What does it take for a woman to be represented equally in politics? In 2018, a record-setting 117 women were elected to office after the midterm elections. Still, women are underrepresented in our government, especially women of color. Join us to learn about how VoteRunLead trains women to run for office. And win.
What You’ll Learn
- Challenges and opportunities in women’s politics
- Strategies to promote a more inclusive and diverse government
- Career opportunities for supporting women running for office
- Innovative organizations that are excelling in promoting women
- The role male allies play in supporting women in politics
- Advice for advocates
About Be Social Change Events
In addition to building a better understanding of how you can make an impact through your career, you’ll also have an opportunity to build your network by connecting with like-minded people from the Be Social Change community.
The first 80 registered members who arrive for the event will take home a free collapsible coffee cup provided by Stojo!
Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available. We strive to produce as minimal waste as possible during Be Social Change events – help us by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event.
- 8:00 – 8:30 am – Doors open, guests arrive and breakfast is served
- 8:30 – 9:00 am – Brief meditation + Interview
- 9:00 – 9:30 am – Q&A + Closing
Erin Vilardi is the Founder and CEO of VoteRunLead, the nation’s largest and most diverse training program for women to run for office and win. She first launched VoteRunLead as Vice President of Program and Communications at The White House Project, where she served as the VP of Program and Communications. She has served as a Leadership Development Consultant for a range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, global girls’ initiatives and the U.S. Department of State, reaching women leaders in a dozen international cities.
Vilardi is the co-author of the Athena CORE10© – an innovative set of leadership competencies for the 21st century women leaders based on the latest research and gender analysis for the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College. She has appeared on the mainstage at Personal Democracy Forum on CNN, BBC, and Fox News and her work was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, New York Magazine as well as numerous international and domestic articles on women and leadership.
She is an Executive Producer of Ann Richards’ Texas, a documentary about the late pioneering governor.
In 2019, Jenn joined the Be Social Change team officially after spending four years behind the scenes consulting.
Jenn now leads partnerships, identifying ways to support organizations in the social impact space by leveraging Be Social Change’s resources and community. Jenn’s experience in partnerships and sponsorships arises from working for nonprofits, raising nearly four million dollars in sponsorships and small gifts. Jenn also worked in communications at those NGOs, developing websites, giving presentations to global audiences, and managing mail and email communications.
Jenn has served as a youth delegate to the United Nations representing the Federation of Business and Professional Women. The experience of meeting incredible women entrepreneurs inspired her to start her own business, teaching meditation to groups around New York City, including Columbia University, Facebook, the NASDAQ, Journey Meditation, as well as consulting on wellness curricula.
Some of Jenn’s past roles include External Relations Manager for Seeds of Peace; East Coast and Midwest Chapter Manager at buildOn; Institute Coordinator at Global Youth Leadership Institute; and a contributor to b*free.
Jenn earned a Bachelors in Religious Studies and Politics from the New York University. When she is not meeting with potential partners or crafting communications strategies behind the scenes, Jenn is usually out for a run or trying to teach herself new languages (si! oui! na’am! haan!).
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SUPPORTER
Stojo is an environmentally focused startup that designs practical solutions to reduce everyday waste. Their first product is the patented Stojo Pocket Cup. The 12-ounce cup is only 2″ thick when collapsed and comes with a heat sleeve that folds up into the cup when stowed. It was the world’s first ultra-portable, leak-proof reusable cup.
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