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Women Leading Through Change: Alicia Garza

We are living in a dramatic time of change as we navigate the global crises in health, the economy, equality, and leadership.

Our Women Leading Through Change series highlights powerful voices leading the way across industries and communities. We share tools and strategies for professional and personal growth, and the power of data to elevate individuals, groups, and organizations. Watch this open conversation Alicia Garza, internationally recognized organizer, writer, and public speaker.

In 2018, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab, an organization that designs new ways to build Black political power in cities and states. Alicia dreams of a future where all Black communities have what they need to live well. Her organizing brings together culture change and policy change. Alicia is the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s premier voice for millions of domestic workers in the United States.

With Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, Alicia created #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, a global organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. The Black Lives Matter Global Network now has 40 chapters in 4 countries. In this 30 minute discussion and 15 minutes of audience Q&A, Alicia shares:

  • The role of data in leading through change
  • Alicia's journey of leadership
  • Intersectional activism
  • Tools for daily actions of anti-racism in personal & professional settings

About the speakers

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Alicia Garza

Founder of Black Futures Lab, Strategy & Partnerships Director at National Domestic Workers Alliance, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network

Alicia Garza is an internationally recognized organizer, writer, and public speaker. In 2018, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab, an organization that designs new ways to build Black political power in cities and states. Alicia dreams of a future where all Black communities have what they need to live well. Her organizing brings together culture change and policy change.

Alicia is the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s premier voice for millions of domestic workers in the United States. With Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, Alicia created #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, a global organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. The Black Lives Matter Global Network now has 40 chapters in 4 countries.

Alicia’s writing has been published in Time, Mic, Marie Claire, The Guardian, Elle.com, Essence Magazine, and The New York Times, and other. She was awarded the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize with Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi; Fortune Magazine’s 2016 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders; and was a member of the 2016 Tribunal of the US Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission held at the United Nations. Alicia is one of the 100 Women We Love named by GO Magazine in 2018, a Fast Company 2017 Most Creative People in Business, and appeared on The Root’s 2016 and 2015 list of 100 African American Achievers and Influencers, as well as the POLITICO 50 Guide to thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016. Alicia also received the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Award, the 2016 Marie Claire New Guard Award, and was named a Community Change Agent at the 2016 BET Black Girls Rock Awards. Her book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart is set for release on October 20, 2020.

Alicia has an MA in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University and a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. She lives and works in Oakland, California. Black people deserve what all people deserve to live well, and Alicia’s work creates ways to for Black people to be powerful in all aspects of our lives.

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Dana McKelvey

Global Field Event Manager at Tableau

Dana McKelvey is a Global Field Event Manager at Tableau where she brings to life impactful international events for our customers and communities. She has interviewed thought leaders including Alicia Garza, Komal Ahmad, Tameka Lester and others. Before joining Tableau, Dana worked for leading companies and institutions including VIACOM, The University of Texas - Austin, and the Museum of Pop Culture. She has also led marketing initiatives for various brands including Gucci, Nike and Valentino.

In addition to her work in technology, Dana has planned, produced, and promoted global festivals and events for a range of recording artists including Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock, Brandi Carlile, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Erykah Badu, Tanya Tucker, Questlove of The Roots, The Indigo Girls and DJ Spinderella. Other events include the 15th Annual Costco Scholarship Breakfast that raised a record $3.6 million for at-risk student scholarships.

She also mentors and has taught music courses to high school students, and curated music for international A-listers and iconic brands. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, ABC News, CNBC and many other media outlets.

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