Women's Diversity Summit

Event date: 

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Varied locations across campus
Three photos of women participants from the 2019 summit

Description: 

The Women’s Diversity Network will hold its third annual Summit ate SUNY Old Westbury. This day-long event will include trainings, panels, and presentations on a variety of diversity-related topics. Throughout the day, there will also be multicultural performances as well as a luncheon that reflects the diversity of the day.

The keynote speaker for this year's event is Shanequa Levin, a motivational speaker and an uplifting social entrepreneur who has won several awards for her work. She is the author of memoir titled, Poverty's Phoenix, an activist, the Founder and CEO of the Women's Diversity Network, former director of Every Child Matters in NY, a member of The State of Black Long Island Equity Council through the Urban League of Long Island, and newly a Community Advisor for Hofstra University’s Healthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge. She is also the co-founder of the Long Island Black Alliance group, and the creator of culturally relevant Facebook groups. She has also been instrumental with advocacy for policy changes to: Early Care and Learning, Raise The Age, Paid Family Leave Insurance and more. As the survivor of childhood poverty, drug addicted parents, an incarcerated father, and a teen mom, she uses her voice to help others break negative generational cycles.

Registration and Breakfast start at 8 a.m. For more information, visit the Women's Diversity Summit website.