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4th Annual Women Speak Luncheon
March 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
STATEMENT ISSUED ON MARCH 12, 2020
Due to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have chosen to postpone our Women Speak event scheduled for March 19 at the JW Marriott Essex House. This decision was made in the interest of the health and safety of our event presenters, corporate sponsors, donors, staff, youth and volunteers—upon recommendations by city and health officials to avoid large gatherings in an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.
We are following up with ticket buyers and will be working in the weeks ahead to identify a new date and/or alternative plan. We will keep you posted and until then, please stay safe.
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ELEVATION AND ADVOCACY
HMI is excited to host its 4th Annual Women Speak event — an afternoon of networking, panels, and interviews that address the safety and success of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual women. As we enter 2020, HMI pledges to create even more safe spaces, where all women are treated as equals and with the upmost respect. We look forward to celebrating the diversity of all women that HMI embraces, and the men who support us as well.
As a young person, having a positive role model in your life can offer valuable insight and guidance. This is especially true in the LGBTQ+ community. HMI knows that shared, affirming mentorship opportunities are paramount for LGBTQ+ young people in order for them to succeed in life. This year’s event will celebrate mentorship, the gift of guidance, and the positive impact it can have, especially in women’s lives.
THE GIFT OF MENTORING
Three HMI youth mentees will meet with their chosen mentor (from the event’s leading sponsors), and discuss the importance of goal setting and mentorship in the LGBTQ+ community. This conversation is preceded by time each pair spent together prior to the event.
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ELEVATION & ADVOCACY OF LGBTQ WOMEN
Three panelists will discuss the importance of leadership among women today. This session will build on the theme of mentorship, focusing on the importance of elevating the voices of female leaders and their contributions to society, as well as how we can increase opportunities for women.
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Wells Fargo Advisors