Our September meeting with Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Kathleen Bishop – was AMAZING! We engaged in really important conversations about: Diet culture Intersectional feminism The many issues with using weight as a measure of health How fatphobia (the intense fear or dislike of fat, becoming fat and fat bodies) impacts mental & physical health [...]
ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES: EDUCATE YOURSELF We compiled some suggestions from our YWLC staff and network, as well as from our incredible August meeting speaker Naomi Carrier for educational resources. BLACK LIVES MATTER READING LISTS https://www.booktable.net/black-lives-matter-reading-list https://research.uwcsea.edu.sg/doverholidayreading/antiracist White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo “[Explores] the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their [...]
We’d like to take this moment to welcome our 2020 group to the Young Women’s Leadership Challenge network, which is nearly 350 women strong! Our 6-day leadership conference on June 22 – June 27 brought together nearly 65 women (plus speakers!) with diverse stories, experiences, and backgrounds. We are grateful for every participant, intern, speaker, [...]
The Young Women’s Leadership Challenge (YWLC) 2020 program is GOING ONLINE. In preparation for our 2020 program, in light of current events, we have decided to take the YWLC program fully online. We feel that now more than ever, a program which empowers high school girls to see themselves as confident, compassionate, and resilient changemakers [...]
Greetings Pangea Partners and Friends, Like you, The Pangea Network has been paying very close attention to COVID-19 and its unprecedented impact on our communities. While we have no way of knowing the pace or scope of additional cases, we know this is an uncertain and uneasy time for all of us. Our goal is [...]
As we wrap up the year, we are excited to share an update from our fall meeting for 2018 Young Women’s Leadership Challenge (YWLC) participants on Saturday, December 1st at Rice University – as a part of the yearlong program. There were 17 girls and 3 mentors in attendance. At the meeting, we caught up [...]
Meet one of our YWLC alumni, Aline. Read all about her experience with theTake Action Challenge and why she loves The Pangea Network in our on-going series "YWLC Alumni Q&A". We get to learn about these amazing young women and their journey.
We are proud and humbled to share the amazing work of our YWLC alumni who are helping our community in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. APPLYING LESSONS FROM THE YWLC CONFERENCE Fatmata Sesay, a rising junior at Westbury High School and a 2017 YWLC alumni, decided to take action by putting her leadership and service [...]