Tuesday’s Yes! I’m a Feminist event drew a large crowd to the Halsey Institute. Women’s and Gender Studies program leaders said the crowd exceeded their expectations. (I did feel bad for the students who were trying to make their way past the crowd to do their work, though.)
In addition to their nametags, many attendees had “I stand with Planned Parenthood” stickers.
And the “Yes! I’m a Feminist” pins and T-shirts seemed to be selling briskly. (Thanks very much to the patient C of C students who let me use my debit card for a purchase. It was a lengthy process, but they were very gracious about it.)
There was, if not electricity, definitely enthusiasm in the air among folks there to support the program and the cause.
Some of that feminist good will carried over to those who tuned in to PBS for the three-hour documentary “Makers: Women who Make America.” (Confession: the chances of me staying awake until 11 p.m. on a weeknight are really, really slim. I was happy to have made it through the first half and hope to catch the rest online.) Fascinating project with a lot of great interviews.
Next up, don’t miss tomorrow’s Center for Women’s annual Women in Business conference, co-presented by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to what should be a fascinating keynote speech from “Expect to Win” author Carla Harris, who is a managing director and senior client adviser for Morgan Stanley, the day includes lots of vendors, breakout sessions and speed networking.