LLC

Jamie Bergeron

Jamie Bergeron is a consultant at Ernst & Young, LLC in the Diversity & Inclusiveness Center of Excellence. A long-time social justice advocate and educator, she spent over a decade working specifically to support queer students and students of color in school/university settings. Jamie is originally from Central New York, a daughter of two lesbian moms, and granddaughter to two lesbian grandmothers. She serves as the Board Chair of COLAGE: For People with LGBTQ+ Parents & Caregivers.

Expanding the Gender Equity Conversation to Include ALL Women Panel

Expanding the Gender Equity Conversation to Include ALL Women

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Founder/Owner Verte Consulting

Kirsten Barrie

Kirsten Barrie’s Verte Consulting offers outsourced CFO services to woman-owned and co-owned professional service companies, with the objective to increase financial literacy and profits. Kirsten and her team have been coaching businesses to improve their viability for 16 years.

On-Demand Presentation

Budgeting Tips for Digital Nomads

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CEO, Natural Born Rebel

Dr. Melissa Bird

As a clairvoyant coach, author, and fiery public speaker, Dr. Melissa Bird has traveled around the world speaking to audiences at universities, conferences, and churches. Her combination of education, real life experience, and practical advice makes her a powerful force of change in the lives of the people she speaks to. Past audience members have described her as “fierce,” “revelatory,” “life-changing,” “enthusiastic,” and “inspirational.”

On-Demand Presentation

Using Your Intuition to Engage in Graceful Revolution

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Director/Cinematographer

Amy Bench

Amy is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Her camera work has screened at festivals including Berlin, Sundance, SXSW, New York Film Festival, and MOMA/PS1. Her 2019 Film A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE is enjoying a rich festival run, having won awards at SXSW, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Bend Film Festival, and Indie Grits, and is currently featured online on The New Yorker. She is a member-artist of ICOSA, a 20-person art collective and gallery space based in Austin.

A Line Birds Cannot See

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Founder & President, Love You Back To Life

Andrea B. Briscoe

Andrea Briscoe is a native Washingtonian with 30 years of community outreach focusing on re-entry programming, homeless communities, and single mothers in shelters. Her passion has elevated this community work as CEO of Love You Back To Life a non-profit agency which serves the homeless communities in the DMV area. She holds a BS in Evangelism and Christian Leadership. She is a certified Life Coach. She is the President of the Owings Mills Toastmasters International Club.

On-Demand Presentation

Once Upon A Story… Take Your Life Back

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