chrysalis conversations speaker series
Chrysalis' annual opportunity to hear from local women whose experience and wisdom are informative and inspirational. Hear featured speakers share their stories about life, struggle, and success and the lessons we can apply to our own lives.
The 2022 Chrysalis Conversations Speaker Series is closed. Watch for more information on our 2023 line-up later this fall. If you are interested in sharing your story, please let us know.
march 8 2022
Sikowis (Christine Nobiss) and Geneviève Umęndaterih Salamone
Indigenous Women Leaders
In 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported over 5,700 missing Native American and Alaskan Native women and girls in the U.S., but cases of both missing and murdered Indigenous women are significantly under-reported. Indigenous women are murdered ten times more frequently than the national average, and experience violence, rape, and suicide at an alarming rate. Learn from two Indigenous women who are using their voices to call attention to this critical issue and work toward a society where there are “no more stolen sisters.”
april 5 2022
MORE THAN YOU THINK
Thao Pham and Sid Juwarker
Corporate Professionals and Comedians
Our perceptions about people are subjective, affected by many variables: characteristics, traits, situations, and personal life experience. But perception is only part of reality, and each of us has individual skills and talents others may not see or know about. Our speakers will share how they chose to utilize their own unique talents, and how personal creativity adds joy and fulfillment to their already-successful lives.
may 3 2022
THE EVOLUTION OF ME
Marie Miller, The Traveling Bean, and
Teresa Zilk, “Stories to Tell My Daughter”
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult,’ noted Maya Angelou, ‘but no more difficult than remaining in a situation that is not nurturing to the whole woman.” Each of us has life experiences that challenge, educate, and encourage. Our speakers recognized that a new direction in their lives was not only important, but essential. Hear about the courageous steps each woman experienced in her personal evolution and how each created a new path for her future.
april 29 2020
THE PROMISE OF PERSISTENCE
Representative Ruth Ann Gaines and Dr. Karen Leroux
Moderated by Alyx Sacks
This year marks the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment. Explore the history and challenges of achieving this right—who was involved, who was left behind, and what have we learned?
may 20 2020
HASHTAG ACTIVISM, PEOPLE POWER, AND GENERATIONAL CHANGE: WOMEN MOVING FORWARD
Dr. Rachel Caufield and Dr. Kesho Scott
Women’s movements have always been powerful in changing our society. Gain insights on the secrets of successful movements and the motives, mediums, and methods behind them.