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Presented by Port of Seattle

Intersectionality: what does it mean, and why is it important? The term was coined thirty years agoby Kimberlé Crenshaw as a framework for conceptualizing what happens when multiple forms of discrimination (such as sex, gender, culture, race and class) overlap and create multiple levels of social injustice. For example, how is the experience of a black woman different than that of a black man or a white woman? 

Intersectionality remains confusing to some, despite steadily growing awareness of it. Join us for a robust discussion around intersectionality, and why understanding this concept is so critical in helping us to achieve true social equity. 


  • Bookda Gheisar, Senior Director for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), Port of Seattle
  • Payton Head, International Speaker
  • Kim Vu, Global Head of Diversity, Equity + Inclusion, Remitly

Moderated by:

7:00am: Doors Open, Coffee & Tea, Networking
7:30am: Breakfast Buffet
8:00am: Panel Discussion
9:00am: Q&A
9:15am: Networking

WTCSE cannot issue refunds, however can facilitate a name change on registration to allow for the transfer of tickets.               

Gender equality, generational differences, technological advancements – these are just a few of the issues that business leaders of today are facing. The World Trade Center Seattle and Port of Seattle are partnering to create a series of educational programs centered around the difficult, sensitive and important issues in our community. As our country becomes divided, we strive to find common ground in order to support the future. So join us in raising the question – Can We Talk?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
7:30 – 9:30am

WTCSE Members

  • Early Bird until November 10: $25
  • On or after November 11: $35


  • Early Bird until November 10: $35
  • On or after November 11: $45

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