Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes at Home

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Sep 20, 2015 Comments Off on Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes at Home

Online Webinar
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 1:30 – 2:30pm

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Join Rachel Schall Thomas (C’93), co-founder and president of LeanIn.Org, for a special webinar on how we can create a more equal world for our children.

Telling kids “You can do anything” is not nearly as effective as showing them they can. As parents on a mission to create a more equal world for our children, we are constantly battling age-old expectations that women should be caregivers and men should be in charge. All children should feel supported when they both lead and nurture—and changing these stereotypes starts at home. Join Rachel Schall Thomas (C’93), co-founder and president of LeanIn.Org, to learn the small changes we can make to create more equal homes, help our kids envision broader possibilities for themselves, and raise a generation of women and men who can be anything they want to be.

About the Presenter:
Rachel Schall Thomas (C'93) is cofounder and president of LeanIn.Org, an organization committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Under Thomas’ leadership, LeanIn.Org has brought the messages of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s bestselling book to a global audience, including a network of 20,000 small peer support groups in 73 countries. Before LeanIn.Org, Rachel cofounded and served as president and CMO of Subtext, the first collaborative reading platform for K12 classrooms (acquired by Renaissance Learning in 2013). Prior to Subtext, Thomas served as vice president of marketing for Playdom, where she oversaw the communications, marketing and user acquisition that established Playdom as an industry leader (acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 2010). Rachel has also led large-scale strategy and marketing initiatives for a number of well-known consumer and technology brands, and founded and ran a successful Web 1.0 recruitment firm called BrainTrust. Rachel graduated with honors from Georgetown University. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband Scott and two young children, Gavin and Haley.

*Co-Sponsored by the Women of Georgetown Group*

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