Women's FEST 2019 - Keynote and Special Speakers
Pamela Stewart - Keynote Speaker
Stewart is Vice President, National Retail Sales for Coca-Cola North America. In addition, she currently serves as the Board Chair for the LGBTQ non-profit GLAAD as well as The Coca-Cola Company’s Multicultural Leadership Council. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards and has a passion for civil, children’s and animal rights.
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Cook is the author of a three-volume biography about Eleanor Roosevelt, which the New York Times called a "rich portrait" of the "monumental and inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt." Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, published in 2016, details a disputed affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok.
Gallo is a Wilmington,DE native and acclaimed author and historian. She is a history professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Lehman College in New York. She is the author of Different Daughters about the lesbian organization Daughters of Bilitis, and the book No One Helped examining an infamous 1964 rape and murder of lesbian Kitty Genovese.
Like many of her classmates, Ho-Shing became an activist after surviving the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. In the wake of the tragedy, Ho-Shing called for more than gun law reform alone. She’s demanding an intersectional approach to the #NeverAgain movement. Mei-Ling began her activism by calling and leading a press conference to amplify the voices and experiences of students of color, marking a new generation of activists, aiming to be fiercely intersectional.
Liz Bradbury has been a prize winning, gallery exhibiting artist for over 50 years. She was a faculty professor at State University of New York, where she was Director and lead faculty member of the Jamestown Artisan Center. Bradbury is also an LGBTQ activist who has worked for the rights of the community continuously. She is currently Director of the Training Institute of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, presenting over 125 LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings (to over 7000 people) in the last 3 years.