Work Redux | Worth by Pollen

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Work Redux | Worth by Pollen

Mon., Apr 9, 2018, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
$50/MNHS members save 20% with code "MNHSworth"

Despite being told to lean in and recognize our value or be more confident and assertive in the workplace, women remain chronically underacknowledged and underpaid for the work we do. The pay gap between men and women continues its long yawn into the next century.

Statistics show that Black women will wait until 2124 for equal pay and Hispanic women will have to wait until 2248. Mothers currently earn just 71 percent of what fathers earn. And “acting like a man doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be treated like one.” In fact, women, particularly of color, are often punished for these kinds of negotiating tactics.

The full recognition of women’s worth means more than tackling the pay gap. It means delving into how we measure worth—not just by money and title—but by diving into the nitty-gritty of how we define our self-worth, our humanity. And this means Pollen's first-ever, all-day Work Redux.

Join Pollen’s Work Redux community for a discussion that will center the narratives of women leaders who know they are worthy. This conversation will not only be rooted in the movements of today, but also our history. It's not a coincidence the event is being held at the Minnesota History Center during The 1968 Exhibit—a year that fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people of that time. The unsettled nature of the debate about damage done or victories won makes this subject compelling and urgent, and begs the question: "How far have we come really?"

7:30-8:30 am: Registration, breakfast, and networking

8:30-8:50 am: Welcome + performance by Lady Midnight

8:50-11:45 am: Program

  • Setting the Stage: a research presentation by Kabo Yang
  • Writing Your Worth: a fireside chat with Meghan Murphy + Dara Beevas
  • Wealth Meets Worth: a talk from Gunjan Kedia
  • Performance by Maria Isa
  • The Latina Theory: a conversation with Maria Isa + Arianna Genis

11:45 am-1:15 pm: Lunch & table discussions

1:20-4 pm: Program

  • Chanida Phaengdara Potter reads from “Saving Your Husband from Deportation”
  • Worth Meets Humanity: a living room conversation with Chanida Phaengdara Potter, Jenny Srey + guests
  • Performance by Sweetpea
  • Brass Tacks: a tell-all between Jamie Millard, Ashley Fairbanks, Nausheeena Hussain, Davis Senseman, Sandy Vargas, Ellen Walthour, and Tene Wells

4 pm: Cash bar & networking

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