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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.

Watch: The Work Continues

In case you missed it, watch for candid discussions on the future of Title IX protection and gender equality.

Speakers

Nancy Armour

Columnist, USA TODAY Sports (she/her)

Columnist, USA TODAY Sports (she/her)

Katie Barnes

Journalist, ESPN (they/them)

Journalist, ESPN (they/them)

Amanda Becker

Amanda Becker

Washington Correspondent, The 19th (she/her)

Amanda Becker

Washington Correspondent, The 19th (she/her)

Blond woman with a black shirt on

Jessica Berman

Commissioner, National Women’s Soccer League (she/her)

Blond woman with a black shirt on

Commissioner, National Women’s Soccer League (she/her)

Miguel Cardona

Education Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (he/him)

Education Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (he/him)

Wendy Chun-Hoon

Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor (she/her)

Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor (she/her)

Johanna Derlega

Chief Revenue Officer, The 19th (she/her)

Chief Revenue Officer, The 19th (she/her)

Jennifer Gerson

Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Fatima Goss Graves

President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center (she/her)

President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center (she/her)

Errin Haines

Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large, The 19th (she/her)

Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large, The 19th (she/her)

Michelle Holder, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Washington Center for Equitable Growth (she/her)

President and CEO, Washington Center for Equitable Growth (she/her)

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Jewel

Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate (she/her)

Blond woman in a black hat

Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate (she/her)

Shefali Luthra

Shefali Luthra

Health Care Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Shefali Luthra

Health Care Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Emily Ramshaw

Emily Ramshaw

Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th (she/her)

Emily Ramshaw

Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th (she/her)

Woman with dark hair and glasses

Maya Satya Reddy

Former Professional Golfer and Founder, Queer Asian Social Club (she/her)

Woman with dark hair and glasses

Former Professional Golfer and Founder, Queer Asian Social Club (she/her)

Richard Reyes-Gavilan

Executive Director, D.C. Public Library (he/him)

Executive Director, D.C. Public Library (he/him)

Kate Sosin

Kate Sosin

LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th (they/them)

Kate Sosin

LGBTQ+ Reporter, The 19th (they/them)

Juana Summers

Co-host, All Things Considered (she/her)

Co-host, All Things Considered (she/her)

Tori Tyson

Head Softball Coach, Howard University (she/her)

Head Softball Coach, Howard University (she/her)

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Maya Wiley

President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (she/her)

Woman with black curly hair wearing red lipstick

President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (she/her)

Amanda Zamora

Amanda Zamora

Co-Founder and Publisher, The 19th (she/her)

Amanda Zamora

Co-Founder and Publisher, The 19th (she/her)

Schedule

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: 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.

    • Illustration of people climbing a mountain

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