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Executive Fireside Chat: "Speaking Truth to Power" with Stephanie L. Young

  • 07/19/2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual (Zoom)


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Executive Fireside Chat: "Speaking Truth to Power" with Stephanie L. Young

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT 

Location: Zoom (Virtual) 


Speaker Bio 

Stephanie L. Young serves as the Executive Director of When We All Vote, a non-partisan voting initiative created by Michelle Obama. Most recently she served as the Chief Communications and Culture officer for When We All Vote. In that role she created and implemented a messaging, cultural and partnerships strategy which helped register over 500,000 voters and engage with 100 million Americans in 2020 - the largest increase in voter participation in over 120 years. Through her leadership she created the #CouchParty with DJ D-Nice the first virtual live voter registration event that reached over 400K voters. 

Stephanie has more than 15 years of experience as a senior strategic communications, engagement and content strategist with a proven track record of building strong connections and developing creative solutions for issues involving culture, entertainment, justice, politics and activism in the public and private sectors.

Her work spans from organizations including the Obama White House, Congressional leadership, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and BET Networks. In these roles, Stephanie demonstrated the influence that politics, pop culture and the entertainment industry can have on each other to create a more fair, progressive and just society through artistry, activism and storytelling. 

During her time in the White House, Stephanie had the unique opportunity to serve in two critical roles as the Associate Communications Director and then as the Senior Public Engagement Advisor. In these roles she led the press strategy around domestic policy announcements, and created and managed critical relationships for the President in the African American community. 

Prior to the White House, Stephanie worked on political campaigns and for the House Democratic Leadership in Congress where her roles included time as the National Press Secretary for the House Majority Leader and Communications Director for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). 

Stephanie is a graduate of Hampton University who has also lived in Atlanta, Cape Town, Dallas, Jacksonville and Washington, DC before moving to Brooklyn, NY where she currently resides. It was during her time in Cape Town that Stephanie was exposed to the power of organizing, voting and justice as the country transitioned from Apartheid to Democracy.

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