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What Even Is Women’s History Month? – The Odyessy Online

By 2022, it is no secret that women desire to see themselves in the board room and on stage. According to a 2019 study by Bizzabo, keynote speakers tend to be primarily male, with a whopping 66.8% taking the stage. There are still some ways to go to even the gender playing field.

How do we eliminate the gender bias that female event speakers face? Gotham can be the key if you fancy any of these suggestions:

— Develop a speaker mentoring program led by female speakers targeting potential academic speakers.

— Crowdsource speaker ideas from attendees or allow them to vote on their chosen speakers ahead of the event.

— Invest more in programs that leverage women’s skills, experience, and unique voices.

Need even more advice on how to create more inclusion in your organization? Well, the solution is below, with this week’s featured speakers.

Love & Lysol & Peace,

Gotham Artists

Much Needed Repair

Since the founding, and formal 2016 exit of start-up Clinical Optimizer, April Hansen, has been making consistent strides in the ed-tech industry and healthcare systems. Newly appointed as Group President in May 2021 for Aya Healthcare, the data-driven market leader has entrusted her to lead the way to a full recovery in the nursing industry inflicted by COVID-19. She has continued addressing healthcare workforce exhaustion speaking at 14-country audience SIA’s annual Executive Forum, following up with the launch of her Masterclass video series in conjunction with Aya Healthcare.

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April Hansen, RN, MSN, is the Vice President of Clinical Services with Aya Healthcare, a leading workforce solutions provider and the co-founder and CEO of OrendX, a mobile application for nursing engagement. Staffing Industry Analyst’s “40 Under 40” list in 2019 and Staffing Industry Analyst’s Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing in 2020 and 2021, April is a current board member for the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives and previously elected to the Wisconsin Nurses Association Public Policy Committee.

Theoretically Sound

A couple of weeks ago, author and feminist Mikki Kendall sat down with PBS sponsored podcast and virtual book club, It’s Lit [Unabridged]. The season premiered with the diversity consultant, as she shared how we can create a better vision of the past of the world we currently live in.

Mikki was also quoted on OkayPlayer’s article covering critical race theory and told News Channel 3 the truth about blaccents, describing it as the fake accent racists and what cultural appropriators use when they mimic Black people. Chicago Public Library will also welcome Mikki Kendall as part of their new Voices for Justice speaker series and celebrate Women’s History Month.

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Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist who talks a lot about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events. Her essays can be found at TIME, the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, The Boston Globe, NBC, Bustle, Islamic Monthly, and a host of other sites. Her media appearances include BBC, NPR, the Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WVON, WBEZ, and Showtime.

The Power in Human Emotion

Does your company’s content need a feminine touch? Entertainment entrepreneur and author Shabnam Moghrabi recently sat down with the podcast Future of Film in the episode of The Business of Impact Entertainment. The co-founder of SoulPancake shares how she continues to use storytelling to change the hearts and minds of the modern community, to “make stuff that matters”

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Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 15 years of leadership experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology, a freelance documentary film producer, and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content. Under her tenure, SoulPancake amassed 10M social media fans and nearly 1B video views on its daily positive videos about human connection. The company eventually had a successful exit to social impact film studio Participant.