Young Women Run New York: Sessions




9:00 - 9:30: Registration and Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00: Morning Plenary Breaking Glass Ceilings
10:00 - 12:00: Breakout Workshops
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch with Women in Politics and Keynote Address with Valerie B. Jarrett
1:00 - 1:30: Young and Running 
1:30 - 2:30: Opportunity Fair


Morning Plenary: Breaking Glass Ceilings 

Women in politics and business share one thing in common: they are both stalled at the same glass ceiling of 25% representation. Hear advice from three c-suite leaders on how to navigate male-dominated environments and make space for the next generation of female executives.

Panelists: Carla Serrano, CEO, North America, Publicis New York; Seema Hingorani, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; and Liza Landsman, Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates 

Afternoon Plenary: Young and Running 

Women are running for office younger than ever. Meet friends of IGNITE and alumni who recently won or are running now, and hear how they are managing their grassroots campaigns.

Panelists: Amanda Septimo, candidate for NYS Assembly; Tricia Shimamura, candidate for NY City Council; Jessica Weaver, Newington Board of Education 

Facilitated by: Zunera Ahmed, Community Board #13 Member  

Breakout sessions 

Leverage Facebook to advance your campaign: You already know how to use social media for fun. Learn to harness the power of your social network to build support and deliver your message in a political campaign.

For teachers and educators: Build your students’ political leadership skills: The next AOC, Elise Stefanik, Stacey Abrams, Elizabeth Warren is sitting in your classroom right now! As an educator, we’ve all had those special girls who care about and want to improve their communities. IGNITE’s K-12 programming gives you the tools to reach those girls and young women. Join us and learn how to bring IGNITE to your school. Facilitator: Cydnei Drake, Program Growth Manager, IGNITE

Get ready for census 2020: Every decade the United States counts its citizens and uses that information to draw political districts. If a particular population of people grows, they get more representation. If one shrinks, they get less. Learn how you can make sure everyone is counted so we all get the representation we deserve.

Live your best (financial) life: Feeling financially empowered gives you the confidence to make plans and take chances. Learn how to develop a personal budget as well as top tips to own and master your financial wellness.

Campaign fundraising essentials: Show me the money: Scared to ask people for money? Think you don’t have the network to do it?  Think again. Women are incredible fundraisers and have massive networks they can tap to raise campaign funds. Transcend your fears and learn the mechanics of how to raise what you’ll need to run and win.

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