Set up as an informal roundtable, yesterday's conversation included women from Facebook, Refinery29, Uber, IBM, LinkedIn, Chevron, and other Silicon Valley start-ups and giants. The discussion covered workplace incivility, intersectional feminism, age and gender bias, equal pay, family/maternity leave, leadership, mentorship, personal finance management and more. There is a focus on problem-solving and actionable solutions to the concerns of the group.
The Brave Millennial was founded by Laura Youngkin in early 2016, as a personal response to a growing need for a judge-free space where young women to connect with one another and share their stories. Youngkin, with a decade-long career in the entertainment industry in LA, was no stranger to gender and age discrimination at work. After leaving her Fortune 100 employer in 2015, she could no longer ignore the desire to help her peers advocate for themselves. Laura also understood the importance of connecting directly with companies and employers to help drive their performance in all aspects of inclusion.
For the remainder of 2016, Youngkin plans to host Brave Millennial forums in at least five more cities: Washington DC, Austin, New York, Chicago, and Dallas. Local chapters have already organized themselves in Los Angeles and Orlando, where Youngkin splits her time. "This project and discussion has been eye-opening, sometimes sobering, but always inspiring. The women who attend our events are talented, remarkable individuals and true assets to their employers. I hope this community bolsters their confidence and inspires them to brave in their own way", says Youngkin. A brave millennial, indeed.
To learn more about The Brave Millennial and their upcoming events please see www.thebravemillennial.com.
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SOURCE The Brave Millennial