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Proposal: Taking Back the F-Word Symposium

Monday, April 2, 2012 | Posted by Alex
Adejire Bademosi

Describe your project.
The Taking Back the F-Word Symposium is a feminist symposium designed to provide college women and high school girls an opportunity to meet, collaborate, and engage. The goals are:
  1. To bring together a variety of college women and high school girls from the Boston area with passions in different areas. 
  2. To collaborate with symposium attendees through workshops and networking opportunities designed to foster partnership. 
  3. To engage the greater global community through ticket sales, as 100% of funds gathered from tickets will purchase school uniforms for girls in Nigeria. 
  4. To provide dialogue and conversation about improving the number of women in positions of leadership. 
The Symposium will include keynote speeches modeled after TEDTalks and workshops and panels such as Start-up 101, Speaking at the perfect pitch, Self-care, From Pen to paper, How to raise your hand, Finding your passion, Who runs the world? and Feminism in the 21st century.

How will you use the grant to make your idea happen?
The money will go towards providing technical support to the symposium, fund lunches for 100 conference attendees, journals for conference attendees, and placards for presenters.
Why and to whom is your project important?
In the United States only 2.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Outside of the business arena, 17% of women comprise of Congress. The statistics are clear: women are missing from the leadership table. Instead of simply acknowledging this reality, the Taking Back the F-Word Symposium seeks to create a solution by bringing together girls and women across interests to build networks across the city—a necessity as part of the process of changing those staggering statistics.

If you win, what is the expected status of your project by the time the next Feast Mass rolls around in 3–4 months?
The event will take place on April 28th, 2012. Upon conclusion, we will collect quantitative and qualitative data from conference attendees and prepare a report for the next feast.


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