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Life Preservers Project: Courageous Conversations: Boldly Facing Difficult Discussions

  • 18 Jul 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius 101 Park Avenue 39D New York, NY 10178


Last November members of our board came together and began an initiative that focused on creating a coalition comprised of men and women fighting abuse of power, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.


They hosted two successful events with Women in eDiscovery; the first focused on women sharing their stories and the second on how to create a toolkit.

The next event for the initiative will be held next week on July 18th at the NYC offices of Morgan Lewis. from 6 PM to 9 PM and will include cocktails and appetizers.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Cat Casey, co-founder of The Fearless Network, VP of Fundraising for Life Preservers Project and senior executive in AmLaw 100 firm Gibson Dunn.

Panelists will discuss:

  • Raising your voice when something does not feel right
  • Speaking up for someone being victimized
  • Asking for help in the aftermath of a #MeToo Moment
  • Asking for guidance on boundaries

This event focuses on these four types of difficult conversations for both men and women, and offers insights from Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, Legal and Holistic Health perspective to offer insights and tools on how to boldly face them.

Panelists include: 

  • Anita Boeninger, Founder of ‘The Sex & Medicine Summit,’ and a New York-based integrative health & sexuality educator with a background in Clinical Social Work, Mind-Body Therapies, Performing Arts, and Somatic Movement Education.
  • Elizabeth Carpenter, MS, L. Ac., CEO and founder of Oriens Living. Elizabeth has been helping make and heal the connections between what’s going on in their lives and bodies through holistic healing methods.
  • Gayle Damiano, CEO and founder of Legal Ease, the first ever holistic health group focused on the legal space and an advocate of the #MeToo movement
  • April Pish, CEO of Update Legal a premier legal services firm, and familiar with the challenges women face in male dominated industry as well as a longtime advocate of this organization (The fearless network) and our sister anti-human trafficking charity Lifer Preservers Project.
  • Bryan Stacy, CEO and co-founder of BIEM and a vanguard in the male allies movement before and especially now after #Metoo.


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