Deets: On June 14th, the White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is convening the first United State of Women Summit, a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we’ve achieved, identify the challenges that remain, and chart the course for addressing them. Experts, advocates, and grassroots and business leaders who work in both domestic and international arenas will gather to highlight key issues affecting women and girls and best practices to carry on into the future.
Featuring a diverse mix of speakers and panelists from around the world, the Summit’s plenary and breakout sessions are built around six pillars:
* Economic Empowerment
* Health and Wellness
* Educational Opportunity
* Violence Against Women
* Entrepreneurship and Innovation
* Leadership and Civic Engagement
Together with our co-hosts, we seek to address these critical issues, and bring together people from all backgrounds to learn from each other. The Summit is being held with cooperation from the Ford Foundation, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, the PepsiCo Foundation, and the Tory Burch Foundation.
At the Summit, the First Lady has the exciting opportunity to sit down with one of America’s greatest cultural icons and leader on women’s issues across the board, Oprah Winfrey. They will have a conversation about the progress achieved for women over the course of their lifetimes, and the challenges they personally have faced and overcome.
Get Involved: Join the United State of Women by uploading your photo and either choosing a pledge or creating your own. Then, download and share it with the world and change the #StateofWomen everywhere. Find local events to get involved in here. They want to hear from YOU. They will take several questions asked by their followers on social media. So get your questions ready! Tweet them to @FLOTUS or @Oprah using the hashtag #StateofWomen. Then tune in on June 14th at 5pm ET to watch their conversation onwww.theunitedstateofwomen.org
Who You May Spot: First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, attendees
Hint For The Average Socialite:
We’re thrilled to announce that 5,000 people have registered to attend the Summit. And while registration is now closed for attendees, we encourage everyone to tune in via livestream on June 14th at www.theunitedstateofwomen.org.
What's Trending: #StateOfWomen @FLOTUS @Oprah @USWomen2016 In the lead-up to this year’s Summit, the White House proudly launched a video message from some incredible women who strive to level global playing field — across the world — from the silver screen to the sports arena, from non-profits to the financial sector, from the runway to the White House.