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Road to Run: Philadelphia

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Center for Architecture and Design

1218 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Come enjoy cocktails, conversation, and connection with the women of Philadelphia on the first stop of our Road to Run event series.

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This Women's History Month, join She Should Run for a happy hour that explores the topic of equality.

She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office, and in this highly important year, we are taking our mission on the road to select cities across the country.

Who should attend

Road to Run is for any woman who is interested in women’s leadership, wants to run for office, knows a woman who should run, or just wants to connect with a supportive community to discuss issues facing women.

What to expect

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Presentation begins at 6:15 PM.

After grabbing some drinks and light fare, the evening will begin with a presentation featuring Jovida Hill, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Engagement for Women in Philadelphia on the topic of equality, including her own experience with bias and advice for how we can work toward seeing true equality for all women. There will also be a Q&A where you'll be able to get answers that you can apply to your own leadership journey or while supporting others on theirs.

After the presentation, stay to connect with other women who are looking to bring positive change to the Philadelphia-area.

About the Speaker

Jovida Hill joined the administration of Mayor James F. Kenney in February 2016 as the Administrator in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (the office has since been renamed the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). In June 2016 Mayor Kenney appointed her to serve as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Commission for Women, a post created by a ballot initiative put to Philadelphia voters in the May 2015 Primary Election. The following year, the Mayor appointed her to serve as Executive Director of the Office of Engagement for Women.

The Office of Engagement for Women promotes civic, educational and economic policies that enhance the lives of women and girls from all walks of life. Through a public engagement process, the office and the Commission for Women makes recommendations to the Mayor, City Council and other policy makers that advance social justice, equal rights and economic opportunities.

Jovida has been an award-winning writer and producer of more than 200 films and videos for the education, broadcast and training markets for Kinocraft Media, Inc. for 25 years. Her work has included the civil rights series In the Land of Jim Crow which documents poignant first person accounts of the African American struggle for justice and equality, the series Reinventing Democracy, which celebrates the role of civic engagement in expanding civil rights and social justice and the series Celebrate which introduces children in grades K-5 to multicultural celebrations that herald our differences to amplify our similarities.

As a journalist, Jovida served as Arts & Entertainment Editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, a post she also held with WDAS AM/FM radio; she was a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and was an Associate Producer for the PBS public affairs television program Black Perspective on the News.

Jovida has served as the Chair of the Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Project and Scenic Philadelphia and was a founding member of the African Sisterhood and the Women Gather Conference. She is the former Vice President of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association where she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Jovida also serves on the Board of Directors of the Black Women’s Health Alliance and is an Ambassador for GALS (Girls Advocacy and Leadership Series), a leadership training program of Women’s Campaign International.

Most recently, Jovida received the 2019 Community Engagement Award from the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and was honored by City Council for the Philadelphia Commission for Women’s advocacy on behalf of Fair Workweek scheduling for workers in the retail, fast food and hospitality industries. The Office of Engagement for Women has also tackled pay equity, dignity for incarcerated women and domestic workers, maternal mortality disparities and access to menstrual hygiene supplies for students.

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