WOC in Politics Panel
Despite diverse demographics, most politicians are still white men. Women of color make up 19% of the US population, yet they constitute only 4.5% of Congress. The absence of representation creates a lack of attention and advocacy for the issues important to underserved communities, which is why women of color need to be at the decision-making table. Their voices and experiences are necessary at every level of our political system because their participation is essential to creating a just, inclusive, and thriving society.
WOC in Stem Panel
The career fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are becoming more competitive than ever, and with each passing day, groundbreaking discoveries are being made by the greatest minds out there. News flash - that includes women, and especially women of color! The preconceived notion that these jobs are meant for men is harmful not only to female representation, but to STEM industries themselves. It’s time for these girl geniuses to spotlighted, appreciated, and recognized for all the work they have done.
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WOC in Business
It’s time to decode business. More than trim suits, pie charts, and Wall Street, business is a field for women too. Though vast and often confusing, business gives anyone the space to come up with a solution and share their vision of the world with others. Whether you’re a future entrepreneur, investment banker, or investor, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on what a career in business can have in store for you!
WOC in Activism
Being an activist is not easy. Being a female activist is difficult. Being an activist, a woman, and a person of color is nothing short of mentally exhausting. But these women are doing it, and they’re doing it well. These women are the leading figures behind social justice movements — the women who founded grassroot organizations and transformed them into global initiatives. These women are the intersectional voices, the changemakers, the loudest of the loud.
WOC in Film
In recent years, Hollywood has seemingly become “more diverse”, dishing us Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and Get Out. But progress can be deceiving, and while movies that represent the diverse face of America seem to grow in number, the number of people behind the camera fails to reflect the diversity lended onscreen. Join us as we discuss the challenges of being a woman of color in the film industry and spill the tea on the strides we must take to not only provide diversity, but inclusion, both on and off camera.
WOC in Performing Arts
The music industry has drastically evolved over the past few decades, from how music is made and released to how aspects of publicity and promotion. Since the music industry continues to predominantly reward white men, it is important to take a look at what women of color musicians have done to make their marks. Whether that be in production, performance, promotion, or tour management, we’ll be exploring the different avenues in which these women have taken to pave their way through the industry.
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WOC in Media
With social media in all forms having the innate ability to reach millions of users across the globe, it is imperative that the term ‘influencer’ is more frequently applied to women of color. Diversity in the influencer industry conveys that women of color have a voice, that they represent beauty and intelligence and talent and power.
In which, a young Black girl scrolling through her phone can see a sponsored Instagram post of 4C hair products, where a South Asian teen can watch a TikToker gain popularity by displaying her cultural garb, dishes, and traditions, where any girl, regardless of if they conform to Eurocentric beauty standards, can feel represented and seen.