Photos: 261 Fearless Game-Changing Women Panel Discussion
Check out scenes from the March 8, 2018, event at the Mandarin Oriental.
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Five 261 Fearless Game-Changing Women gathered at the Mandarin Oriental on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day by sharing their stories with invited guests and viewers worldwide via a livestream. Opening remarks for the panel were presented by Maura Healy, Attorney General of Massachusetts, and the five panelists included Katherine Switzer, founder of 261 Fearless and the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon; Ayanna Pressley, the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council; Joann Flaminio, the first female president of the Boston Athletic Association, Elizabeth Perry Tirrell, the first Vice President of Athletics for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; and Zahra Arabzada, founder of “The Hijabi Runner” blog. The five women, all of whom have overcome gender barriers, prejudice and stereotypes of limitation, shared their stories about the spark that ignited their fearlessness and made them the leaders they are.
Photos by Melissa Ostrow