Speaker Series Vol. 1: Breaking Through

A Panel Discussion on Discrimination in the Hiring Process

Eye2Eye and HeforShe at Boston University proudly presents the first event of our speaker series, Breaking Through, where a panel will be having a discussion on discrimination in the hiring process, their journey to promote gender equality in the workplace and their experience in professional settings. We have a diverse group of well-established professionals in their respective fields.

Our Speakers:

Sasha Goodfriend, the current president for Mass. NOW, is a social movement organizer working to curate female and queer experiences through partnerships with statewide government, community organizations, and creatives alike. Sasha is also a commission of LGBTQ+ Youth in Boston and has produced annual policy recommendations to the State Legislature and 18+ state agencies to advise on effective policies, programs and resources for LGBTQ youth. She has over 6 years of experience in Mass.Now and co-wrote the H.1959/S.1274 “I AM bill” to increase access to menstrual products.

Femi Olu-Lafe, a senior consultant and diversity and inclusion strategist, is a Board Certified Coach who utilizes her expertise in cognitive psychology and applied data analysis to provide leadership insights, executive coaching, and top team development to a range of Fortune 500 companies. She partners with different organizations to develop initiatives to promote workplace inclusion. Femi designs and facilitates bespoke talent development and organizational culture change workshops and training sessions.

Clarissa Kuo, a management consultant analyst at accenture, is the founder of Eye2Eye. Throughout her time at Boston University, she has promoted awareness of gender inequality in the professional world through a conference open to participants nation-wide, with speakers from a vast range of industries. She has also held workshops for women on success, networking, and professional development.

Paola Peynetti Velazquez is a highly-driven culture kid and public health professional with a strong background in international affairs and has proven success in driving innovative, patient-centered process improvement efforts in resource-limited health systems. She is also interested in effective and ethical global aid, population mental health, lean hospital, and localized sustainable development. She has successfully managed more than 20 projects to meet population behavioral health goals and contract requirements.

Conference Details

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Via Remo

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