BOY MEETS GIRL® has been a give-back brand since inception, and I love to find ways to continue to spread awareness and bring voices together to share topics to inspire change.
I have grown from a fear of public speaking to speaking in front of 1000+ people to speaking on panels - to now moderating my first one! The “Art, Activism, and Impact” Panel will take place from 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM on June 19th. I am so excited to bring people together that I have worked with in different ways to bring awareness to multiple causes - whether it is gun control, anti-bullying, breast cancer awareness, immigration rights, and more.
Check out a little more information about the panel I will be moderating below. Also, if you are interested in attending - I have a surprise for you at the end of this post! ;)
Denise Bidot, Activist, TV Personality & Founder of No Wrong Way
Denise was a guest on my podcast #MOMSGOTHIS (you can take a listen here). We actually met ages ago when she was on a panel and I fell in love with her. She has traveled the world as a Curve Model and has been recognized for her groundbreaking movements in the fashion industry. In 2014 Denise broke barriers by becoming the first plus-size model to walk multiple runways during NYFW. As a fellow mom, Denise wants to spread more awareness that "being you is what defines real beauty." During the summer of 2016, she launched a lifestyle movement called "The No Wrong Way Movement." Denise hopes this movement will inspire people from every walk of life to claim and own their unique individuality and beauty. I am excited for you all to hear what she is up to in using her voice for positive change. Read more about Denise & other panelists here.
Whitney Allgood, Chief Executive Officer, National School Climate Center
I have worked with the NSCC’s BullyBust Program since 2009, dating back to when I worked on a campaign with Sammi Hanratty [at the time she was the American Girl doll Chrissa Stands Strong & dealt with bullying on YouTube in 2009] on what it meant to be an “UPSTANDER” that combats against bullying & intolerance. Whitney recently came on board to the NSCC and it has been a pleasure working with her and excited to share a big campaign we are launching in the fall to continue BOY MEETS GIRL®’s give back to the National School Climate Center’s BullyBust program. Read more about Whitney & other panelists here.
Luis Hernandez, Executive Director, Youth Over Guns & Engagement Coordinator for Justice League NYC
I met Luis when we shot our campaign for Voto Latino + Youth Empower last year to encourage others to vote & stand up for equal rights (you can see here). Luis is an inspiring voice for the youth. At such a young age the work he is doing to help improve the criminal justice system is admirable. Read more about Luis & other panelists here.
BOY MEETS GIRL® Founder and Creative Director, Stacy Igel is speaking on a very important topic that has been built into her brand since day one. She will be hosting a conversation about how brands can engage and tap into the power and influence of activists to help them amplify their message and tell their brand’s story in an authentic way. Hear how brands partner with artists and influencers to help spread their powerful messages and diversify their stories. Stacy will share how her company has partnered with young activists and iconic artists to help spread awareness and raise funds for causes important to BMG: Climate Change, LGBTQ, Bullying, Breast Cancer and more. Stacy will interview a panel of experts from the activist and corporate social responsibility sides to gain a better understanding of how to approach influencers, agree to terms and activate on a campaign both parties are proud of.
197 E Broadway, NY NY
E. Broadway between Jefferson and Clinton Streets
Take the F Train to the East Broadway Station and walk one block
East. The MCC will be on your right opposite Seward Park
Event Timing: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Panel Timing: 3:45PM-4:45PM
For more details, visit their website: www.causemarketingnyc.com. This year’s event is on Wednesday, June 19 at the MCC Rooftop in the LES.
Use code BMG to get 25% off tickets today, get yours here.
past speaking engagements links