This year's speaker is Xian Horn, who will give a talk entitled "Authenticity, Advocacy, and Allyship" followed by 30 min. of Q&A. Using her own journey, Xian will share tools to maintaining greater self-esteem and authenticity. How to “be yourself“ and a leader when the world tries to tell you who you should be, and how to advocate and be an ally to others who need your support.
Note: No homework will be assigned for the next day.
From Forbes.com: "Xian Horn is a joyful half-Asian woman with Cerebral Palsy, who serves as teacher, speaker, beauty advocate, blogger, and Exemplar for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge toward the creation of Assistive Technology. She was named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21 Century by Women's eNews in 2017. Xian has worked to reconceptualize leadership at companies like Viacom, AppNexus, and AXA Equitable; using her testimony and ongoing mentoring work, Xian Horn is invested in contributing positively to our concept of self-esteem and the collective purpose, especially for women. Xian has been featured in The White House Blog's Women Working To Do Good series, NPR, Forbes, Fast Company, NBC News, Fox 5 and Yahoo Lifestyle among others. Xian founded her 'Give Beauty Wings’ Self-Esteem program at NYU's Initiative for Women with Disabilities, the Jewish Community Center Manhattan, and M.S. 131. She is also a blogger for Positively Positive, a community of over 2.5 million readers."