Opening Keynote with Cynthia Bissett Germanotta


McCaw Hall September 18, 2024 9:20 am - 10:20 am

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Cynthia Bissett Germanotta

Cynthia Bissett Germanotta, president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation, will kick-off day two with an uplifting keynote address. Germanotta co-founded Born This Way Foundation with her daughter, Lady Gaga, in 2012 to empower and inspire young people to build a kinder, braver world that supports their mental health and wellbeing.

Germanotta will share how Born This Way Foundation’s collaborative strategy and youth-driven approach to research, programs, and partnerships align with the foundation’s values and mission. In a moderated conversation followed by Q&A, Germanotta will discuss how the nonprofit has, for over a decade, worked collaboratively with young people, corporations, grassroots organizations, and its community to meet the emerging, diverse needs of young people to support their whole wellbeing. Join the discussion to learn more about innovative programs including the Kindness in Community Fund grant, Youth Advisory Board, and Be There Certificate.