We are pleased to invite you to EmmaTalks, an exciting part of our celebration of the Bicentennial of Emma Willard School. This thought-provoking program, which models the concept of TEDTalks, will take place on February 21, 2014. We will host the event at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in Troy, New York.
EmmaTalks spotlights six women who, like Madame Willard, saw a global issue as an opportunity to cultivate meaningful and sustainable change. Emcee Elizabeth Colton 66, founding president of the International Museum of Women, will welcome the following speakers to the stage:
Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Head of School of Leadership Afghanistan; speaking on girls education
Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden 75: President and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GMBH; speaking on women in business
Courtney E. Martin: Author, feminist activist, strategist with TED and Aspen Institute; speaking on human-centered design in relation to womens health
Eden Full: Princeton undergraduate and innovator of the Sun Saluter; speaking on science and technology and cultural competence
Meg Lowman: Tropical rainforest canopy biologist; speaking on environment
Shamim Okolloh: Educator and community organizer; spotlighting entrepreneurship and youth within the broader context of global womens rights
Join the Emma Willard community on this very special day. Tickets are just $10.00. You can register here https://www.emmawillard.org/emmatalks/register
Please spread the word and share the news with your classmates, family, and friends.
We hope to see many of you there!
Kelly F. Cartwright
Director of Alumnae Relations
Emma Willard School
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy NY 12180