Work Redux | WORTH
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Minnesota History Center | 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
April 09, 2018
Work Redux brings together hundreds of women spanning diverse backgrounds to reimagine the future of the workplace. Join Pollen’s Work Redux community for a discussion that will center the narratives of women and non-binary leaders who know they are worthy.
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You are worthy of respect. 
You are worthy of your own ambitions. 
You are worthy of compensation. 
You are worthy of validation. 
You are worthy.

Despite being told to lean in and recognize our value or be more confident and assertive in the workplace, women remain chronically under acknowledged and under paid for the work we do.

The pay gap between men and women continues its long yawn into the next century. Statistics show that Black women will wait until 2124 for equal pay and Hispanic women will have to wait until 2248. Mothers currently earn just 71 percent of what fathers earn. And “acting like a man doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be treated like one.” In fact, women, particularly of color, are often punished for these kind of negotiating tactics.

The full recognition of women’s worth means more than tackling the pay gap. It means delving into how we measure worth — not just by money and title — but by diving into the nitty gritty of how we define our self-worth, our humanity. And this means our first ever,  ALL DAY Work Redux.  

Join Pollen’s Work Redux community for a discussion that will center the narratives of women leaders who know they are worthy. This conversation will not only be rooted in the movements of today, but also our history. It’s not a coincidence the event is being held at the Minnesota History Center during its 1968 exhibit — a year that fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people of that time. The unsettled nature of the debate about damage done or victories won makes this subject compelling and urgent, and begs the question: “How far have we come really?”

Work Redux Worth Speakers Performers


Dara Beevas, Wise Ink Publishing
Ashley Fairbanks, Artist Organizer
Arianna Genis, The Latina Theory
Nausheena Hussain, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

Maria Isa, The Latina Theory
Gunjan Kedia, U.S. Bank
Oskar Ly, Artist
Nekessa Julia Opoti, Writer

Chanida Phaengdara Potter, The SEAD Project
Davis Senseman, Davis Law Office
Jenny Srey, Release MN 8
Loddy Elizabeth Tolzmann, Ramsey County
Rosemary Ugboajah, Neka Creative
Sandy Vargas, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Ellen Walthour, The BrandLab
Tene Wells, Tene Wells Consulting

Kabo Yang, Minnesota Women’s Consortium
Special performances by Lady Midnight, Maria Isa, and Sweetpea

About Work Redux

As part of Pollen’s mission to invest in human connection, Work Redux is an event series (and now also a network of leaders) that inspires questions, sparks discussion, and drives action to challenge cultural assumptions behind the current, dominant work culture. Together we will better understand how we can design and change the future of work.


7:30 – 8:30 AM – Registration, breakfast, and networking

8:30 – 8:50 AM – Welcome + Performance by Lady Midnight

8:50 – 11:45 AM – Program

Setting the Stage: a research presentation by Kabo Yang

Writing Your Worth: a fireside chat with Melanie Stovall + Dara Beevas

Wealth Meets Worth: a talk from Gunjan Kedia

Performance by Maria Isa

The Latina Theory: a conversation with Maria Isa + Arianna Genis

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM – Lunch & Table Discussions

1:20 – 4:00 PM – Program

Chanida Phaengdara Potter reads from “Saving Your Husband from Deportation”

Worth Meets Humanity: a living room conversation with Chanida Phaengdara Potter, Oskar Ly, Nekessa Julia Opoti, Jenny Srey + Loddy Elizabeth Tolzmann 

Performance by Sweetpea

Brass Tacks: a tell all between Jamie Millard, Ashley Fairbanks, Nausheeena Hussain, Davis Senseman, Rosemary Ugboajah, Sandy Vargas, Ellen Walthour, and Tene Wells

4:00 PM – Cash bar & Networking

Special Thanks

Work Redux Worth Sponsor Logos

Work Redux | WORTH is presented by U.S. Bankwith support from the Bush Foundationand our Champion Sponsors, Davis Law OfficeStudio/EMCAD Continuing Education and bswingThanks to the Minnesota History Center and Eat for Equity for their partnership.

Additional Details

Ticket price includes breakfast, lunch, and beverages. The Minnesota History Center has a pay lot adjacent to the building; it costs $6 to park in this lot. The Minnesota History Center is also accessible via public transit. Check for routes and schedules.

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    Dara Beevas
    Wise Ink Creative Publishing
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    Ashley Fairbanks
    Artist Organizer
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    Arianna Genis
    The Latina Theory
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    Nausheena Hussain
    Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE)
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    Maria Isa
    SotaRico, The Latina Theory
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    Gunjan Kedia
    U.S. Bank
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    Lady Midnight
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    Oskar Ly
    Artist & Cultural Producer
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    Nekessa Julia Opoti
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    Chanida Phaengdara Potter
    The SEAD Project
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    Davis Senseman
    Davis Law Office
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    Jenny Srey
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    Loddy Elizabeth Tolzmann
    Ramsey County
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    Rosemary Ugboajah
    Neka Creative
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    Sandy Vargas
    Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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    Ellen Walthour
    The BrandLab
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    Tene Wells
    Tene Wells Consulting
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    Kabo Yang
    Minnesota Women's Consortium