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10x10 Women in the Workforce

10 on 10: Women in the Workforce

The Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) was proud to be a partner for the Old North Speaker Series, 10 on 10: Women in the Workforce. GEMM partnered for this exciting discussion and webinar alongside the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail and New England Museum Association (NEMA). You can now watch the full presentation and community conversation online at:

The speakers for the Old North Speaker Series were:

  1. Casey Baines, Co-VP, Community Engagement, Mass NOW (speaking on Donna Summer)

  2. Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis, Co-Director of Education, ONCHS for Elise Couture-Stone, Donor Engagement Manager, Boston Preservation Alliance (speaking on Margaret Nichols Shurcliff, early 20th c. carpenter, business owner, activist)

  3. Scarlett V. Hoey, Membership & Development Manager, New England Museum Association (speaking on Delia Isabel Griffin, pioneering museum director)

  4. Chloe Lin, Public Programs Assistant, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (speaking on Rose Lok, early 20th c. aviator)

  5. Marie Palladino, Education Coordinator, Mary Baker Eddy Library (speaking on Isabella Stewart Gardner, art collector/patron and philanthropist)

  6. Maddy Rodriguez, Senior Litigation Associate, Foley Hoag LLP (speaking on Carmen M. Ortiz, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts)

  7. Jodie Smith, independent museum education consultant (speaking on sisters Gertrude & Matilda Bibbey, early 20th c. congregants of Christ Church)

  8. Jen Steele, Community Volunteer Ambassador, Conservation Legacy (speaking on Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Written by Herself)

  9. Dina Vargo, author of Wild Women of Boston: Mettle & Moxie in the Hub (speaking on Mary Patten, master mariner)

  10. Dr. Lisa Wong, Assistant Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School (speaking on Frances Glessner Lee, ground-breaking feminist, founder of HMS Forensic Studies Dept and creator of the Nutshells Studies of Unexplained Death)

  11. Community Conversation Facilitator: Rebecca Sivitz, Labor & Employment Attorney, Proskauer Rose LLP

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