Being Change-Makers, Part II: Ensuring the Fight for Gender Equity includes Transectionality
After receiving rave reviews for her CREW Iowa presentation Planting Seeds of Change for Gender Equity, Michelle Browning Coughlin is back to continue the discussion on gender equity, this time joined by Tracy E. Davis, also an attorney in Louisville, KY and a certified diversity and inclusion expert.
This session will discuss how being change-makers for gender equity requires each of us to make intentional and conscientious choices to ensure the gender equity movement is inclusive of all women’s voices and perspectives, with a particular focus in this session on inclusion of Black women and women of color.
Gender equity will never be truly achieved if our strides forward as women only advance some women, while groups of women are left behind. Michelle and Tracy will present information regarding the impact of multiple systems of oppression, and ways in which each of us can challenge the system – how we can kick some bricks out of the brick wall that stands in our way.
Michelle Browning Coughlin, JD, MSW is a partner in a midsize regional firm in Louisville, Kentucky, where she practices intellectual property, privacy, and technology law. Michelle is the founder and president of the national nonprofit organization and active Facebook group, MothersEsquire, which advocates for gender equity in the legal profession, with special emphasis on mother, father, and caregiver issues. Michelle is a frequent speaker on diversity and inclusion, and she serves on numerous state and national diversity committees, including her recent appointment to the ABA Commission on Women. Michelle is an adjunct professor of Gender Law & Policy, along with the author of the children's book, My Mom, the Lawyer, with all book sale proceeds going directly to MothersEsquire to help fund its advocacy initiatives, including its #PumpUpTheBar campaign. Michelle and her husband Craig are the proud parents of two teenage daughters, who are Michelle’s inspiration to work for gender equity every day.