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The 19th Represents 2022 Hybrid Summit

50 Years of Title IX

This event took place from June 15-17, 2022.
In June 2022, our third annual 19th Represents Summit focused on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. We looked at the history and impact of this landmark law, celebrated its successes and talked to leaders across many fields about the future work of gender equality. You can watch the full summit to hear keynotes from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and WNBA star Candace Parker – as well as conversations on protections for LGBTQ+ students, pregnancy discrimination, the gender pay gap and much more.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | VIRTUAL

The Foundation of Title IX

1 p.m. CT | 2 p.m. ET

Dive into the history of Title IX, meet some key figures and discover its impact on gender equality in education.

Welcome | 2 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th

Panel Conversation

The Beginning of Title IX and Its Immediate Impact | 2:05 p.m. ET

The text for Title IX — which was part of the Education Amendments of 1972 — was only 37 words long. But over the last 50 years, these words have brought about immense progress in gender equality. We’re learning from a legal expert and a storyteller about why the passage of this landmark law mattered so much.

  • Neena Chaudhry, General Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Leigh Fondakowski, Creator and Host, “Feminist Files” Podcast

Moderator:

Suzette Hackney, National Columnist, USA TODAY

Keynote Conversation

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren | 2:35 p.m. ET

The policymaker, who worked for years as an educator, discusses her firsthand experience teaching in a pre-Title IX era, and the ways this key piece of policy has since transformed educational settings and much more.

  • U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat, Massachusetts

Moderator:

Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th

Keynote Conversation

Gender Equity on Campus | 3 p.m. ET

We’ll hear from someone leading Title IX applications on campus to learn how she adapts to different rules and expectations with each presidential administration — all while meeting the needs of diverse communities of students.

  • Jessica White, Director of Title IX Office, Howard University

Moderator:

Nadra Nittle, Education Reporter, The 19th

Performance

Mindfulness Moment With Jewel | 3:25 p.m. ET

  • Jewel, Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate

Panel Conversation

Pregnancy and Parenting Protection | 3:30 p.m. ET

A lesser-known but incredibly important part of Title IX is the protection it provides students and faculty members from being fired (or punished) because of their status as a pregnant person and/or as a parent. This protection has enabled generations of people who might otherwise be discriminated against to pursue higher education and careers.

  • Jessica Lee, Senior Senior Staff Attorney, UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder and CEO, Generation Hope
  • Benita Miller, Executive Director; Powerful Families, Powerful Communities

Moderator:

Sara Luterman, Caregiving Reporter, The 19th

Panel Conversation

Accountability in Action | 4:05 p.m. ET

We’re bringing together one of the plaintiffs in the significant Alexander v. Yale University case, now a prominent lawyer; an attorney fighting gender-based harassment in schools; and a young activist and advocate. They will discuss how Title IX has evolved over the years to confront and root out sexual harassment — and, more broadly, gender-based violence on campus.

  • Karla Arango, Student Survivor and Advocate, End Rape on Campus
  • Ann Olivarius, Ph.D., Attorney and Plaintiff, Alexander v. Yale University
  • Shiwali Patel, Director, National Women’s Law Center

Moderator:

Candice Norwood, Breaking News Reporter, The 19th

Performance

MILCK Performs “Power” | 4:35 p.m. ET

 

  • MILCK, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Advocate

One-on-One

Someone Had To Be First | 4:40 p.m. ET

Over the last couple decades, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace has forged her own path. She was the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, a prominent military college, and is the first woman from South Carolina to be elected to Congress. We’ll learn about her experience becoming a trailblazer and how it has informed her political career.

  • U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, Republican, South Carolina

Moderator:

Mariel Padilla, General Assignment Reporter, The 19th

Thursday, June 16, 2022 | VIRTUAL

Title IX Today

1 p.m. CT | 2 p.m. ET

Explore the lasting effects of Title IX on gender equity in fields including sports, business and STEM.

Welcome | 2 p.m. ET

  • Amanda Zamora, Publisher, The 19th

Keynote Conversation

Candace Parker | 2:05 p.m. ET

  • Candace Parker, WNBA Champion and Producer, “Title IX: 37 Words That Changed America”

Moderator:

Abby Johnston, Editorial Director, The 19th

Panel Conversation

On College Sports | 2:25 p.m. ET

Investment in women’s sports has an outsized impact on college athletes’ ability to find success outside of sports. These former college athletes will also address ongoing gender disparities in access to resources and support.

  • Brittany Collens, Professional Tennis Player
  • Candice Storey Lee, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director, Vanderbilt University
  • U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, Democrat, Massachusetts

    Moderator:

    Victoria Jackson, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

One-on-One

One-on-One: Coach Dawn Staley | 3:05 p.m. ET

Dawn Staley is a winner: A three-time Olympic gold medalist and two time women’s college basketball championship coach. In this intimate conversation, she’ll discuss her career as an trailblazer and leader, her thoughts on Title IX implementation today, and the work she’s doing to support WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been wrongfully detained in Russia for over 100 days.

  • Dawn Staley, 2022 NCAA National Champion; Head Coach, South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s Basketball Team

    Moderator:

    Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th

One-on-One

Making Strides | 3:25 p.m. ET

The Paralympic track star found her purpose and passion when she became a runner. She’ll talk about the need for more opportunities for people with disabilities to try sports and discover their strengths at a young age.

  • Scout Bassett, Paralympic Track and Field Athlete

Moderator:

Julia B. Chan, Editor-in-Chief, The 19th

Performance


Amalia Mondragón Performs | 3:45 p.m. ET

  • Amalia Mondragón, Singer, Songwriter and Producer

One-on-One

Start Early to Fix the Gender Gap in STEM | 3:50 p.m. ET

The longtime educational leader discusses her organization’s efforts to close the gender gap in technology, as well as the investments and policies needed to achieve true equality in the future.

  • Tarika Barrett, Ph.D., CEO, Girls Who Code

Moderator:

Nadra Nittle, Education Reporter, The 19th

Panel Conversation

STEM Higher Education and Career Opportunities | 4:10 p.m. ET

We’ll talk to the chief scientist at NASA and the president of Harvey Mudd College, which has one of the top engineering programs in the world, about fighting for gender parity and equitable leadership in their fields.

  • Katherine Calvin, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Adviser, NASA
  • Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College

Moderator:

Chabeli Carrazana, Economy Reporter, The 19th

Panel Conversation

Paving a Path to the Top | 4:40 p.m. ET

Scientists who are women, people of color or part of the LGBTQ+ community have had to face significant obstacles to succeed in their fields. And for those who do reach the top, it is exceptionally rare to receive recognition: in fact, only 58 of the more than 900 Nobel Prize laureates have been women. We’re talking to a biochemist who is one of them, along with the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, about the barriers they’ve encountered and overcome to succeed in their careers — as well as how to pave the way for the next generation.

  • Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., Nobel-Prize-Winning Biochemist for Co-inventing CRISPR Technology and Founder, Innovative Genomics Institute
  • Alondra Nelson, Ph.D., Head of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Moderator:

Flora Peir, News Editor, The 19th

Friday, June 17 | IN PERSON AND ONLINE

The Work Continues

1 p.m. CT | 2 p.m. ET

What will it take to fulfill the promise of Title IX for all? Join urgent conversations on protections for LGBTQ+ students, teachers and school staff, as well as closing the pay gap and more.

Welcome | 2 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th
  • Amanda Zamora, Publisher, The 19th

Keynote Conversation

Keynote Conversation: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona | 2:10 p.m.

    The 12th U.S. Secretary of Education will reflect on the last 50 years of Title IX and the critical role the law plays in ensuring equal opportunity in education for students across the country. He will discuss how the Department is focusing on advancing equity and opportunity for all students, and how the administration is working to strengthen the law for the next 50 years.

  • Miguel Cardona, Education Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

    Moderator:

    Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, The 19th

One-on-One

Reform and Momentum Within the NWSL | 2:30 p.m. ET

    In 2021, players across the National Women’s Soccer League spoke up about mistreatment, which led to an industry-wide reckoning. This resulted in the resignation of the league’s commissioner and the departure of half of its head coaches. We’re talking to the new commissioner about this pivotal time in the league’s history — and specifically, how she’s approaching this period of healing and rebuilding. Many around the world are looking to the league for a new, more equitable model of modern athletics.
    • Jessica Berman, Commissioner, National Women’s Soccer League

Moderator:

Nancy Armour, Columnist, USA TODAY Sports

Panel Conversation


Title IX and Gender Identity | 2:55 p.m. ET

Title IX is supposed to protect students from discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity. And yet transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming athletes are being targeted and excluded from school activities. In this conversation, we’ll discuss how new interpretations of Title IX at the federal level must be adapted locally for more inclusive educational settings.

  • Katie Barnes, Journalist, ESPN
  • Maya Satya Reddy, Former Professional Golfer and Founder, Queer Asian Social Club

Moderator:

Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th

Performance

Mindfulness Moment With Jewel | 3:30 p.m. ET

  • Jewel, Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate

Panel Conversation

Time to Close the Pay Gap | 3:30 p.m. ET
Ten years after Title IX passed, the gender gap in higher education closed. Now, women’s enrollment and graduation rates significantly outpace those of men. So why, in spite of some improvements, does the gender pay gap persist?

  • Wendy Chun-Hoon, Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Kate Bahn, Chief Economist and Director of Labor Market Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Moderator:

Jennifer Gerson, Reporter, The 19th

Performance

Performance by Brandy Clark

  • Brandy Clark, Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter
  • Panel Conversation

    View From The 19th: Our Work and the Future of Gender Equality | 4:05 p.m. ET

    The 19th’s founders reflect on the organization’s growth over the past two years and how their mission is rising to meet the moment.

    • Johanna Derlega, Chief Revenue Officer, The 19th
    • Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th
    • Emily Ramshaw, Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th
    • Amanda Zamora, Co-Founder and Publisher, The 19th

    Moderator:

    Juana Summers, Co-host, All Things Considered

    Panel Conversation

    The Work Continues | 4:30 p.m. ET

      To close The 19th Represents Summit, we’re talking to two legal heavyweights who are in the trenches fighting for gender and racial equality on multiple fronts. How are they addressing current challenges while also preparing for what comes next?
    • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
    • Maya Wiley, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

    Moderator:

    Shefali Luthra, Health Reporter, The 19th

    Closing Reception | 5 – 7 p.m. ET

    Attendees are invited to join us on the rooftop terrace for our closing reception.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | VIRTUAL

    The Foundation of Title IX

    1 p.m. CT | 2 p.m. ET

    Dive into the history of Title IX, meet some key figures and discover its impact on gender equality in education.

    Welcome | 2 p.m. ET

    • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th

    Panel Conversation

    The Beginning of Title IX and Its Immediate Impact | 2:05 p.m. ET

    The text for Title IX — which was part of the Education Amendments of 1972 — was only 37 words long. But over the last 50 years, these words have brought about immense progress in gender equality. We’re learning from a legal expert and a storyteller about why the passage of this landmark law mattered so much.

    • Neena Chaudhry, General Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
    • Leigh Fondakowski, Creator and Host, “Feminist Files” Podcast

    Moderator:

    Suzette Hackney, National Columnist, USA TODAY

    Keynote Conversation

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren | 2:35 p.m. ET

    The policymaker, who worked for years as an educator, discusses her firsthand experience teaching in a pre-Title IX era, and the ways this key piece of policy has since transformed educational settings and much more.

    • U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat, Massachusetts

    Moderator:

    Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th

    Keynote Conversation

    Gender Equity on Campus | 3 p.m. ET

    We’ll hear from someone leading Title IX applications on campus to learn how she adapts to different rules and expectations with each presidential administration — all while meeting the needs of diverse communities of students.

    • Jessica White, Director of Title IX Office, Howard University

    Moderator:

    Nadra Nittle, Education Reporter, The 19th

    Performance

    Mindfulness Moment With Jewel | 3:25 p.m. ET

    • Jewel, Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate

    Panel Conversation

    Pregnancy and Parenting Protection | 3:30 p.m. ET

    A lesser-known but incredibly important part of Title IX is the protection it provides students and faculty members from being fired (or punished) because of their status as a pregnant person and/or as a parent. This protection has enabled generations of people who might otherwise be discriminated against to pursue higher education and careers.

    • Jessica Lee, Senior Senior Staff Attorney, UC Hastings College of the Law
    • Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder and CEO, Generation Hope
    • Benita Miller, Executive Director; Powerful Families, Powerful Communities

    Moderator:

    Sara Luterman, Caregiving Reporter, The 19th

    Panel Conversation

    Accountability in Action | 4:05 p.m. ET

    We’re bringing together one of the plaintiffs in the significant Alexander v. Yale University case, now a prominent lawyer; an attorney fighting gender-based harassment in schools; and a young activist and advocate. They will discuss how Title IX has evolved over the years to confront and root out sexual harassment — and, more broadly, gender-based violence on campus.

    • Karla Arango, Student Survivor and Advocate, End Rape on Campus
    • Ann Olivarius, Ph.D., Attorney and Plaintiff, Alexander v. Yale University
    • Shiwali Patel, Director, National Women’s Law Center

    Moderator:

    Candice Norwood, Breaking News Reporter, The 19th

    Performance

    MILCK Performs “Power” | 4:35 p.m. ET

     

    • MILCK, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Advocate

    One-on-One

    Someone Had To Be First | 4:40 p.m. ET

    Over the last couple decades, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace has forged her own path. She was the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, a prominent military college, and is the first woman from South Carolina to be elected to Congress. We’ll learn about her experience becoming a trailblazer and how it has informed her political career.

    • U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, Republican, South Carolina

    Moderator:

    Mariel Padilla, General Assignment Reporter, The 19th

    Thursday, June 16, 2022 | VIRTUAL

    Title IX Today

    1 p.m. CT | 2 p.m. ET

    Explore the lasting effects of Title IX on gender equity in fields including sports, business and STEM.

    Welcome | 2 p.m. ET

    • Amanda Zamora, Publisher, The 19th

    Keynote Conversation

    Candace Parker | 2:05 p.m. ET

    • Candace Parker, WNBA Champion and Producer, “Title IX: 37 Words That Changed America”

    Moderator:

    Abby Johnston, Editorial Director, The 19th

    Panel Conversation

    On College Sports | 2:25 p.m. ET

    Investment in women’s sports has an outsized impact on college athletes’ ability to find success outside of sports. These former college athletes will also address ongoing gender disparities in access to resources and support.

    • Brittany Collens, Professional Tennis Player
    • Candice Storey Lee, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director, Vanderbilt University
    • U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, Democrat, Massachusetts

      Moderator:

      Victoria Jackson, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

    One-on-One

    One-on-One: Coach Dawn Staley | 3:05 p.m. ET

    Dawn Staley is a winner: A three-time Olympic gold medalist and two time women’s college basketball championship coach. In this intimate conversation, she’ll discuss her career as an trailblazer and leader, her thoughts on Title IX implementation today, and the work she’s doing to support WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been wrongfully detained in Russia for over 100 days.

    • Dawn Staley, 2022 NCAA National Champion; Head Coach, South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s Basketball Team

      Moderator:

      Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th

    One-on-One

    Making Strides | 3:25 p.m. ET

    The Paralympic track star found her purpose and passion when she became a runner. She’ll talk about the need for more opportunities for people with disabilities to try sports and discover their strengths at a young age.

    • Scout Bassett, Paralympic Track and Field Athlete

    Moderator:

    Julia B. Chan, Editor-in-Chief, The 19th

    Performance


    Amalia Mondragón Performs | 3:45 p.m. ET

    • Amalia Mondragón, Singer, Songwriter and Producer

    One-on-One

    Start Early to Fix the Gender Gap in STEM | 3:50 p.m. ET

    The longtime educational leader discusses her organization’s efforts to close the gender gap in technology, as well as the investments and policies needed to achieve true equality in the future.

    • Tarika Barrett, Ph.D., CEO, Girls Who Code

    Moderator:

    Nadra Nittle, Education Reporter, The 19th

    Panel Conversation

    STEM Higher Education and Career Opportunities | 4:10 p.m. ET

    We’ll talk to the chief scientist at NASA and the president of Harvey Mudd College, which has one of the top engineering programs in the world, about fighting for gender parity and equitable leadership in their fields.

    • Katherine Calvin, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Adviser, NASA
    • Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College

    Moderator:

    Chabeli Carrazana, Economy Reporter, The 19th

    Panel Conversation

    Paving a Path to the Top | 4:40 p.m. ET

    Scientists who are women, people of color or part of the LGBTQ+ community have had to face significant obstacles to succeed in their fields. And for those who do reach the top, it is exceptionally rare to receive recognition: in fact, only 58 of the more than 900 Nobel Prize laureates have been women. We’re talking to a biochemist who is one of them, along with the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, about the barriers they’ve encountered and overcome to succeed in their careers — as well as how to pave the way for the next generation.

    • Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., Nobel-Prize-Winning Biochemist for Co-inventing CRISPR Technology and Founder, Innovative Genomics Institute
    • Alondra Nelson, Ph.D., Head of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

    Moderator:

    Flora Peir, News Editor, The 19th

    Friday, June 17 | IN PERSON AND ONLINE

    The Work Continues

    1 p.m. CT | 2 p.m. ET

    What will it take to fulfill the promise of Title IX for all? Join urgent conversations on protections for LGBTQ+ students, teachers and school staff, as well as closing the pay gap and more.

    Welcome | 2 p.m. ET

    • Emily Ramshaw, CEO, The 19th
    • Amanda Zamora, Publisher, The 19th

    Keynote Conversation

    Keynote Conversation: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona | 2:10 p.m.

      The 12th U.S. Secretary of Education will reflect on the last 50 years of Title IX and the critical role the law plays in ensuring equal opportunity in education for students across the country. He will discuss how the Department is focusing on advancing equity and opportunity for all students, and how the administration is working to strengthen the law for the next 50 years.

    • Miguel Cardona, Education Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

      Moderator:

      Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, The 19th

    One-on-One

    Reform and Momentum Within the NWSL | 2:30 p.m. ET

      In 2021, players across the National Women’s Soccer League spoke up about mistreatment, which led to an industry-wide reckoning. This resulted in the resignation of the league’s commissioner and the departure of half of its head coaches. We’re talking to the new commissioner about this pivotal time in the league’s history — and specifically, how she’s approaching this period of healing and rebuilding. Many around the world are looking to the league for a new, more equitable model of modern athletics.
      • Jessica Berman, Commissioner, National Women’s Soccer League

    Moderator:

    Nancy Armour, Columnist, USA TODAY Sports

    Panel Conversation


    Title IX and Gender Identity | 2:55 p.m. ET

    Title IX is supposed to protect students from discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity. And yet transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming athletes are being targeted and excluded from school activities. In this conversation, we’ll discuss how new interpretations of Title IX at the federal level must be adapted locally for more inclusive educational settings.

    • Katie Barnes, Journalist, ESPN
    • Maya Satya Reddy, Former Professional Golfer and Founder, Queer Asian Social Club

    Moderator:

    Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th

    Performance

    Mindfulness Moment With Jewel | 3:30 p.m. ET

    • Jewel, Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate

    Panel Conversation

    Time to Close the Pay Gap | 3:30 p.m. ET
    Ten years after Title IX passed, the gender gap in higher education closed. Now, women’s enrollment and graduation rates significantly outpace those of men. So why, in spite of some improvements, does the gender pay gap persist?

    • Wendy Chun-Hoon, Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
    • Kate Bahn, Chief Economist and Director of Labor Market Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

    Moderator:

    Jennifer Gerson, Reporter, The 19th

    Performance

    Performance by Brandy Clark

  • Brandy Clark, Grammy Nominated Singer, Songwriter
  • Panel Conversation

    View From The 19th: Our Work and the Future of Gender Equality | 4:05 p.m. ET

    The 19th’s founders reflect on the organization’s growth over the past two years and how their mission is rising to meet the moment.

    • Johanna Derlega, Chief Revenue Officer, The 19th
    • Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th
    • Emily Ramshaw, Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th
    • Amanda Zamora, Co-Founder and Publisher, The 19th

    Moderator:

    Juana Summers, Co-host, All Things Considered

    Panel Conversation

    The Work Continues | 4:30 p.m. ET

      To close The 19th Represents Summit, we’re talking to two legal heavyweights who are in the trenches fighting for gender and racial equality on multiple fronts. How are they addressing current challenges while also preparing for what comes next?
    • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
    • Maya Wiley, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

    Moderator:

    Shefali Luthra, Health Reporter, The 19th

    Closing Reception | 5 – 7 p.m. ET

    Attendees are invited to join us on the rooftop terrace for our closing reception.

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