Hotchkiss Hosts the Independent School Gender Project

Hotchkiss will host the Independent School Gender Project (ISGP) summer conference on June 21-23. The theme of this year's conference is "The Power of Voice:  Who's Listening and Who's Talking."

For more than two decades, the ISGP has brought girls and women from the independent school world together to promote greater dialogue about gender and equity at work, school, and beyond. Since the first conference in June 2004, ISGP has continued to host a conference bi-annually with each one focused on questions and issues facing our students, faculty, schools, and beyond. Attendees participate in workshops that serve to inspire and guide women of all ages to realize their potential for affecting change.  A Youth in Action presentation and an evening of entertainment round out the weekend.

Speakers at this year's conference include:  Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD & Student Activist Nadya Okamoto, Organizing Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance Sasha Wijeyeratne, and author Joshunda Sanders.

The ISGP conference provides an opportunity for teams of faculty and students to engage in important conversations and return to their schools with ideas for evaluating and enhancing established programs.  One goal of these conferences is to expose young women to the commonality of gender issues throughout the world and to celebrate young women who have begun to make their mark on the world.

For more information, visit the ISGP website.