Nov. 5-7 NYU Girls’ Lounge: A Women’s Empowerment Space

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The NYU Girls’ Lounge is a space of empowerment for women and all people across NYU’s campus to center and amplify the experiences women have on campus and beyond. With three days of programming, the space is dedicated to creating conversation regarding gender at the intersections of race, class, ability status, sexual orientation and neurodiversity. The events will act as an intimate spaces to connect, to build, and to network.
Hosted by the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation and The Female Quotient.

All events to take place in the Pop-Up Girls’ Lounge:
NYU Office of Work Life
Washington Square Village – Building 2
245 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012
NYU Girls’ Lounge Opening Breakfast & Networking Reception
Date: Monday, November 5th
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Join us for the launch of the NYU Girls’ Lounge: A Women’s Empowerment Space. We will begin to imagine how to advance gender equity and greater women’s empowerment at NYU and beyond. The event will include breakfast, networking and dialogue.
Free Professional Headshots
Date: Monday, November 5th
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

A good headshot is key to establishing your professional brand—use your photo for email, online profiles like LinkedIn or, conference programs, your department website, and more.
Overcoming Your Fears. Leaning Into Your Greatness. Telling Your Story.
Date: Monday November, 5th
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

To create a personal and professional life that you love instead of living in one you are feeling stuck with, one must knock down the walls that keeps you from seeing what makes you powerful & great. This interactive session will offer an opportunity to reflect on what brings you abundant joy and create a road map for getting there. Come prepared to pull-off a band-aid (or two) and to identify what it will take for you to start living an awesome personal & professional life.
Launch of “Curl Salon” Series: An Open Dialogue on Hair, Culture, Race, and Gender
Date: Monday, November 5th
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The NYU Curl Salon is an open dialogue focusing on culture, race, gender, and politics as it relates to hair. We bring to light the experiences that Black and other communities of color have had with their hair—the trials and tribulations, the celebrations and triumphs, and the nuances and complexities that have shaped their identities. The focus for this particular dialogue is the Evolution of Hair. Future dialogues will explore a variety of topics related to hair, culture and politics at NYU, in the United States and across the Diaspora. Speaker: Michaela angela Davis, Creator MADFree, Image Activist, CNN Commentator
Tea Talk: Women, Gender, and Intersectionality
Date: Tuesday, November 6th
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

First introduced by Dr. Kimberlé W. Crenshaw in 1989 as a feminist theoretical framework to understand the experiences of being a Black woman, intersectionality has been used and some would argue misused since the term’s inception. Join us for dialogue about intersectionality, including its roots and use in understanding feminism and gender. Light refreshments will be provided.
Feminism & (Re)Imagining Gender in the Era of #MeToo & TIME’S UP
Date: Wednesday, November 7th
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

National movements like #MeToo and TIME’S UP have increased visibility for survivors of gender-based violence and have served as a call to action to combat sexism, misogyny, patriarchy, and all forms of gender-based violence. This panel will focus on identifying how we can all strive for gender justice grounded in an intersectional approach and show up to combat gender-based violence.
Wade Davis: Former NFL Player, Thought leader and Public Speaker, NFL’s first LGBTQ Inclusion Consultant
Khalil E. Hall: NYU’s CAS Class of 2018, Founder of MARS: Men Against Rape and Sexual Misconduct
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas: Executive Director at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Darnell L. Moore: Head of Strategy and Programs – US for Breakthrough
Monroe France: (Moderator) Associate Vice President for Global Student Engagement and Inclusive Leadership

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