On May 10th, join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more.
Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards and her team at Let it Ripple Film Studio,50/50 Day is based on the model of their annual Character Day, which last year had over 93,000 events in 125 countries and all 50 states.
San Luis Obispo joins this movement with a free event at CalPoly. This event is sponsored by a partnership between Women’s March San Luis Obispo and the Cal Poly Democratic Club.
Join us for the movie, panel discussion, and more!
Our panelists are:
* Annie Wilson: Cal Poly Women in Business WIB Wire Editor in Chief and VP of Outreach for Cal Poly Women in Business. Annie will graduate in June with a degree in Finance and a minor in Law and Society. Her passion for writing derives from her internship with an advocacy group for female entrepreneurs, where she wrote for their weekly blog.
* Pat Harris: Women’s March San Luis Obispo Organizers, former Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership at Cal Poly where she started the Women’s Center, The Pride Center and the Student Leadership Program, Event-planning business owner, former Chair of the SLO County Democratic Party and Member of the Central Committee
* Judy David Mahan: Director, Cal Poly SBDC & Incubator Director, Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Formerly with the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, Mahan & David LLP, and DLA Piper (formerly Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP)
* Dr. Jane Lehr: Associate Professor & Chair Women & Gender Studies, Ph.D. Science & Technology Studies and Women’s Studies, Dr. Jane L. Lehr is Chair of Women’s & Gender Studies and Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies in the Liberal Arts Program and Faculty Director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority and Underrepresented Student Participation (LSAMP) in STEM Program. Formerly co-chair of the Science & Technology Taskforce of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), and a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Centre for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) at King’s College, University of London.