Ellevate Network Announces Newest Speaker Lineup, Sponsors, and Special Honoree Debra Messing to the 2018 Mobilizing the Power of Women Summit

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Ellevate Network will be honoring Debra Messing for her outstanding activist work at the Summit in NYC in June, also streamed online globally.

The annual summit brings together thousands of people across a variety of professions, backgrounds, experiences, expertise, and opinions.

This Summit has shown to be a catalyst for change on the individual and collective level, and we’re extremely honored to be continuing its legacy in 2018.

Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, is holding its second annual Mobilizing the Power of Women Summit on June 21st in New York City. The event will convene the most powerful and courageous voices for gender equality, with special attention to bringing diverse voices to the table, having open and honest dialogue, and leaving the event with actionable takeaways.

The Mobilizing the Power of Women Summit brings together thousands of people across a variety of professions, backgrounds, experiences, expertise, and opinions -- to bring to light the state of gender inequity in the world and come up with actionable solutions to the issue. The program is designed to engage people from a variety of backgrounds to take action: business leaders, activists, parents, those working in government, corporate, and non-profit jobs, educators, scientists, media, people interested in politics, finance, gender dynamics, and more.

“Ellevate Network works to make the world a better place by using the power of community,” said Ellevate Network CEO Kristy Wallace, “This Summit has shown to be a catalyst for change on the individual and collective level, and we’re extremely honored to be continuing its legacy in 2018. We look forward to the day of the Summit, as well as the influence the Summit brings following the event itself.”

The newest additions of changemakers for Mobilizing the Power of Women 2018 include:

Alina Cho, Contributor, CBS Sunday Morning
Allison Green, Chief Diversity Officer, Lincoln Financial Network
Bernadette Aulestia, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, HBO
Charlotte A. Burrows, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Debra Messing, Actor, Activist, International Woman of Change Honoree
Eliana Murillo, Founder and Head of Multicultural Marketing, Google
Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune Magazine
KR Liu, US Congressional Awarded Hearing Loss Advocate
Margaret Keane, President and CEO, Synchrony
Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer, Levo

At this year's Summit, Ellevate Network is pleased to present its first International Woman of Change Award to Debra Messing for her activism. The award is designed to recognize a special woman who uses her platform to advocate and to create a more equitable and just world for other women.

This event has been made possible by generous support from Lincoln Financial Group, Gartner, and Magee Women’s Research, Ketel One Vodka, AppNexus, and RBC Wealth Management. If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s Summit, there is still time. Contact corporate(at)ellevatenetwork(dot)com.

To register as an attendee for the event on June 21st in New York City, please visit the event page here. To sign up for the global live stream, click here. To subscribe to the Ellevate Network newsletter and be notified of local events and announcements about Mobilizing the Power of Women 2018, sign up here.

To learn more about last year’s Summit, watch the recap video here. If you’re interested in attending the event as media, fill out this form.

About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a global network of professional women committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate also works with companies committed to gender diversity and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

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