We are hosting the next #KotaDay in February and would love to see you there! The theme this year is Different and the Same: Collaboration for Gender Equality.
Many not-for-profits deal with economic and political but also social and cultural inequalities between genders. At the same time, cultural and social understanding of gender still varies greatly across nations and regions. How do we all work together toward SDG5 in the most focused and impactful way? How do we counter similarities and differences in inequality in the content of our programmatic work, but also in NGO workplaces, leadership practices, decision making? How do we learn from other contexts, from each other? Collaboration is science and art.
Our keynote speaker is Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, a purpose-driven innovation university and community. In addition, Ann is the global lead for #sheinnovates in collaboration with UN Women, to drive industry-wide action to make innovation and technology work better for young women and girls.
Most of the day will be spent in workshops on different topics. You have the opportunity to attend 5 different ones.
Workshop topics and leaders:
Foundational topics: What are the common tools needed across cultures for organizations promoting gender equality and women's empowerment?
1. Leadership/soft skills - Susan Blaustein, WomenStrong International
2. Leadership/hard skills (project, legal and financial management) - Elizabeth Dembrowsky, Good Counsel Services, Inc. & Ryan Rogers, Oracle+ Netsuite
3. People management: Engaging volunteers and other allies - Christian Baldia, Constellation Strategy & Analytical Services & Johanna Seppalainen, Baruch College and NYU
Mastering and working across institutions and cultures
4. Generational and religious challenges across cultures in SDG5 advocacy - Saba Ismail, Aware Girls & Basilio Monteiro, St. John's University
5. Diverse approaches to non-violent communication and conflict resolution - workshop leaders TBA
6. Multi-stakeholder program evaluations - William Bloomfield, Civic Strategies Partners
Concrete tools to aid in collaboration
7. Human-centered program design across cultures - Joann Halpern, Hasso Plattner Institute & Susie Kavanaugh
8. Incredible impact: collaborating for social good with social media influencers - Neil Feinstein, St. John's University & Minna Aslama Horowitz, St. John's University
9. Social media for nonprofits; innovation, collaboration and gender - Agnieszka Wilson, Partners for Creative Development & Helene Diyabanza Peterson
Foundational topics (workshops 1 - 3) will be held in the morning and other workshops (workshops 4 - 9) in the afternoon.
The event is free of charge and open to all, but donations are very much appreciated. Breakfast and lunch will be served, courtesy of Proskauer LLP.
More about the keynote speaker and workshop leaders here