MONTHLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2020
Among the Vision 2020 Allied Organizations taking part in Toast to Tenacity was Georgia-based Women Voters USA. Their champagne bottle was opened in dramatic fashion by a wine steward wielding a sword.
Toast to Tenacity Webcast Draws 3,000+
Vision 2020's kickoff event for the Women 100 celebration drew nearly 2,500 viewers to the live webcast of Toast to Tenacity™ and another 735 people have watched the replay, available on the Toast to Tenacity web page. This nationwide tribute to the suffragists took place August 26, the day the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution became law 100 years ago.

The event garnered TV, radio and print news coverage in Philadelphia as well as more than 30 media outlets around the country, in France and South Korea. Toasts taking place around the nation were a highlight of the webcast. Watch toasts from Vision 2020 Allies and Delegates posted on their social media:

Vision 2020 thanks Toast to Tenacity sponsors Bank of America Private Bank, Lincoln Financial, Wawa and Welch's.
Toast to Tenacity speakers included (from left) Patricia Wilson Aden, CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Carson Wentz, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles; and Niya Henderson, who will be a first-time voter on November 3.
Women 100 Events
SHE Leads Road Rally: October 16-17

Buckle your seatbelts! A motorcade led by women race car drivers will embark on a historic round-trip from Philadelphia, PA to Seneca Falls, New York on October 16 and 17. Vision 2020 leaders and volunteers will retrace the journey of Lucretia Mott and her suffragist compatriots as they traveled to the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848.

Vision 2020 will commemorate the SHE Leads Road Rally through a short film, which will be used to amplify the message of women driving change and driving the vote as the 2020 general election approaches. For more information or to get involved, contact Elowyn Corby, Vision 2020 program manager, at emc395@drexel.edu.

Vision 2020 thanks SHE Leads Road Rally sponsors Drexel University College of Medicine, Holman Automotive and Sheetz.
Three of the 12 panelists for the Women's Leadership Forums are, from left, author Angela Dodson, columnist Ellen Goodman and Vote Run Lead CEO Erin Vilardi.
Women’s Leadership Forums: November 4

Join a dozen prominent women leaders from across the nation for a conversation about gender equality past, present and future at the Women's Leadership Forums, a free Women 100 virtual event on November 4.

Three panels are featured: An Historical Look at Active Women’s Citizenry (10-11:30 am), Women’s Leadership in Our Time (1-2:30 pm), and The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality: Leadership for the Future (3:30-4:30 pm). In addition, the Pew Research Center will offer a briefing at 12 pm about its August FactTank report on national perceptions of gender equality and women in leadership.

Registration for one or all three forums will be available starting October 1 on the Women's Leadership Forums event page.

Vision 2020 thanks The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company for sponsoring this event.
Voter Mobilization
Teams Grow Participation in Vision2020Votes

The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) has amassed the largest team on Vision2020Votes, Vision 2020's nationwide online voter mobilization effort. The goal of Vision2020Votes is to break the record for women voting in this year’s national election.

As of September 17, the AJLI team had 907 members; Hadassah had the second largest team with 237 members. The online platform uses team building and game-like activities to increase the likelihood that participants will cast a ballot in November.

Visit Vision2020Votes.org to join today at no cost, or email Elowyn Corby, Vision 2020 program manager, at emc395@drexel.edu to create a team for your group. View the 30-second public service announcement.
Singer-songwriter Meghan Cary, shown performing live during the Women 100 Toast to Tenacity event, is offering a free toolkit to enable others to use her women's empowerment song, "River Rock," to help mobilize women voters.
Free Toolkit to Motivate Voters Using Song

Songs have long moved people to action. The River Rock Project Anthem, by singer-songwriter Meghan Cary, aims to do just that by getting more voters to the polls this November. The toolkit provides all you need to know about using this women's empowerment song for voter mobilization.
Women 100 Proud Partners
Did You Know Women Lost the Vote Before They Won?

More than a century before the 19th Amendment enfranchised women as voters, women and free people of color legally voted in New Jersey for more than 30 years. In the groundbreaking new exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776 – 1807, opening October 2, the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia will explore – as no exhibit, book or other medium has before – the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters. Visitors will learn about the political conflicts that led to these voting rights being stripped away.
Women 100 Schedule
Women 100 events and dates are as follows:

  • October 16-17, 2020SHE Leads Road Rally to Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the women’s rights movement, from Philadelphia
  • November 4, 2020 Women’s Leadership Forums, a conversation with prominent women from multiple fields about women’s leadership
  • March 19-21, 2021 Spring Breakthru, civic engagement and social justice training for college students from around the nation
  • March 22, 2021 Celebrating Women, a stand-up-and-cheer evening honoring trailblazing women past and present
  • March 21-23, 2021Vision 2020 National Congress, a gathering of advocates and influencers dedicated to designing a bold new agenda for completing the unfinished business of women’s equality

The Women 100 Seat at the Table exhibition at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be open through June 2021 whenever the Kimmel Center is open.
Download a PDF of the Women 100 schedule (left) and share it with your networks.

Visit the Women 100 website and follow Vision 2020's Women 100 on social media to stay informed as we continue to share updates and details about our events as well as our Proud Partners' events.




Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners!
Sponsors
FOUNDING SPONSOR
PLATINUM
FOUNDING PRESENTING SPONSOR
GOLD
BRONZE
SUPPORTER
FRIEND
ADVOCATE
CHAMPION
BOOSTER
This list was current as of September 17, 2020
Women 100 Proud Partners
This list was current as of September 17, 2020
drexel.edu/vision2020 | 215.991.8190