Womxn Breaking Barriers

Host Organization: United Way of King County


Join us on March 11th to celebrate International Women’s Day with an exciting virtual conversation. Hear from local womxn leaders who will discuss how we can all #ChoosetoChallenge gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination in our communities. The panel will also explore the intersectionality of gender and race—especially in light of how the pandemic has impacted womxn and BIPOC communities.

Panelists include Blessing Omakwu, Deputy Director of Goalkeepers at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Leslie Feinzaig, Female Founders Alliance CEO and Founder, and Tracy Rector, arts advocate and Managing Director of Storytelling at Nia Tero. The panel will be moderated by Mika Yamamoto, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at F5. The event will also feature a poem by Mari Jones, a spoken word artist from Powerful Voices radio program.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Book your spot and be ready to be inspired, challenged and ready to take action. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Gates Foundation Discovery CenterYP Impact and United Way of King County.

United Way is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. If you need accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please indicate during registration. If you have any questions regarding accommodations please contact eventregistration@uwkc.org. Please note that advance notice is necessary to arrange some accessibility needs.


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