Speaking Up as a Leader | Omega
October 2015
Marianne SchnallJamia WilsonVanessa Valenti

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Speaking Up as a Leader

Women’s Voices in the Public Square

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register for this workshop.

October 16, 2015 – October 18, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Marianne Schnall, Jamia Wilson, Vanessa Valenti, Courtney E. Martin... See More
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Do you want to see a media climate that reflects your experience of the world? Build a career that is flexible and focused on creating change? Or, develop real skills in social media, online storytelling, and punditry?

Four influential movers and shakers in online media and gender justice draw on their experience—from award-winning websites, the storytelling and innovation of TED talks, leading-edge media strategies, over a half dozen books, and more than a decade of plotting and celebrating social change—to share what they’ve learned along the way.

Together, we explore a bold new cultural paradigm as we create and tell the story of self and the story of change. Through strategies and exercises we develop skills to:

  • Establish a public platform for our voice
  • Understand the basics of blogging, communications, and consulting
  • Build a freelance career and portfolio
  • Navigate online organizing
  • Skillfully manage controversy
  • Grow community both online and off

This workshop builds a powerful network of 21st century leaders and changemakers. All women are welcome.

Scholarships Available

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Enrollment is limited to 30; register early.

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Marianne Schnall

Marianne Schnall is the founder and executive director of the award-winning Feminist.com, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. Her writings and interviews have been published widely in print and online. Schnall is the author of  Daring to Be Ourselves and What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?. marianneschnall.com

Jamia Wilson

Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller who is currently the Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media.  She previously served as the TED prize storyteller at TED Conferences, the executive director of Youth Tech Health (YTH), and Women’s Media Center vice-president of programs. 

Vanessa Valenti

Vanessa Valenti is the co-founder of Feministing.com, the most widely read feminist publication in the world, as well as Valenti Martin Media, a next generation consultancy that harnesses the power of communication and community to elevate social change. She is an award-winning blogger, speaker and online strategist. vanessavalenti.com

Courtney E. Martin is the editor emeritus at Feministing.com, founding director of the Solutions Journalism Network, and partner at Valenti Martin Media, a social media strategy firm. Martin's work has appeared widely across top national print and television outlets. She is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and the author of Do It Anyway and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughterscourtneyemartin.com