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Vanessa Wruble

Co-Founder and Former Head of Operations,
Women's March


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Vanessa Wruble is Co-Founder and former Head of Operations of the Women's March, and also Co-founder of Okayafrica. She is driven by a desire to right the imbalance of power, fight on behalf of all marginalised people and to ensure the end of structural patriarchy.

After first arriving in Africa to work in humanitarian aid, she swapped this work for deep immersion into the many, unique cultures of the continent, and has dedicated her life to producing socially relevant media, political organising, and redefining the global narrative of modern African culture.

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What if we use utopias as a verb?

For IAM Weekend 17 we will go deeper into the meaning of utopias, with imagination and skepticism, understanding how they can evolve beyond contemporary dreams and help us navigate the uncertainty of our times.

The main stage will feature 30+ speakers distributed in 5 sessions (single-track conference format) plus 10+ workshops led by our learning partners developing the key insights from the talks. Our serendipitous agenda will also include several side-events including parties, dinners, screenings, special projects and installations.

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