She climbed the ranks from a campaign assistant in 2007 to a top aide to former President Barack Obama in 2016. She’s an inspirational woman who has been on the frontline of history for years. Talk about HERstory! Now, she’s going to be at the frontline of the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference as the keynote speaker.
She is an Iranian-American woman who will bring her intersectionality into the conversation regarding women’s rights. In her life, she has faced many tests to her will, but in the end that is what’s gotten her to where she is today. She now helps other women succeed through her work with the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF). This organization is mentorship-based and strives for the empowerment of Iranian-American women through conferences. Here is their mission statement:
The Vision of the Iranian-American Women’s Leadership Conference is to inspire and empower Iranian-American women to achieve their maximum potential. Join us to celebrate the achievements of your Iranian-American colleagues. credit
In a political climate where times are tough for women, LGBTQ, and minorities, she is an example of rising above no matter the circumstances. She will serve as an inspiration for many individuals at the conference who have big dreams as well. We can’t wait for her to inspire students through her life experiences while on the road to becoming successful.
After Govashiri’s address, enjoy lunch and help us build the HERstory timeline. Following that will be a panel of even more inspiring women telling their own stories. There will also be a day-long pop-up shop featuring goods from women business owners from around the North Shore. Finally, join us at 7 PM for the body-positive dance group Pretty Big Movement. Check out their work here:
Women have to harness their power – it’s absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner. -Cher
Since the women’s rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s, women have since been given more opportunities to increase their education, individualism, and rights. However, despite the vast amount of improvements that women have received over the years, women are still waiting for equal rights such equal pay and settling the issue of pregnancy discrimination.
It is important to remember that women in this country are still denied equal rights.
Although these changes cannot occur overnight, especially since it’s been 42 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by U.S. Congress, women should never forget that they have a voice.
Monday March 31 will be the 8th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference “The Evolution of Title IX: a Day of Empowerment Through History. Be a Part of Change!”. From 10am to 8pm, everyone is encouraged to attend sessions where we’ll be addressing and reducing gender based discrimination, harassment, and violence in education.
Women’s rights are made to help and encourage the empowerment of women. It is created to show the important issues of inhuman degradement of women over the years and how it needs to come to an end. And lastly, women’s rights are needed to evolve society.
When we take away the rights of a woman, how are we suppose to move forward as a society? If history has taught us anything, it’s that equality is needed for growth and to build upon a stronger community.