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Date: November 20, 2019
Location: Georgia World Congress Center
Theme: The Culture of Courage
At Women in Green, we will delve into the ways women can lead with purpose to inspire others and drive continued creativity and progress. Let’s go from being relevant, to being revolutionary.
In recent times, women leaders are re-affirming the call and standing for a Culture of Courage more powerful than ever before. Today, women aren’t begging to be heard, or even demanding it, but are simply expecting it. And this deliberate expectation overshadows fear; women are speaking up, women who are bringing attention to injustice, women are supporting each other and not taking “no” or “not right now” for an answer.
The 2019 Women in Green platform theme, The Culture of Courage, celebrates the crucially needed and deliberate voice that women bring to society and to the green building movement. Spiritual Activist and Author Marianne Williamson once said “Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.” It takes a Culture of Courage to stand firm as women and continue to fight for what is right – equality and equity with positions at the top and voices at the table.
This means more female seats in the boardroom, closing the gender gap in elected positions, more women leaders in high-ranking STEM jobs, accessible and affordable maternity and child care and higher expectations of society as a whole. Together, women need to continue to act as connectors and support each other because as Williamson said, when we “let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Join us at Women in Green to celebrate the Culture of Courage that will define the future for women all over the world.