FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

MARGARET CHO

Recipient of the 2021
Passionistas Persist
Humanitarian Award

Photo by Albert Sanchez

DR. JANE GOODALL

Recipient of the 2021
Passionistas Persist
Icon Award

Photo by Stuart Clarke

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

All times are Pacific Daylight Time. Please adjust for your time zone. Schedule is subject to change.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

9:45am      Welcoming Remarks

              Amy & Nancy Harrington, The Passionistas Project Co-Founders  

10:00am      Call the ADA: A Frank Conversation About Disability Rights 
               Co-Presenters, Selene Luna and Cara Reedy

12:30pm      Stop Jewish Hate

               Co-Presenters, Dana Kaplan and Debbie Edell

 

5:00pm        LUNAFEST® with Roundtable Discussion

                      A short film festival featuring an all-documentary lineup of seven short
               films by women filmmakers

Photo by Albert Sanchez

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

9:45am        Welcoming Remarks

               Amy & Nancy Harrington, The Passionistas Project Co-Founders

                  

10:00am    Expanding the Gender Equity Conversations to Include All Women 
              Moderator, Gabrielle Claiborne

              Panelists: Jessie Jacobson and others TBD

2:00pm      19, 20, 21: COVID-19 and Its Effects on the Classes of 2020 and 2021
              Moderator, Meredith Struewing               
              Panelists: Ann Lewandowski, Adamari Macias, Bonnie Weinzapfel and
               
              Sarah Zygmuntowski

5:00pm      Passionistas Profiles with Roundtable Discussion

              Moderator: Cara Reedy

              Storytellers: Andrea Briscoe, Kimberly Gilgeours, Elle Johnson, Nekei Lewis, Cara Reedy                 and Kim Roxie.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

9:45am       Welcoming Remarks

              Amy & Nancy Harrington, The Passionistas Project Co-Founders

10:00am     Her Legacy: Women & Wealth

                     Co-Presenters, Nekei Lewis and Kimberly Gilgeours

2:00pm       Kitchen Table Talk in the AAPI Community
              Moderator, Sara Ku

              Panelists: Mae Chandran, Betty Chang, Katie Chin and Melody Lorenzo

 

5:00pm     Intimate Conversations with
                 Margaret Cho and Dr. Jane Goodall

                 2021 Recipients of the
                 Passionistas Persist Awards

              Presenter for Margaret Cho —
              Selene Luna

              Presenters for Dr. Goodall —

              Amy & Nancy Harrington

Photo by Albert Sanchez

Photo by Stuart Clarke

ON-DEMAND SESSIONS

On-Demand Sessions will be available all weekend.

An ADHD Entrepreneur Victoria Moreno-Jackson

 

• Budgeting for Digital Nomads — Kirsten Barrie

Empowering Women Birth by Birth — Danica Ivanovska Lepojevikj

 

Equality for the Unhoused Erica Wright 

Fundamentals of Feminism and Why We Still Need It Today — Kaitlynne Altman

Get Your Health and Wellness Solid — Suzanne Carpenter 

How to Turn Your Disadvantages into Advantages— Aleksandra Di Gesaro

An interview with Artist and Activst Quest Skinner

Microagressions Towards Female Caregivers — Carolyn Koppel 

Nothing Is Handed to Us. What’s Your Strategy?  —  Lynn McLaughlin

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy Related Deaths — Adrienne Obey 

Saying No So You Can Say Yes: How Boundaries Can Set You Free! Sarah Wall

Selfish or Self-Honoring? — Gabrielle Claiborne

Starting Young in the Fight for Social Justice — Charlotte Harrington

Stop Fixing Me! I’m Just Getting Older! — Heike Yates

The Unchartered Leader  Kylee Stone 

Using Your Intuition to Engage in Graceful Revolution Dr. Melissa Bird

Walk Like a Normal — CinDiLo 

• The Workscape Is New and Works Best with Feminine Energy Skills — Yvette De Luna, Esq. 

• Elena Christopoulos — TBD

Claudia Cordova Rucker — TBD

• Laura Friedman — TBD

• Zoe Harter-Saunders — TBD

• Leanna Lee — TBD

 
 

THE VIRTUAL LOBBY

The Virtual Lobby will be open throughout the weekend for FREE. Please support these women-owned businesses

and women-focused charities while you wait for the events to begin. 

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES

FREE

 

Access to:

• All on-demand sessions

• Virtual Marketplace

• Pay It Forward Portal

$15 Add a Passionistas mug 

 

$30 Add a Passionistas Persist or I'm Speaking t-shirt 

 

$50 Add a Passionistas Project Pack subscription box filled with products from women-owned businesses  

ADD-ON TO ANY TIER

EXPERT PANELS — $25*

 

Everything in the FREE tier PLUS:

• Access to all 6 daytime panels

• Bonus materials from presenters

• Digital gift bag

*After 8/1 tickets will be $30. Entertainment events are NOT included in this ticket.

SUMMIT SCHOLARSHIPS/
PAY IT FORWARD TICKETS

If you are unable to attend for financial reasons, use the "Apply for a Scholarship" button on the right to learn about our Summit Scholarships.

 

If you have the financial means, please consider buying a second Pay It Forward ticket for someone else who cannot afford to attend.

ENTERTAINMENT — $25*

 

Everything in the FREE tier PLUS:

• Access to all 3 entertainment events

• Bonus materials from presenters

• Digital gift bag

*After 8/1 tickets will be $30. Daytime panels are NOT included in this ticket.

Photo by Stuart Clarke

Photo by Albert Sanchez

WEEKEND PASS — $39*

 

Everything in the FREE tier PLUS:

• Access to every event all weekend

• Lifetime access to all content 

• Bonus materials from presenters

• Digital gift bag

*After 8/1 tickets will be $49

A portion of all proceeds will be
donated to our charitable partners.

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PAY IT FORWARD TICKETS — Buy an additional ticket for someone who can’t afford to attend. Details below.

 

OUR TEAM

Amy & Nancy Harrington

Co-Founders and Producers

Amy and Nancy Harrington founded The Passionistas Project to shine a light on women are following their passions to inspire other women to do the same. The project started with The Passionistas Project Podcast and expanded to include The Passionista Project Pack — a quarterly subscription box filled with products made by women-owned businesses and female artisans to inspire other women to follow their passions. In August 2020, they launched the Passionistas Project Women's Equality Summit to empower women to create a world in which there is equality for all.

Karen Herman

Event Producer

Karen Herman is the former Vice President of Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. Before joining the Rock Hall, Karen served as the Vice President of The Archive of American Television at the Television Academy in Hollywood.

Selene Luna

Event Producer

Actress and comedian Selene Luna has taken on multiple roles in movies and TV shows including Margaret Cho’s The Cho Show and the voice of Tía Rosita in Disney-Pixar’s Coco. In 2019, the Mexican-American performer, who lives with a physical disability took to Washington, DC to advocate for disability rights and spoke at a rally on Capitol Hill alongside U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

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