Claire Howorth is an assistant managing editor at TIME
One of the most important aspects of Motto is its community. When we launched, we set an ambitious goal to build a platform that hosted conversations with some of the world’s most influential people alongside people who are grappling with everyday challenges. We wanted to make sure that this global community was inclusive of as many voices as possible with the hopes of raising the visibility of women around the world.
When we first met Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, the head of the Worldwide Literary Department at William Morris Endeavor whose clients include women like Sheryl Sandberg, Arianna Huffington, Brené Brown and more, we were struck by how she embodied Motto’s core values around community and inclusion.
When Walsh shared her vision for Together, a nationwide tour convening women across generations and backgrounds for six nights of storytelling focused on creating community, wellbeing, purpose and action, we knew we had an opportunity—and a responsibility—to join forces and make this effort as big as possible.
Today, we’re kicking off a partnership with WME and the Together tour to help grow this conversation and community. The Together tour will be stopping in 6 cities— Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, Atlanta and Denver between September 28 and October 24—and tickets are available to the public for $25. (Note: As a Motto reader you can get a 10% discount on tickets by visiting this page and following the instructions.)
Each leg of the tour will feature Together’s four keynote speakers — New York Times best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton, preacher and leader in the Black Lives Matter movement Dr. Jacqui Lewis, internationally celebrated yoga instructor Seane Corn and activist, filmmaker and Sikh thought-leader Valarie Kaur—as well as special guests including Golden Globe-winning actress Gina Rodriguez, former U.S. women’s soccer player Abby Wambach and more.
Motto will be publishing pieces from the tour highlighting lessons and insights learned from the Together community while on the road.
“The antidote to being overwhelmed is shifting to purpose and finding a community that supports it,” Walsh writes in her piece for Motto. “Our world is in critical need of coming together. And the great news is that there really is enough to go around — enough success, happiness, healing and love for every single one of us.”
We hope you’ll join us live or follow along with us on this journey at #BetterTogether.
Callie Schweitzer is the Editorial Director of Motto and Claire Howorth is the Editorial Director of TIME Ideas.