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More than 450 passionate youth advocates from around the world will convene for the 8th annual Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. We expect this to be our biggest and most global Summit yet! For three jam-packed days, change-makers like you will participate in leadership training, learn from influential speakers, engage in skills-based workshops, and take part in a Day of Action. The Summit strives to empower, educate, and activate the potential of young change-makers, helping participants uncover critical skills to impact their communities as defenders of gender equality. 

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2019 Summit Speakers

  • Kathryn Karol Vice President, Global Government & Corporate Affairs
    Date Created: 05/16/2019 04:30 PM
  • Amb. Melanne Verveer Executive Director, Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's issues
    Date Created: 05/16/2019 10:51 AM
  • Kat Graham Actress, Singer, Activist
    Date Created: 05/16/2019 10:51 AM
  • Cathy Hughes Founder and Chairperson, Urban One, Inc.
    Date Created: 05/16/2019 10:50 AM
  • Alexa Fischer Founder and CEO, Wishbeads
    Date Created: 05/16/2019 10:46 AM

Summit Blog

  • INSPIRE Sessions
    INSPIRE Sessions
    Get ready for INSPIRE sessions! One of the most engaging parts of the Leadership Summit, INSPIRE sessions is one of the times that you  can present to your fellow Summit attendees on a topic of your choosing relating to gender equality. As an INSPIRE session leader, you'll lead 3 rounds that are 20 minutes each (so an hour total) to a group of about ten ... more...
  • GENDER EQUITY NEWS UPDATE: Equal Playing Field
    GENDER EQUITY NEWS UPDATE: Equal Playing Field
    Advocating for gender equity in sport and breaking world records along the way, grassroots organization Equal Playing Field is challenging the inequalities female athletes face around the world. Formed in 2017, Equal Playing Field is a not-for-profit organization advocating for gender equality in sport and breaks gender stereotypes, ... more...
  • Get Fired Up For STEM At The Leadership Summit
    Get Fired Up For STEM At The Leadership Summit
    A little bit of inspiration from recent groundbreaking news event involving women in STEM: Women in STEM is not new, it is not revolutionary and just as we deserve a seat in the room where any decision is being made, we deserve a space where innovation is happening. This week the first picture of a black hole was recorded by a woman, Katie Bouman. Since ... more...

Summit Agenda

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INSPIRE sessions

Ready to amplify your voice? Apply to lead an INSPIRE roundtable session during the Summit. Apply by May 31 to be considered.

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