WE Con 2018 Presenters

Thanks to the presenters willingness and energy to present workshops, and panels at the fifth annual Women's Empowerment Conference. The organizations, and speakers (first name) are in alphabetical order below along with their Twitter and/or Instagram handles.

 
 
Courtney Harris Coaching

Courtney Harris

@courtneyharriscoaching
Courtney Harris Coaching
Courtney Harris Coaching on Facebook

Presenting at Self-Care Circle for Parents and Caretakers

As a Child-Centered Coach for Teens and Parents, Courtney supports children ages 11-19 in finding their voice, growing confidence, and thriving. Through one-on-one and small group coaching sessions, teens and tweens are able to overcome anxiety, disconnect, and isolation as they discover their truest sense of self and develop a deep sense of empowerment. Courtney supports parents in self-care, growing alongside their children, and in developing balanced sensitivity towards the process their child is creating. Sessions with both teens and parents guide families in developing the trust, communication, and connection that's crucial for a life of ease.

Anjanette Gautier

Anjanette Gautier

Una mirada con Anjanette Gautier
@yucatejas
Inspirare Communications en Facebook

Presenting at Atrévete a comenzar aun cuando no sepas a dónde vas

Anjanette Gautier es una comunicóloga bilingüe y bicultural con más de 20 años de experiencia en periodismo, relaciones públicas, mercadotecnia, planeación de eventos y desarrollo comunitario. Es la fundadora de Inspirare Communications, una agencia de consultoría de relaciones públicas y mercadotecnia especializada en trabajar con empresas y organizaciones que buscan comunicarse claramente y a profundidad con el público Hispano y LatinX en su propio idioma.

Joanna Beltrán Girón

Joanna Beltrán Girón

Presenting at Sanando heridas: como nuestra historia y familia afectan nuestra salud mental

Joanna Beltrán Girón nació y creció en El Salvador, y emigró a los Estados Unidos a la edad de trece años. Es una poeta anti-imperialista, investigadora, pintora, activista estudiantil y comunitaria. Joanna es la primera en su familia en obtener una licenciatura universitaria al graduarse de Psicología de la Universidad de California, Santa Cruz. Actualmente cursa una maestría en Estudios Latinoamericanos con una especialización en Sociología en UT Austin, y posteriormente planea ingresar a un programa de doctorado en Psicología Social. Su activismo e investigación buscan comprender el trauma psicosocial y transgeneracional de sociedades en posguerra. A largo plazo, ella busca contribuir al proceso de sanación de heridas históricas de los pueblos oprimidos.

Larissa Davila

Larissa Davila

BCO Consulting Group

Presenting at Estrategias Practicas Para Prosperar en una Cultura Adversa

Larissa Davila es de Laredo, Texas. Ella tiene una licenciatura en Administración de Empresas de Texas A↦M International University y es auditora interna del ISO. Ella ha trabajado con corporaciones como FedEx, IBM y Sony, pero ahora tiene su propia empresa desde el 2015. Su pasión es el desarrollo de la mujer, la educación, la cultura y las artes. Actualmente, ella también trabaja en LACE, una 501(c)3 en Austin.

Lindsay Palmer

Lindsay Palmer

Presenting at Women & Community Art Spaces

Lindsay Palmer is an artist and educator working in Austin, TX. She received her BFA in sculpture from Texas Tech University, as well as receiving her MFA, also in sculpture, from The University of Colorado in Boulder. Her work has been shown across the country and internationally, at galleries such as Box 13 Gallery in Houston, TX, The Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, NM, The Ice Box Gallery in Skagastrond, Iceland, and the University of Texas, San Antonio. She has completed residencies in Houston, Iceland, Nebraska, and North Carolina. Since 2013, she has been the Director of Color Squad with Creative Action.

Claire Bow

Claire Bow

Presenting at Transgender, Through a Women’s Eyes

Claire Bow is a transgender attorney, advocate, and activist living in Austin, Texas who transitioned in 2014. She is best known for her work helping transgender people legally change their name and sex on identification documents. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on transgender topics to diverse audiences. She serves on numerous non-profit Boards and is a voting member of WPATH

Larissa Stephens

Larissa Stephens

@Lurissu

Presenting at Women & Community Art Spaces

Larissa Stephens (aka Lurissu) is a muralist, cartoonist and teaching artists based in Austin, TX.Larissa has been fascinated by comics and street art since her middle school days, which influenced her studies and career path in her adulthood. She studied Advertising and Design at the School of Visual Arts for two years before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a degree in Communication Studies in 2016. Shortly before graduation, Larissa began painting murals at HOPE Outdoor Gallery with friends. Since then, she has dedicated much of her time to honing her craft, building relationships with artists and community members, organizing arts events and workshops, and painting murals. She also enjoys creating autobiographical comics that document her every day life and thought processes.

Nefertitti Jackmon

Nefertitti Jackmon

Presenting at Women & Community Art Spaces

Nefertitti Jackmon currently serves as the Executive Director of Six Square - Austin’s Black Cultural District, the first African American cultural arts district in the state of Texas. Six Square is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating the African American heritage of Central East Austin and preserving cultural assets in the District through historical interpretation, promotion of cultural and artistic events, and social, cultural and economic development. Jackmon recently completed Stanford University’s Graduate School of Businesses Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship to remain abreast in the emerging field of social innovation. In December 2017, she was appointed by Mayor Steve Adler to serve on the Anti-Displacement Task Force to address the problem of gentrification in Austin, which she sees as the major destabilizing factor to the organic, development of African American cultural experiences in Austin.