Audience Takes The Stage

March 30, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Oakland Museum of California

part of a series on Courage

About the speaker

Jillian “Mama J” Roth is a multi-passionate love leader meets mamapreneur with an interdisciplinary approach to how she loves + lives + learns in Berkeley and Oakland, CA and the larger Bay Area. Driven by Intentional Justice™—defined as bite-sized and deliberate daily action plus Revolutionary Love or the Lovelution, Jillian uses her persistence and understanding of humans and organizations to co-create transformational experiences that liberate the individual and organizational clients she serves. Jillian’s career began as a community educator, evolving into a non-profit and community organizer-turned-educational researcher. Now, Jillian’s work is as a school leader, data manager, and independent consultant. Each shift in role has provided the opportunity to hone and utilize her strengths, knowledge, and technical skills. Through it all, the main threads in the tapestry of the work are: transforming education, working in partnership with various stakeholders, creating space for equity and inclusion, fun and humor, along using data as a tool to learn, evaluate, and show impact.

Simultaneously, Mama J is on a mission to feed the souls of badass women who know intellectually and intuitively there’s a better way than the status quo. Mama J’s approach to personal development is using doses of soul medicine–an experience of being present with your essence or inner knowing–for badass women who are ready to Love Yourself like a Mother! with Intentional Justice™

Most mornings you’ll find Mama J with a cup of joe amidst the dance of life, leadership, and business. Armed with the love and joy oozing from Jaylin, her daughter with wife Stephanie, is Mama J’s non-stop why to keep putting one foot in front of the next to live a life of authenticity, presence, and adventure with her family. On an ideal day, you’ll find Mama J near a body of water drinking bubbles or a microbrew!

Margaux Joffe is the Associate Director of Accessibility & Inclusion at Oath. She’s spent the past 10 years working with creative people to share courageous stories and campaigns with the world. In 2015 she launched an online platform for adult women with ADHD called “Kaleidoscope Society,” that was featured in Teen Vogue, Broadly and Bustle. In 2017 she founded Yahoo’s first Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group, with a mission to create a more inclusive workplace for “minds of all kinds.”

Mayowa Tomori is a multimedia artist and technologist with a background in documentary filmmaking and brand storytelling. He recently graduated with a masters in Music and Art Technology from Indiana University, where he specialized in human-computer interaction in the context of music performance / invented a pizza-based computer music controller. Mayowa works as a freelance creative technologist in the bay area, helping clients figure out reasons to put kinects on things.

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