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A Place for Millennial Women by Millennial Women

OUR MISSION

The Brave Millennial is an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Millennial women in the American workplace.

By hosting a series of public events for Millennial women around the US, and by partnering directly with companies and employers to improve their performance with Millennial talent, we’re able to dive deeper into the conversation that supports our mission. We educate company leaders on age and gender bias, help them uncover how it impacts their employees, then create actionable solutions for eradicating it from their culture.

At our events, we not only build rapid trust, forge new relationships, take on tough topics, and have fun - we create lasting local communities of Millennial women from a variety of industries and backgrounds. Our goal is to twofold. We assist employers in the attraction, development, and retention of top Millennial talent; and we inspire Millennial women to know their worth, advocate fiercely for themselves, and act bravely inside their own circles of influence.  

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EVENTS

2018

PASS THE MIC: PRESENTED BY LEAN IN LA & SAVOIR COLLAB // MARCH 3rd // los angeles

Speed Networking, Panels, Lunch & Learn // 5 Ways to Cultivate Confidence with Laura Youngkin // 10am @ ROW DTLA

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CATALYZE COURAGE SUMMIT ATX // MARCH 24th // AUSTIN

Annual gathering hosted by In Her Shoes  // 9am @ 908 E 5th St

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KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK // MARCH 27th // WEST HOLLYWOOD

Informational Workshop with CA Workplace Attorneys  // 6:30pm @ INDUSTRIOUS West Hollywood

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Women Lead Orlando // March 29th // Orlando

Presented by The Dinner Party Project  // 6:30pm @ The MEZZ

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NEXT Gen Summit LA // MARCH 31st // Los angeles

1:1 Mentoring with The Brave Millennial // @ Los Angeles Sports Club

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ELLEVATE NETWORK + Savoir collab // april 10th // WEST HOLLYWOOD

Panel Discussion on Gender Equity // 6:30pm @ INDUSTRIOUS West Hollywood

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ASCEND leadership summit // may 30th // seattle

Full-Day Conference hosted by Artemis Connection, produced by The Brave Millennial // 8am-5pm @ Microsoft HQ

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2017

The BRAVE MILLENNIAL @ SXSW // MARCH 14th // Austin

Ambition Firewall Meetup hosted by Laura Youngkin // 11am // JW Marriott Room 209

WOMEN LEAD orlando // MARCH 29th // orlando

Presented by The Brave Millennial & The Dinner Party Project  // 6:30pm @ The Balcony Orlando

Women@Forbes x Rebcca minkoff book club // August 17th // los angeles

Featuring Doree Shafrir's new novel, Startup // 6pm @ Rebecca Minkoff on Melrose

RSVP at LAevents@rebeccaminkoff.com

STORY CONFERENCE 2017 // SEPTEMBER 21st & 22nd // NASHVILLE

 
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2016

LOS ANGELES | SEATTLE | ORLANDO | SILICON VALLEY

WASHINGTON D.C. | Dallas | AUSTIN | HOUSTON | NEW YORK

Thank you to all who helped make the 2016 Tour such a huge success! 

The Brave Millennial events are a space for Millennial women to connect with one another over shared experiences from diverse perspectives. Each participant is asked to take an anonymous survey prior to the event, with topics ranging from work/life integration to personal wellness, family, finance, social media, and beyond. Each city's session is designed around the feedback from the participants. Every event includes a half hour of networking at the top, then two hours of moderated and structured discussion, with wine and food along the way. Participants leave feeling empowered, understood, heard, and inspired. 

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WHO WE ARE

Laura Youngkin [Creator] is an entertainment producer, creative strategist, and proud Millennial originally from Dallas, Texas. Laura is passionate about bringing communities together through storytelling. With a decade of experience in the entertainment industry, Laura's work covers a broad range of disciplines including off-Broadway and commercial theater, opera, independent film, television development, advanced robotics, and large-scale themed attractions. Laura spent five years at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA where she produced projects for Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Research & Development, Walt Disney World, and Disney Creative Entertainment. She also oversaw creative development for Na'vi River Journey, a new attraction recently opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as a part of Pandora, the World of AVATAR. Laura holds an MFA in Producing from CalArts, a BFA in Theatre from Baylor University, and a Certificate in Virtual Design & Construction from Stanford University. Laura is a regular contributor at Forbes and covers issues impacting millennial women at work. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Dylan.