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Fri, Mar 08


The Library


Join us for an afternoon designed to #InspireInclusion. Together we'll challenge the universe to think differently about talented women and help them create new measures of success. Walk away with new ways to think about inspiring inclusion - the 2024 IWD theme. More details below.

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Time & Location

Mar 08, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Library, 190 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA


About the Event

On the 4th anniversary of the founding of RSP, please join us for an engaging afternoon of discovery and insight as we gather to connect on what it means to Inspire Inclusion - the 2024 IWD theme. 


$10 of every ticket will be donated back to a local women's organization already doing good in the community.


Leave this RSP experience with action items for making change happen for system and self. Meet new people and make connections that give you the opportunity to discuss and connect, expanding your understanding of what it means to Inspire Inclusion. 


Each participant will have the opportunity to grab a workbook takeaway item with lessons shared and the opportunity to document and create new ideas and actions for inspiring inclusion. Make change happen moments will be shared, created and documented for 


1:00 - 1:30   Event experience checkin*

1:30 - 1:45   An RSP Welcome: who we are and what we do / why by CEO & Founder, Wendy Wiesman

1:45 - 2:00  A Meetup Story

2:00 - 2:15  Let's Talk About Inclusion: why it matters, what it means + what you think

2:15 - 3:00  System vs. Self: stories in trying to make change happen (Katie Wendorff, Brooklyn Smith, Stacy Collins & Jen Mahone-Rightler)

3:00 - 3:30 What's Worked: executive leaders share meaningful workplace strategies (speakers TBD)

3:30 - 4:00 Open Networking

*light refreshments will be provided throughout the experience and are included in your ticket price.

> A Meetup Story: listen in as Stacy Collins & Jen Mahone-Rightler share the aha's that happened and tend to happen when first you aim to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion as a part of a 'typical' corporate construct.

> Let's Talk About Inclusion: DEI & B expert leader Jen Mahone-Rightler offers perspective on the here and now. The state of the data and progress made by women in the past few years and the progress yet to come will be featured.

> System vs. Self: Sometimes the change we aim to make is possible because we're the one making it. Other times, we're within a construct that begs the question whether or not the change we seek can come to fruition. And if not now, then when and why? Stories of individuals will compliment this conversation in addition to bringing forward key ways to consider the how of forward movement in light of improbable scenarios.


To challenge the universe to think differently about talented women and help them create new measures of success.

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