How will the workplace be reimagined? What will leadership and power look like? And what role will 21st century feminism play in shaping this landscape?
The pandemic, a reckoning with structural and institutional racism and the great resignation have all disrupted and redefined the workplace. While all women have felt the impact of these circumstances in specific ways, including an unprecedented number leaving the workplace as a result of the pandemic, Black woman and Women of Color have felt the impact of these disrupters in a particularly unique way.
We sat down with Angela M. Douglas, who currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Vera House, a Syracuse-based victim services agency covering all of Onondaga County within New York State. Vera House has existed for more than 40 years with a mission to prevent, respond and partner to end domestic and sexual violence, elder abuse as well as other forms of violence.
Angela’s primary work with Vera House is centered in leading strategic planning and execution, organizational/leadership development, and change management. Her goal is to increase organizational capacity while deconstructing social norms that maintain sexual assault, domestic violence and oppression, in order to advocate for systemic change. She works from the understanding that success, influence, and impact will not occur without the pursuit of healing and wholeness in our souls, relationships, and overall life. She believes that doing the required personal work will make the greatest professional and community impact.
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Women at the Table | Navigating patriarchy, privilege, and positional power.
While the 19th Amendment secured a woman’s right to vote over 100 years ago and women have outpaced men in receiving college degrees, we are still woefully underrepresented in some of the most established spaces of power. Woman must still contend with persistent patriarchy in addition to the impact of COVID-19, with droves of women leaving the out of home workforce. What does this all mean for the future of women and feminism?
In this lively roundtable discussion, you will hear woman share their stories on how they navigate the entrenched systems of male privilege and patriarchy and utilize their positional power to effect social change.