Today's Activism: Using Your Voice for Social Change

Naomi Wolf

Moderator

@Naomiwolf

Naomi is one of the world’s most influential feminists and the bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf doesn’t just comment on the world’s most pervasive problems, she aims to solve them. Dr. Wolf gives people specific ways to change the world by encouraging people to take charge of their lives and communities. Wolf is the co-Founder and CEO of tech startup DailyClout, Wolf is developing tools that allow citizens to access, share, and comment on Federal and State legislation.


Erin Chung

@Womenforprogressorg

Erin Chung is the founder and President of Women for Progress.  In 2002, she moved to New York City where she worked as a publicist for Golf Digest magazine and later, the Miss Universe Organization. "I founded Women for Progress with the hope of bringing together women from around New Jersey to advocate for progressive causes, particularly those which may find their resources and support threatened after the 2016 election," she says.

Felecia Pullen

@Pillars.nyc

Felecia founded and is the President & CEO of Let’s Talk SAFETY, Inc., a not-for-profit which includes SAFE in Harlem, a teen-led substance abuse prevention coalition, The PILLARS, the first OASAS funded Recovery Community & Outreach Center in the borough of Manhattan. SAFE in Harlem, the only SAMHSA funded teen-led coalition in the borough of Manhattan. Each offers holistic approaches for individuals in recovery, and for family members loving someone in active addiction.

Dr. Marciana Popescu

@Marciana2807

Dr. Marciana Popescu is an associate professor at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service, since 2006. Dr. Popescu’s research interests focus primarily on women’s rights, empowerment strategies for women, international interdisciplinary social work education, program evaluation, forced migration, and the role of international organizations in addressing global issues and working with governments and communities to develop rights-based policies and programs.

Doing Well by Doing Good: Women in Business

Vanessa Molina

Vanessa Molina

Moderator

@Vanessamolinag

Vanessa Molina is a recent graduate from the Fashion Institue of Technology with a Fashion Business Management major. She is the Director of Public Affairs for One Girl and is an advocate for women in business.

Sarah Ribner

Sarah Ribner is the co-founder of PiperWai

@Sarahribner @Piperwai

Sarah Ribner is the co-founder of PiperWai, the first all-natural, charcoal-based, nontoxic deodorant. She is on Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 list. PiperWai's aired on Shark Tank and were financially back by Barbara Corcoran.

Sharifa Murdock

@Sharifasays

Sharifa Murdock is a powerhouse fashion industry veteran and the co-founder of Liberty Fairs trade show. In October of this year, she launched ENVSNfest, an annual, direct to consumer festival that truly focuses on empowering millennials in New York through panel discussions and workshops with influential women, exclusive shopping experiences and live music performances that all encourage female collaboration and creativity.

CJ Frogozo

@Cjfrogozo

CJ Frogozo is the VP of PR for Thinx and Icon and a teacher at The Class by Taryn Toomey. On and off the mat, she is committed to social and economic justice and sustainability. Prior to THINX and Icon, she headed up cause-based and advocacy public relations for V-Day, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, ColorOfChange.org, and more. For her passionate work, in 2017, she was named America’s Most Inspiring Trainer by Reebok and Well+Good. 

Work Activism Life Balance: Defining Your Own Success

Elanie Paredes

Moderator

@Elanie.marie

Elanie is Founder and Executive Director of Ignited Voices. She has worked with Planned Parenthood of New York City and the Young Women’s Initiative by Girls for Gender Equity to advocate for policy changes on the local and national level. Additionally, Elanie is a meditation guide and reiki practitioner and believes that by connecting to our higher most loving selves we can begin to create change.

Seher Sikandar

@Seher

Seher is a Brooklyn-based photographer, writer, and community facilitator with the heart of her work rooted in the inextricable link between art, media, culture, healing, and social change. Her highest intention is to create potent and inspiring medicine — projects, initiatives, works, spaces, movements — to spark creative dialogue and help elevate the way we exist as humans.

Sophia Roe

@Sophia_roe

Sophia Roe is wildly talented yet relatable chef, wellness expert, empowerment architect, and beauty bandit whose candid videos and posts on health and mindfulness light up social media. She has a uniquely tolerant and holistic approach to the journey to wellness.  

Sophia is currently penning her first book, which is slated to be released in early 2020.


Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli

@Brookedevard

Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli is a Product Marketing Manager at Instagram and creator and host of  The Naked Beauty Podcast - a platform to discuss beauty, self-care and wellness with the women she admires most. Prior to Instagram, Brooke worked at Viacom overseeing digital marketing and content strategy and before that, at Ralph Lauren as a social media manager, overseeing the social strategy for their luxury brands. Brooke started her career in London as a product marketing manager for Nokia’s entertainment team, after graduating from Stanford University. 

María Grace Clare Muratalla Maes

María Grace Clare Muratalla Maes is a Xicana from the Southwest who is founder of Ballet Folklórico de la Revolución and Boxing Coach Personal trainer at Equinox. As the proud daughter of an indigenous Mexican mother, and as one who has grown up near the México-U.S. border, she has lived with the violence of US Immigration policy and imperialism as a constant reality.

 She is currently working to establish a center and collective dedicated to the health and well-being of survivors of sexual violence who are undocumented.

Special Appearance

Dailyn Santana

@Dailynsantana

Dailyn Santana is a New Jersey native bipolar señorita who “Came out of her bi-polar closet” through her spoken word on social media. She is an advocate, a spoken word artist, and not only aims to eradicate stigma in society, but the self-stigma that comes with having a mental illness. She empowers those with an invisible illness through her words of reminding us all that you can live a fulfilling and joyous life no matter what.