WASHINGTON, DC – We are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history. The time for justice and change is now. We must continue to fight against the oppressive police and political systems that endanger and devalue Black lives.
Like generations of activist movements before this, we’ve seen how refusing to sit on the sidelines – protesting in the streets, calling representatives, donating to advocacy groups, speaking out – matters and moves us toward concrete change. Yesterday, for example, Minneapolis City Council announced its intention to dismantle the metro’s police, and several cities across the country are considering the same.
The Black Lives Matter movement, which ignited in 2013, has been critical to this moment.
On June 24, you’re invited to join Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and principal of the Black Futures Lab, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren for a discussion on the future of the movement and the upcoming presidential election. Later in the week, our founder Leanne Pittsford will also interview Sen. Kamala Harris, covering police reform and how we can create systemic change.
Lesbians Who Tech & Allies’ first-ever Pride Summit is a free, virtual event where our community can organize and connect on these issues and more.
Will you join us on June 22-26? RSVP
(Not IRL) Pride Summit speakers:
” Angelica Ross, founder & CEO, TransTech & Actress
” Kara Swisher, co-founder & editor-at-Large, Recode; producer & host, Recode Decode & Pivot podcasts; contributor, The NY Times, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC
” Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia
” Elizabeth Warren, US Senator
” Kamala Harris, US Senator
” Stacey Abrams, founder, Fair Fight Action, Fair Count, the Southern Economic Advancement Project
” Megan Rapinoe, USWNT
” Alicia Garza, principal, Black Futures Lab; co-founder, Black Lives Matter
” Arlan Hamilton, founder & managing Partner, Backstage Capital
” Beth Ford, CEO, Land O’Lakes
” Valerie Jarrett, businesswoman & senior advisor to President Barack Obama ” Jen Wong, COO, Reddit
” Sharice Davids, US Representative, Kansas
” Ilene Chaiken, television writer & producer
” Glennon Doyle, author & founder, Together Rising
” Quinn Wilson, creative director, Lizzo
” Kate Moennig, actress, “The L Word”
” Leisha Hailey, actress, “The L Word”
” Jennifer Beals, actress, “The L Word”
” Megan Smith, 3rd US CTO & CEO, shift7
” Moj Mahdara, CEO & founder, Beautycon
” Tina Tchen, CEO, Time’s Up; former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama
” Shamina Singh, president, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; executive vice president, sustainability, Mastercard
” Stephanie Beatriz, actress, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
” Stephenie Landry, VP of Amazon Prime Now, AmazonFresh & Restaurants
” LaFawn Davis, VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Indeed
” Leilani Farol, SVP of Cybersecurity & Global Information Security, Bank of America
” Caitlin Kalinowski, Head of Hardware, Oculus VR
” Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research Systems
” Lisa Sullivan-Cross, Head of Growth Marketing, Pinterest
” Cameron Esposito, Comedian
” Irma Olguin Jr., co-founder & CEO, Bitwise Industries
” Jana Rich, CEO & founder, Rich Talent Group
” Amy Errett, CEO & founder, Madison Reed
” Andrea Barrica, CEO & founder, O.school
” Jimena Almendares, former VP of Global Expansion, Intuit
” Monique Woodard, early-stage investor & founder, Something New
” Nichole Mustard, chief revenue officer & co-founder, Credit Karma
” Roz Francuz-Harris, Director of Talent Acquisition, WarnerMedia
” Shantell Martin, visual artist
” Stephanie Tan, CISO, Marcus by Goldman Sachs
” Vivienne Ming, co-founder & executive chair, Socos Labs
” Kelly Bush Novak, CEO & founder, ID PR
” Madame Gandhi, activist & musician
” Ingrid Abel, community manager, Capital One
” Jacqueline Guichelaar, Group CIO, Cisco
” + more to come!
This five-day summit will be filled with badass talks, mentoring, networking and hanging out, workshops, health and wellness classes, and all things YOU. Everything is free to our LGBTQ community and allies. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is a global community of over 50,000 LGBTQ women (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer) and gender-nonconforming people in tech. Lesbians Who Tech & Allies promotes the visibility, leadership, and education of our community.
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