Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women

gender equity summit

Gender Equity Summit

The State of Women

On March 1, 2021 Toledo-area stakeholders and changemakers came together for a day of dialogue and action-planning to advance intersectional gender equity.

2021 Gender Equity Summit

Participants explored current issues affecting women and increased their understanding of how women’s experiences are shaped by race, class, sexuality and ability. The Eberly Center recorded all of the panel discussions as well as Dr. Abdullah's keynote in order to make the information accessible to everyone on campus and in the greater Toledo area.

The 2021 Gender Equity Summit was sponsored by The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Toledo Lucas County Public Library Steinem Sisters Collection, United Way of Greater Toledo, Women of Toledo, and YWCA of Northwest Ohio.

The State of Women in Toledo: Toledo should aspire to be the most desirable community in Ohio for women to live and succeed. A focused, data-driven effort with our business, education, political and nonprofit partners is the future of meaningful change.

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State of Women in Business: Explore the challenges and opportunities women in business face today and learn where you can join the efforts to advance gender equity.

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State of Women in Public Service: Women in public service are dedicated to creating gender-equitable public spaces. Learn how you can work to advance gender equity through public service.

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State of Women in Education: From kindergarten to higher education, women are working to help future generations build a more equitable world. Join us for a conversation the current efforts and how to help move them forward.

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State of Women's Health: Working holistically to improve women’s healthcare is an integral part of gender equity. Join us for a conversation about the current efforts and how to help move them forward.

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Womanist Leadership with Dr. Melina Abdullah: Womanist leadership is discussed as an oppositional model to the asymmetrical leadership structure advanced by white men. Black women, who stand at the intersection of race and gender often face additional oppression due to their class, sexuality or physical ability. In response, they have developed and practiced models of leadership tied to their identities and collective in focus. This talk presents the tenets of womanist leadership, drawing from historic and contemporary examples and analysis.

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Last Updated: 3/19/21