Presented by Edmentum & Special Olympics

International Women’s Day Celebration

Mar 8, 2022

6:00pm – 10:00pm CT

SXSW EDU 2022 is thrilled to celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8. The celebration, presented by Edmentum & Special Olympics, will take place at the legendary Austin music venue, Antone’s.

The event will feature thought-provoking programming, networking opportunities for SXSW EDU attendees, and a live performance from DJ Yung Mijita. Through the lens of education, we’ll explore gender equity in education and beyond, as well as the celebration of female empowerment and innovation. All registered attendees are welcome to attend!

Program starts at 6:30pm:

One Woman's Vision: the Next Generation
Speakers: Elena Chacon, Daya Barnes, Melchi Suresh, Kennedy Huschka

#BreakingBias to Elevate the Teaching Profession
Speaker: Elisa Villanueva Beard

Break the Bias: Creating Opportunities for Girls
Speakers: Michelle Geddes, Nadia Siddiqui

The Power of Story to Teach, Transform & Tell Truths
Speakers: Virginia Cumberbatch, Meagan Harding, Dr. Sylvia Rousseau, Deborah Roberts

In honoring the work and contributions of powerful women at SXSW EDU’s International Women’s Day Celebration, we would like to recognize Roseana Auten (1962-2021), the spouse of SXSW Co-Founder and CEO Roland Swenson. Her legacy and fighting spirit is felt in all the steps we’ve taken to return to an in-person event. Roseana will forever be remembered as a unique and fiercely independent woman of substance.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Daya Barnes

Hendrickson High School

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Elena Chacon

Hendrickson High School

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Virginia Cumberbatch

Rosa Rebellion

photo of Michelle Geddes
photo of Meagan Harding
Meagan Harding

Rosa Rebellion

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Kennedy Huschka

Hendrickson High School

photo of Deborah Roberts
photo of Dr. Sylvia Rousseau
Dr. Sylvia Rousseau

The University of Southern California

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Melchi Suresh

Hendrickson High School

photo of Elisa Villanueva Beard
Elisa Villanueva Beard

Teach For America

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Video On Demand for this event began on Thursday, March 10th 2022 at 10:00am CT.