Event: Women Mayors Network Session on Navigating the Isms

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET

Duration: 90 minutes

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This mayors-only interactive session created exclusively for the Women Mayors Network will provide space for releasing and healing from the daily challenges of experiencing racism, heterosexism, and sexism, anchors for protecting women mayors’ physical and mental health, and strategies for how to build shared accountability for disrupting these isms.

The session will be led by Dr. Annice Fisher, who many may remember from our in person gathering at the 2022 MIP Winter Meeting, and will include practical tips for both self-care and dealing with incidents of sexism, racism and heterosexism, including:

  • Naming and releasing the toxic residue of mayors’ daily exposure to isms
  • Sharing collective wisdom on dealing with racism and sexism
  • How to apply the inner healing pathway, anchors, and 4-step consciousness-raising process from the conscious leadership for equity framework
  • Identifying steps for creating a culture of shared accountability for disrupting racism, heterosexism and sexism
  • Developing a pathway for real-time support for women mayors
  • Identifying a collective call to action for male mayors and other government officials to become active disruptors to ending oppression against women in government.

All women mayors and their trusted advisors (at the request of the mayor) are welcome. 

Our speaker:

Dr. Annice Fisher has coached executive teams, designed organizational cultural competencies, trained state agency leaders, co-chaired the Harvard Adaptive Leadership Network conference, served as vice-chair for the City-Council appointed Durham Human Relations Commission, been elected National Co-Chair for African American Knowledge Community, and spoke and facilitated numerous national presentations. Her work has garnered several awards. She was most recently recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumni Under 40 from the Iowa State University Alumni Association and featured in The Highland Project’s Abundance Magazine and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. She recently published her first book, “The Power Within Me: The road back home to the real you.

Annice has a B.A. in Rhetoric & Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M. Ed in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University, and Ed. L.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She holds certifications and trainings in Immunity-to-Change Coaching, HAVEN Interpersonal Violence, Safe Zone Ally, and the Social Justice Training Institute.  

What is Conscious Leadership for Equity™: 

Dr. Annice E. Fisher developed the Conscious Leadership for Equity framework as a way to integrate equity capacity building, leadership development, healing, and change management into a core philosophy for intersectional freedom.  Our power and choice pathway, 4-step consciousness-raising process and key performance indicators equips people with concrete individual and organizational strategies to become conscious leaders for equity.  A person exhibits conscious leadership for equity when they choose the love and trust pathway to operate as the highest version of self to advance constructive change. For more, see Developing Capacity Coaching.

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