The coronavirus pandemic has caused the postponement of our first two Women 100 events. See article below.
To celebrate the opening of Vision 2020’s Women 100 exhibition and event series, a VIP preview party drew a crowd of invited sponsors, dignitaries, media leaders and volunteers to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Guests were the first to tour the Seat at the Table exhibition and shared rave reviews as a microphone was passed around during the reception. In the photo, flanking Vision 2020 President Lynn Yeakel (in yellow) are VIP party guests including Kimmel Center CEO Anne Ewers (in green), U.S. Senator Bob Casey and 6abc Action News anchor Jim Gardner at far left, and Drexel University President John Fry at far right. View a gallery of photos from the event.
Women 100 News
New Book by Lynn Yeakel Aligns with Vision 2020 Goal to Complete Journey
Majority Rules, the new book by Vision 2020 Founder and President Lynn Yeakel, is a timely addition to Women 100’s celebration of American women in the 100th year since women won voting rights. In a series of essays, Yeakel sheds light on the past, present and future of the journey to women’s equality. Editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson created the cover art. Yeakel is donating a portion of the proceeds from book sales to Women 100. The book is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the publisher, Xlibris.
New on Women100.org
View Seat at the Table Exhibition Multimedia on Women 100 Website
One segment of the Women 100 Seat at the Table exhibition is now available to all on our website at women100.org/seatatthetable. The multimedia content about 18 pioneering women that visitors see by scrolling through the touchscreens at the exhibition can now be viewed by scrolling on the web page.
Educational and inspiring, the highly visual content tells the stories of past and present women trailblazers in six categories: Agents of Change, Politics & Government, Business & Finance, STEM, Communications & Media, and Sports.
Teachers and youth group leaders: A free Educator’s Guide to the exhibition is also available for download from the website.
Women 100 Event Updates
Registration Open Now for SHE Leads Road Rally
June 19-20, 2020
Getting there will be more than half the fun when women driving race cars lead an overnight round trip from Philadelphia to Seneca Falls, NY, where the first Women’s Rights Convention took place. Join this spectacular road rally to participate in an unforgettable celebration of women’s voting rights and other advancements over the past 100 years. Space is very limited, so sign up early! Learn more and register.
Two Women 100 Events Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Vision 2020’s Women 100 has postponed its first two events: Spring Breakthru and Women’s Leadership Forums. The decision was driven by a commitment to preserving our community’s health and safety in a time when large-scale public gatherings and travel are contrary to the recommendations of public health experts, according to Lynn Yeakel, Vision 2020 founder and president.
Spring Breakthru, originally to be held March 20-22, will be rescheduled for Spring 2021. The event is designed to bring college students from across the country to Philadelphia for a weekend focused on equipping them with the training, tools and resources to advocate for positive social change.
Women’s Leadership Forums, which had been scheduled for April 1, will be rescheduled later in 2020. The forums are designed to educate and inspire by bringing together live audiences and thought leaders for discussions illuminating the past, present and future of women’s leadership.
All who already registered will be guaranteed spots for the rescheduled events.
Proud Partner & Ally Event Updates
Check for Proud Partner Event Schedule Changes
To comply with the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, many Women 100 Proud Partners have had to postpone planned events and temporarily close exhibits that are listed on women100.org/events. Please check the website of the organization hosting the event for updates.
Joint Program to Honor Women History Makers
Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia – both Women 100 Proud Partners – have announced they are collaborating on a new History Makers program that will be added to the Women’s History Special Programs offered at the park this spring and summer.
UNLADYLIKE2020 launched on PBS American Masters
UNLADYLIKE2020, a Vision 2020 Allied Organization, released its first of 26 short films and a broadcast hour on PBS American Masters on March 4. Their films will run through August 26, 2020. Help share their films with their social media toolkit, be sure to tune in, and keep an eye out for a special screening this summer in Philadelphia!
Empowering Photo of the Month
First Girl to Win State’s Wrestling Championship
Heaven Fitch triumphed in an eight-wrestler 106-pound division that included seven boys, making North Carolina history as the first girl to win an individual state wrestling championship. A junior at Uwharrie Charter Academy in Asheboro, NC, she had a 54-4 record this season and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler for North Carolina’s 1A division. Sally Roberts, founder and CEO of Wrestle Like a Girl, a nonprofit that promotes wrestling as a means of educating and empowering girls and women, said, “It is very significant in wrestling history because it’s a great example of, ‘Yes, women can do it if they’re taught, educated and trained.’ Wrestling is a sport for everybody.”
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Vision 2020’s National Coalition
We are pleased to welcome the following new Delegates and Women 100 Proud Partners to Vision 2020’s national coalition. Many of our Proud Partners are hosting women-themed events in 2020. Check the Women 100 Events Calendar regularly to learn about upcoming events.
New Vision 2020 Delegates
Pennsylvania: Stephanie Roesner, program assistant, Department of the Navy, and Carole Heys, human resources professional
New Women 100 Proud Partners
5 Shorts Project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia
Commonwealth Monument Project
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Upper Dublin Monthly Meeting (Friends)
Women for Greater Philadelphia