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Liz Plank, a journalist and author known for confronting social issues and exploring gender politics, will be the keynote speaker at Spring Breakthru, March 20-22 in Philadelphia.

Plank is executive producer and co-host of Vox Media’s “Divided States of Women,” a video podcast that “uncovers the complicated, multifaceted, intersectional debates that make up the life of the modern American woman.” Plank also hosts Facebook Watch’s “Consider It.” Her first book, For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity, was published in 2019.

Spring Breakthru is the first signature event of Women 100, a series of programs and events in 2020 that celebrate American women and spark new ideas about the path to gender equality. Women 100 is being presented by Drexel University’s Vision 2020.

Over the Spring Breakthru weekend, undergraduate college students from across the country will delve into issues of intersectional feminism, civic engagement and social justice. This transformative weekend of talks and discussions is open all gender identities. Participants will become informed and engaged change-makers.

Students are being sponsored to attend by universities, foundations, nonprofits and individuals who want to equip the next generation of leaders with the training, tools and resources to advocate for positive social change. For complete information about the program and how to become a sponsor, visit https://women100.org/events/spring-breakthru/.

More About Liz Plank

Plank’s honors include Mediaite’s Most Influential in News Media, Marie Claire’s 50 most influential women and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media. She regularly appears on television – including The Today Show, The Daily Show, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, Fusion, Al-Jazeera America and BBC World – to provide a perspective on politics, gender issues and reproductive rights. Plank has made it her mission to elevate the voices of those who are often not heard, including through the creation of hashtags such as #WhyWomenDontReport and #HimThough. Before working as a journalist, Liz was a research assistant and behavioral science consultant at the London School of Economics, from which she holds a master’s degree in policy with an emphasis in global gender politics.