Women’s Leadership Breakfast (Aug 16th)


Friday, August 16th: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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Globally, women have only three-quarters of the legal rights that men enjoy.

Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director of Equality Now, says about these barriers, “the law makes a critical difference; it is a statement of your worth as a citizen and influences the direction your life will take.”

Join us to hear from Yasmeen more about the barriers to legal equality and how organizations like her own are working tirelessly to end violence and discrimination against women and girls. Learn how you too can join and influence this movement.

This event is open to all people of all gender identities and expressions. All are welcome!

What You’ll Learn

  • How, in 2019, the US and most countries are still not protecting women under the law
  • Where and what the opportunities are to achieve gender equality
  • Strategies to promote and advocate for equality, even if you’re not a legal expert
  • Career opportunities in working for women’s rights
  • Organizations that are excelling in fighting discrimination against women
  • The role male allies play in supporting equal rights

Source: Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform report

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.

All our events are carbon neutral! Read more here.

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


Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director, Equality Now

Yasmeen Hassan is the Global Executive Director of Equality Now, a human rights organization focused on legal equality for women and girls, with offices in New York, London, Nairobi and Beirut and presence in Washington, DC, Tbilisi, Delhi and Beijing. Yasmeen was with United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (2003-2008) where she worked on ensuring gender equality in laws of countries emerging from conflict and on the Secretary General’s study of violence against women. She practiced corporate law at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and California (1995-2003), and she clerked on the DC Court of Appeals (1994-1995).

Equality for women has been a driving force for Yasmeen since an early age. She serves on the boards of Musawah (a movement for equality in the Muslim family) and the Global Women’s March, and on the advisory boards of The Women’s Building (New York), Gucci’s Chime for Change and The Council on Foreign Relations. She advocates for women’s rights through appearances in numerous media outlets, including CNN, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Yasmeen holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) and a B.A in Political Science (magna cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College. She grew up in Lahore, Pakistan and lives in New York with her two wonderful sons.


Jenn Lishansky, Director of Strategic Growth, Be Social Change

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!).


Be Social Change is a membership community helping people across all sectors build lives and careers of social impact. For its members, Be Social Change hosts weekly professional development workshops and social impact events, as well as curates discounts to sustainable businesses to inspire and guide people to make a difference through their careers and lifestyles.

Be Social Change Membership is $19 a year.


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