Inspiring Women Leaders 2/12

KLRU featured event

KLRU, the University of Texas Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders invite you to a discussion about cultivating leadership. The evening will also feature short video features on local women and girls making a difference in the Austin community and a preview of the PBS series MAKERS: Women Who Make America.

Date: February 12
Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP Now

Inspiring Women Leaders, a discussion about cultivating leadership, will focus on inspiring future generations through mentorship and other means. Speakers will include:

  • Christine Adame
    Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, participant in INSPIRE: Empowering Texas Women Leaders program, and former staff member of NEW Leadership Texas.
  • Monica Martinez
    Project Specialist, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
  • Alma Jackie Salcedo
    Graduate Coordinator at Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT-Austin

As part of the event, KLRU will present eight short videos featuring local women and girls who are inspiring others through their actions. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of KLRU’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. A preview from the upcoming PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America – a film that shares the stories of exceptional women whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live – will also be shown. This documentary airs February 26th at 7 pm on KLRU.

Women featured in the Women and Girls Lead project videos will be:

  • Katherine Craft is the founder of Conspire Theater, a program that provides incarcerated women a healing and empowering experience through the arts.
  • Julieta Garibay co-founded the Undergraduate Leadership Initiative, an advocacy group comprised of fellow undocumented college students, supporters, and family.
  • Rina Hartline is director of Texas State Relations for Centerpoint Energy and mentors other women as the founder of the Association of Women in Energy.
  • Peggy Kelsey created The Afghan Women’s Project to share stories of Afghan women to help change stereotypes.
  • Amy Koch is a graduate of Project SEARCH at Seton Healthcare Family, a best practice for hiring individuals with developmental disabilities created at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
  • Esther Reyes is Executive Director of the Austin Immigrant Right’s Coalition and has helped lead a statewide effort to protect the human rights of Texas’ undocumented immigrants.
  • Ndeye Boury Silla is one of our community’s outstanding teenagers. The daughter of Senegalese immigrants, she raised more than $900 to purchase school supplies for children in her parent’s native country.
  • Marissa Vogel started the non-profit organization Little Helping Hands, which creates and manages volunteer opportunities for younger children and their parents.

The Inspiring Women Leaders event and local MAKERS initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.
MAKERS: Women Who Make America is produced by Kunhardt McGee Productions, Storyville Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media. Major funding is provided by Unilever and its Simple® skincare brand.  Additional funding is provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation.

KLRU shines spotlight on Austin leaders

KLRU to share 8 more stories of local women making a difference
in the 2012/13 Women and Girls Lead: Austin project

Last night in Studio 6A, KLRU together with ITVS announced the next group of women and girls to be profiled for Women and Girls Lead: Austin.  Nationally, Women and Girls Lead is a public media campaign spearheaded by ITVS that uses the power of storytelling to spark conversation, debate and action on the challenges faced by women and girls in the 21st century.  KLRU’s digital shorts shine a light on stories profiling local women and girls who serve as models of leadership in their communities.

The women to be featured in 2012-2013 are:

    Katherine Craft
    Julieta Garibay
    Rina Hartline
    Peggy Kelsey
    Amy Koch
    Esther Reyes
    Ndeye Boury Silla
    Marissa Vogel

Complete bios below.

Special thanks to everyone who attended KLRU’s announcement event.

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Celebrate KLRU's Women and Girls Lead: Austin on 8/23

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls who are changing our community. Join KLRU and other Austin organizations as we celebrate women who are making a difference.

On Thursday, August 23, KLRU will honor the women currently featured as part of the Women and Girls Lead: Austin project and will announce the next group of women to be profiled.  The free event takes place in KLRU’s Studio 6A at 7 pm (doors at 6:30) and includes light refreshments.  RSVP now

KLRU’s Women and Girls Lead: Austin project currently features:

  • Beverly Kearney, University of Texas Women’s Track and Field coach
  • Sonia Castellanos, Con Mi Madre
  • Jen Grogono, uStudio Inc.
  • Suzanne Santos, Sustainable Food Center
  • Nessa Higgins & Andrea Day Boykin, Flip Happy Crepes
  • Taryn Davis, American Widow Project
  • Sarah Herburger, Truckstop Trixie Rhinestone Cowgirls roller derby team

The global outreach partnership of Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Women and Girls Lead: Suzanne Santos

Suzanne Santos works to promote local food systems, something she’s been doing for the past 15 years. We talked to Suzanne about her work connecting local farmers with urban markets for our Women and Girls Lead: Austin project.

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Do you know a woman or girl who is making a difference in your world? Someone who embodies the characteritics of leadership or empowerment? She could be a teacher, doctor, student or mother. Nominate a Leader today!

Women and Girls Lead: Sonia B. Castellanos

As a first-generation American who struggled to learn English at an early age, Sonia is different than most successful professionals. Appreciating that difference has helped shape her career. Sonia talked to us about her life as a Social Worker for our Girls and Women Lead: Austin project.

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Do you know a woman or girl who is making a difference in your world? Someone who embodies the characteritics of leadership or empowerment? She could be a teacher, doctor, student or mother. Nominate a Leader today!

Women and Girls Lead: Jen Grogono

Women are tremendously underrepresented in tech industries, making female tech CEOs incredibly rare. This makes Jen Grogono an anomaly in her field. Jen talked with about her life as a CEO and mom for our Women and Girls Lead: Austin project.

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Do you know a woman or girl who is making a difference in your world? Someone who embodies the characteritics of leadership or empowerment? She could be a teacher, doctor, student or mother. Nominate a Leader today!

Women and Girls Lead: Taryn Davis

Taryn is the founder and director the American Widow Project where she provides resources for miltary widows. She talked with us about her own experience as a military widow for our Women and Girls Lead: Austin project.

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Women and Girls Lead celebrates Title IX

On June 23, 1972, Title IX became law in the United States, prohibiting discrimination based on gender in educational programs and activities. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this historic legislation, Women and Girls Lead looks at an area where Title IX had its greatest impact: sports.

Extending through the Olympic games, Women and Girls Lead will spotlight films about female athletes who defy stereotypes on and off the field. This includes the Women and Girls Lead: Austin story on University of Texas at Austin track coach Beverly Kearney.

Watch all the films on the Women and Girls Lead Title IX page

In addition to short films, the site includes four feature-length films from public television: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority by Kimberlee Bassford, Girl Wrestler by Austin’s Diane Zander Mason, Strong! by Julie Wyman, and Shadya by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler.

Women and Girls Lead: Nessa Higgins & Andrea Day Boykin

Nessa and Andrea met when their two children attended the same kindergarten class. They quickly found they shared some things in common: they were both foodies, they both wanted to own their own business, and neither wanted to risk making a big investment on a restaurant. They talked to us about their food trailer, Flip Happy Crepes, for our Women and Girl’s Lead: Austin project.

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Do you know a woman or girl who is making a difference in your world? Someone who embodies the characteritics of leadership or empowerment? She could be a teacher, doctor, student or mother. Nominate a Leader today!

Women and Girls Lead: Sarah Herburger

Sarah was introduced to roller derby by a veteran skater whom she met while working at a restaurant on Sixth Street. At that time, she was also struggling with drug addiction. With the support of her derby teammates, Sarah overcame her addiction and has become one of the most popular skaters in the league (with some of the most die-hard fans). She spoke with us about her life as a mother and wife for our Women and Girls Lead: Austin project.

Women and Girls Lead: Austin showcases extraordinary women and girls in Austin who are changing our community. Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

Do you know a woman or girl who is making a difference in your world? Someone who embodies the characteritics of leadership or empowerment? She could be a teacher, doctor, student or mother. Nominate a Leader today!