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Thursday Gathering 6/20: LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs and Allies Night

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us during the month of June to explore our monthly theme: Authenticity and Identity. We will host many sessions that deep dive into this topic including sessions surrounding Philly’s own identity, virtual identities, LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, and an organization’s identity.

3:15-3:45 Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience | Venture Café Ambassador, Grace Powers, will give you the inside scoop of Venture Café and how to make the most of your experience.

3:30-4:15 The ABCs of Allyship | Leona Dougherty will moderate an overview of the LGBTQ+ community and ways you can be ally, with the expertise of Galia Godel.

4:30-5:15 The Queer History of Philadelphia | Co-Founders Rebecca Fisher and Joey Leroux gave made it their mission to tell the untold stories of Philadelphia. They will give us a behind the scenes look at the creation of their LGBTQ History Tour and what they’ve learned.

5:30-6:00 Values-Driven Workplace | Giulia Umile will talk about bringing your whole self to work, including her own story of discrimination and how Slice communications supported her. We’ll look at what it means to have a values-driven workplace and how to cultivate it.

6:15-6:45 The Landscape of Diversity in PhillyGreg DeShields will talk about the current landscape of diversity in Philly. What progress have we made, and what gaps are we continuing to see? Greg will talk about the work of PHL Diversity as well as his own journey navigating identity throughout his career.

7:00-7:45pm Being an LGBTQ+ Founder | Check out this fireside chat with Liz Brown about being an LGBTQ+ founder.


June 20
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venture Cafe
3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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