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genEquality is showcasing at the 2018 Speak Up, Rise Up storytelling festival!

In preparation for the genEquality Showcase at SURU, we are hosting a Writer’s Workshop for people from all walks of life (check out our blog to learn more about why we're doing this). The goal is to share and inspire action in our daily lives in order to advance gender equality. The workshop focuses on honing the anecdotes and actions that everyone can take to advance gender equality at home, at work, and everywhere in between. 

Participants will leave with a well-crafted story and a plan to inspire others to take action as well. 

Attendees of the workshop are encouraged to share their stories at the Speak Up, Rise Up festival on August 10th!

Workshop Details

Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 12:00-3:30PM
Location: Civic Hall (118 W. 22 Street, New York, NY 10011)
Cost: Free! Plus, lunch will be provided. Just bring your laptop (+ charger) and a notebook

The Hackathon+

Let's build tech and tools for gender equality.

GenEquality Hackathon+ is a space to ideate and create innovative technology and tools that propel social, behavioral, and practical change for gender equality.

Featuring inspirational and informative presentations, collaborative working time, and a Pitch Competition, this weekend-long event is focused on developing practical, innovative ways to advance and reinforce gender equality at work, at home, and everywhere in between.

We’re providing a dedicated forum to build teams that flourish, test ideas for transformation, and devise smart solutions to serious problems. And of course, a chance to earn seed funding to turn the idea into reality.


There are three ways to participate in the Hackathon+:

I have a confirmed team of 2-6 people who want to work on a tool/technology idea that advances and reinforces gender equality.

I have an idea for a tool/technology that advances and reinforces gender equality, and I'm looking for others to build it with me. 

I have a confirmed team of 2-6 people who are working on a tool/technology idea that advances and reinforces gender equality.

Interested in sponsoring the GenEquality Hackathon+?

We'd love that. Email us at hello@genequality.org, and we'll get the ball rolling!




Party With a Purpose

Let's end January in the service of others.

Every year, genEquality Creative Director Rachelle Vagy celebrates her birthday by gathering her favorite people for a fun evening in service of others. We love this tradition - and we want to amplify her efforts!

Join us as we create gift bags and inspirational cards for women in local Brooklyn shelters, while enjoying great company, food, and drinks. Because yes, there will also be food and an open bar.


Date: Wednesday, January 31
Time: 6:00-9:00PM
Location: WeWork Dumbo Heights (81 Prospect Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free! All we ask is that you bring whatever you can to donate - mini hotel soaps, shampoos, and toiletries, tampons, new socks from your Christmas stocking...bring it all!


Last year, Rachelle's birthday crew created 175 bags. This year, we created more than 350 bags of essentials and goodies for the Camba Women's Shelter in Park Slope, Brooklyn!