What does it mean to Choose to Challenge?

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And who has the power | privilege | access to make that choice?

This year’s International Womxn’s Day theme is #ChoosetoChallenge. What things do we, as womxn creatives, have the right to challenge? the duty to challenge? the ability to challenge? What is the assumed privilege inherent in being able to choose to challenge anything?

This conversation brings together a group of womxn who are running intersectional feminist brands - to have a real conversation about being a womxn-identified creative|designer, moving forward with intersectional change, and negotiating the power and privilege to challenge status quo.

Length: 2 hours

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Sacha Cohen

Sacha is the founder and CEO of Grassfed Media, an un-agency that helps purpose-driven brands and entrepreneurs shine through strategic communications, PR and clever marketing.

Ari Krzyzek

Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helps women-led tech and tech-enabled companies craft a brand that delights their customer beyond a pretty design, deliver no-brainer user experience, and getting them the clarity they need to for their business to thrive online. Additionally, she founded and hosts Creative Women’s Co., serving as a design consultant, mentor and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through 1871 Chicago and Interaction Design Foundation.

Alicia Storie

First-class Honours in Interior Environmental Design

Emily Weltman

Emily is the Founder of Collective Flow Consulting (coFLOWco), a multidisciplinary consultancy, and the co-founder of Rage 2 Rainbows, a collective action project to combat cyberbullying. She is a speaker, workshop facilitator, and has been a guest on The Intersection, White & Woke at Work, and the BackPack show podcasts. 💙💙 coFLOWco is a: Certified Women’s Business Enterprise; WBE🔹 Certified Women Owned Business; WOB🔹 Signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) from U.N. Women.🔹 Member of Catalyst 2030🔹 Ambassador For Women Who Roar🔹 💙💙Emily received her Masters in Art Education–Career & Technical certification from PSU in 2011. She is a graduate of Take the Lead Women: 50 Women Can Change the World–Journalism Cohort 2020 and an Instructor at PFI, Portland Fashion Institute in Brand Design. She has published on Medium in The Startup, The Ascent, Equality Includes You, A Parent is Born, The Innovation, and Fearless She Wrote🔹 She is an active member of BBPDX (Better Business Portland) and the Women’s Funding Network.

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