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ADRx 2019: Women and Equity

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Beechwood School

50 Terminal Avenue

Menlo Park, CA 94025

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This year ADRx presents: Women and Equity

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ADRx is PCRC's version of a TEDtalk, short for Alternative Dispute Resolution X - and it is a FREE forum that promotes healthy discourse. This year's ADRx will bring together local and national women leaders to make connections and inspire through a series of short and compelling presentations. Our speakers will share their stories and insights on using the arts, entertainment, and technology to improve understanding across differences in the workplace and the world.

MC: Davina Hurt, Mayor of the City of Belmont

Cara Meredith, Author of The Color of Life: A Journey Towards Love and Racial Justice

Cara Meredith is a writer, speaker and conversationalist from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of The Color of Life, a spiritual memoir about her journey as a white woman into issues of justice, race and privilege. She holds a Masters in Theology from Fuller.

Colsaria Henderson, Executive Director, CORA

Colsaria holds a Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in Administration and Planning. She began her work in the south, the same place where her parents were fierce activists of the civil rights movement. Her career began as a Sexual Assault Counselor and she is currently working at the intersection between gender-based violence movements and reproductive justice, racial justice, LGBTQ and immigrant rights. Colsaria continues to hone her leadership and advocacy skills. Women’s Policy Institute through the Women’s Foundation of California and the Strong Field Leadership program.

Karla Monterroso, CEO, Code 2040

As the CEO of CODE2040, Karla leads an organization that equips Black, Latinx people and their allies with the tools needed to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy. Code2040 believes the Digital Revolution is currently the biggest opportunity for equitable and structural change in the American economy. Karla is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Krystina Jackson, Entrepreneur, Advocate for Disabled, and Ms. Wheelchair California 2018

Krystina Jackson, a northern California resident for 27 years, earned the title of Ms. Wheelchair California in March 2018. With a background in corporate finance and a BS in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business, Krystina is passionate about encouraging women with varying abilities to pursue their passions fearlessly and to ‘Lean In’ or ‘’Roll In’’ to any space they can envision themselves in. Her tenacity and perseverance guide her well as she navigates the waters of entrepreneurship in the Silicon Valley while growing her Wheelchair Accessories startup Custom Chariots, available on etsy.com. “Sometimes all it takes is a spark to change the direction of our lives.”-KJ Custom Chariots is about celebrating and expressing life regardless of ability or mobility.

Veronica Pome'e, Sports Illustrated Model

In 2012, Veronica founded Change in Love; a community organization that focuses on reconnecting underprivileged youth with their purpose. She started modeling through charity events and it gradually became an outlet for expressing her creativity. As a pacific woman and model, she understands the impact of underrepresentation for young girls who don’t see themselves represented in the media. Veronica is an entrepreneur in the process of developing her own skincare line. She approaches business with the promise of social and environmental responsibility.

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