A Deeper Focus


Last Critical Conversation focuses on Feminomics: Reinventing Economics with a Woman’s Perspective

The last of the 2014 Central Coast Bioneers Critical Conversations series will be a screening on Tuesday, September 16 of an intensive workshop filmed at the National Bioneers Conference on how women’s leadership and whole systems approaches could transform our troubled economic structure. Dubbed “Feminomics,” the program features 10-minute talks by women leaders such as Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All and Judy Wicks, Co-Founder of BALLE, who tells us “We need to create an economy to protect the world we love, and it will fall upon women to do that.”

Joan Blades, Co-Founder of Moveon.org speaks to the bias against mothers in the workplace. “Of the last six nominees for Supreme Court Justice,” she points out (three men and three women), “all of the men had children and none of the women did.”

Joining us for discussion after the program will be Deanna J. Richards, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, a pioneer of the field of industrial ecology, and Denise Dudley, local business consultant and co-founder of SkillPath Seminars, the world’s largest public seminar company.

“We are very excited about bringing the information these top women leaders have to share,” says Ecologistics CEO and event organizer, Stacey Hunt. “They remind us that gender is a constructed system, just like race or class, and they completely reframe how we have been taught to think about things. I invite all Central Coast women who want to have their eyes opened and start making a difference, and the men who support them in this, to come and join us.”

Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo. Doors open at 6:00, program begins at 6:15, discussion at 7:45. $5 donation suggested. For more information, (805) 548-0597 or info@ecologistics.org.

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