Tri-City Collective Presents Real Talk December Series: Women in Leadership: Deconstructed Glass

Tulsa, OK – Tri-City Collective, in partnership with Tulsa Artist Fellowship, the Woody Guthrie Center, Folk Alliance International and The Black Wall Street Times will present the Real Talk Series; “Women in Leadership: Deconstructed Glass” at the Woody Guthrie Center (102 E. Reconciliation Way Tulsa, OK 74103) on 14 December from 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, featuring a 90-minute panel discussion followed by 30 minutes of audience questions.

Anissia West, M.Ed (she/her) will host the event, the 7th in Tri-City’s “Real Talk: Voicing the Margins” series. The discussion will feature Frances Fondren-Bales (she/her), Head of Upper School at Holland Hall along with Rabbi Lillian Kowalski (she/her), MAJEd, MAHL, Master’s Concentration in Israel Education, Rabbi & Director of Education of Temple Israel, Member of Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), Women’s Rabbinic Network (WRN), & Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE) and Kuma Roberts (she/her), Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Tulsa Regional Chamber.

“Women in Leadership: Deconstructed Glass” will engage in conversation about current challenges facing women on their way to leadership and the challenges facing women who are leaders. The panel will also discuss ways in which everyone can be an ally and help work toward removing obstacles and ideas that remain that make it difficult for women to assume leadership roles and make it difficult for women to be as successful in leadership roles were these challenges not present.

The “Real Talk” series of curated conversations aims to give often-voiceless groups-- people of color, LGBTQA+, economically disadvantaged citizens-- a voice. Each discussion examines an issue impacting marginalized communities, and features an expert host in dialogue with up to four invited guests before a live audience.


  • Occurs Saturday, December 14th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm



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