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March 3-31, 2017
Collective Voices
Sponsor: Columbus Museum of Art
Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Fee: Museum general admission cost

Local women community members share their impressions of women artists' work. Look for special Collective Voices Guide by Cell in the galleries featuring women artists, and those inspired by them to hear the recordings created by community members. Pick up a copy of the guide at the front desk and look for special labels in the galleries.

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March 31-April 1, 2017
2017 Hiphop Literacies Conference
Sponsors: John Jay Research, John Jay Department of Africana Studies, John Jay Women's Center for Gender Justice, The Ohio State University, Sigma Thea Tau, Urban Word, The City University of New York
Friday - Saturday
Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Fee: $10 non-John Jay Faculty, Undergraduates, and Graduates; Free John Jay College Faculty, Undergraduates, and Graduates; Registration required

‚ÄčThis year’s Hiphop Literacies Conference will be hosted by John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. ‚ÄčThe purpose of the Hiphop Literacies conference is to bring together scholars, educators, activists, students, artists, and community members to dialogue on pressing social problems. This year the working conference theme is Hiphop Justice (Hiphop in the 3rd Reconstruction).

Participants of the Hiphop Literacies Conference join a community of those concerned with African American/Black, Brown and urban literacies who are interested in challenging the sociopolitical arrangement of the relations between institutions, languages, identities, and power through engagement with local narratives of inequality and lived experience in order to critique a global system of oppression. Literacies scholars who foreground the lives of Hiphop generation youth see Hiphop as providing a framework to ground work in classrooms and communities in democratic ideals.

This year’s Hiphop Literacies Conference therefore compels us to ask: what is Hiphop’s ongoing (re)vision and (re)valuing of Black life and culture in the Third Post-Reconstruction? How do Brown and Black peoples who are threatened by Trump’s walls get ready to respond to and resist through Hiphop culture? How does Hiphop stand with Standing Rock and stand against colonization set in motion centuries ago? What are the heteropatriarchal scripts that Hiphoppas will now rewrite? How will we sustain, maintain, and thrive as a legacy of our cultural survivance?

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April 3-8, 2017
Equal Pay Equal Say
Sponsor: The Women's Fund of Central Ohio (see link for full list of sponsors)
Monday- Saturday, various times
Location: Various locations
Fee: Free, registration required

Equal Pay Day falls on Tuesday, April 4. Share your experience and perspective during the week of April 3rd to raise awareness about the gender pay gap by participating in #WageWeek.

During #WageWeek community partners will host Gender By Us™ conversations through the lens of the wage gap to elevate the dialogue and drive solutions. Ten conversations at locations throughout Columbus are scheduled.

Sign up to join a scheduled conversation or pledge to host your own!

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April 5, 2017
2017 Women of Achievement
Sponsor: YWCA Columbus
Wednesday, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center Battelle Grand Ballroom
Fee: See YWCA website for regristration updates

For over 30 years, we’ve gathered over lunch to honor a select group of Columbus women who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities. This year's Women of Achievement are:

  • Tara Abraham, Chairwoman & Co-CEO, Accel inc.
  • Dorothy Cage Evans, President & Co-Founder, Greater Columbus Community Helping Hands, Inc.
  • Tammy Fournier-Alsaada, Lead Organizer, Juvenile Justice Coalition and People’s Justice Project
  • Susan Koletar, MD, Division Director, Infectious Diseases, OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Elaine Roberts, President & CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
  • Rita Soronen, President & CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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April 12-14, 2017
ACE Leadership: Regional Women's Leadership Forum
Sponsor: American Council on Education
Wednesday - Friday
Location: TBA
Fee: See more information link for details

This three-day leadership program is for mid-level women administrators (typically department chairs, directors, and assistant/associate deans) with high potential for advancement in higher education administration. The interactive program, typically held on campuses across the country, provides emerging women leaders with the opportunity to:

  • Hone leadership skills in critical areas such as fundraising, risk management, crisis response, and strategic planning
  • Receive practical training, including curriculum vitae/résumé critiques and mock interviews
  • Reflect on career next steps
  • Gain a better understanding of the search process for senior-level positions through candid conversations with search firm executives
  • Gain a better understanding of the inherent rewards and challenges of senior-level administrative positions, including the college or university presidency, through exposure to outstanding women leaders who share their experiences and serve as role models

Contact The Women's Place for information about scholarships to attend the forum.

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May 4, 2017
Keyholder 2017: Changing the Game, Featuring Billie Jean King
Sponsor: The Women's Fund of Centeral Ohio, Big Lots Foundation, Two Caterers, AEP
Thursday, 5 pm
Location: The Ohio Theatre, Columbus OH
Fee: $50; Ticket purchase required

You hold the key to advocate and change the game for women and girls. Keyholder is a night to come together to influence gender equality and economic security in central Ohio. Be part of an evening to raise awareness and give visibility to issues affecting women and girls while highlighting solutions to create lasting social change.

This year The Women's Fund will welcome Billie Jean King to the Keyholder stage to be interviewed by Lisa Ling at the Ohio Theatre.

Billie Jean King is the epitome of a game changer, breaking down barriers on and off the court for women and girls as a pioneer for gender equality. From her history making Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs and fight for Title IX, to founding the Women's Sports Foundation and commitment to equal pay for equal work, she is a tenacious leader for positive social change.

Doors open at 5 pm for the public reception, enjoy complimentary light bites from local women-led businesses.

Program begins at 6 pm.

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June 11-14, 2017
3rd Biennial ILA Women and Leadership Conference - Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves
Sponsor: International Leadership Association
Sunday - Wednesday
Location: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, U.S.A.
Fee: TBD

ILA's 3rd Biennial Women and Leadership conference provides a critical forum for bringing together top scholars, leaders, and practitioners to discuss the latest research and work about women and leadership. The 2017 conference theme, Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves, encapsulates two essential elements of ILA's vibrant Women and Leadership Affinity Group (WLAG): cultivation and wholeness.

Attendees will enjoy opportunities to reinvigorate and balance their whole selves: minds, bodies, careers, lives, and relationships. The first announced keynote speaker Sally Helgesen, best-selling author of The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership and one of "The World's Top 30 Leadership Gurus," will explore female leadership in ways that are powerful and engaging. The conference will also offer leadership educators, scholars, and practitioners a holistic forum to discuss work on women and leadership, share useful resources, develop meaningful personal connections, care for our health, and pause for contemplation. With your active participation, we can be Cultivating Our Whole Selves!

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