I don’t know about all of you, but I am still reeling this week from what’s going on in our country.
I imagine many of you feel the same because more than 100 people signed up for Breeze’s event on anti-racist parenting before our Zoom membership capped out. I upgraded our corporate zoom account so that more of you can come, so sign up now if you hit a waitlist earlier this week. If we max out that tier, I’ll upgrade it again. This is a crucial topic and Breeze is one of the best people in the world to address it.
In addition, Breeze and Femily are doing a workshop on going beyond words to become a better ally, and the phenomenal Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital is doing a virtual event on June 30th at 9pm EST/6pm PST on how to be a better ally when it comes to changing the economics of women of color in your industry. Women frequently pledge to become better allies in their private lives, but Sarah wants to challenge you all and show you how to use the power that your privilege affords you at work to be better allies there, and make a true and meaningful economic impact on the world.
This has come out of a lot of conversations Sarah and I have had over the years that we’ve worked together to call out and bring down oppressive forces in Silicon Valley. She consistently challenges me and other change makers in our industry to fight our own internalized misogyny, racism, and negative voices inside our heads to do more.
We have more power than we realize. We need to start using that power.
Tonight, we have a virtual Chairman Mom hang hosted by Catherine Connors. It’s the second part of a conversation on what we want to be different about the world when we come out of this lockdown—in some cases, what we don’t want to go back to. That is certainly a relevant conversation right now, as many of us are realizing how complicit we were in a white supremacist system until now. I hope many of you will join for that conversation as well.
It is so easy to feel isolated and alone and frightened in these times, to feel like the problems are too great and you are helpless to think of how to help. Let the phenomenally wise women leading these conversations help lead you out of that place with real and tangible next steps.
Today’s new questions on Chairman Mom:
- Curious if others are sick of quarantine consumerism and how you balance it with your guilt about not supporting local merchants?
- Any struggling small businesses in need?
- Intersectional feminism and allyship “after Amy.”