Girl Up Leadership Summit to Bring Together Girl Advocates from 24 Countries, Global Leaders, Celebrities, and Gender Equality Advocates

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Summit is the largest, most global one yet, and is bringing together almost 400 girls from 35 states and 24 countries to learn from each other, participate in interactive workshops, & advocate for girls globally from July 9-11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

As the global movement for gender equality continues to grow, almost 400 girls from across the United States and around the world will gather to advocate for the rights of girls in their communities and around the world.

Girl Up, housed by the United Nations Foundation, will hold its seventh annual Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., bringing together celebrities, industry leaders, and almost 400 youth from 35 states and 24 countries, including Brazil, New Zealand, China, and France. At this “by girls, for girls” summit, attendees will receive leadership training, learn skills to make their voices heard, and finally take their message to Capitol Hill to advocate for girls both in their own communities and around the world.

Who:
Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE
Monique Coleman, Girl Up Champion, Actress known for her role in High School Musical Bob Bland, Co-President, Women’s March
Wade Davis, Former NFL Athlete
Brooklyn & Bailey, Girl Up Champions, YouTube stars
Corinne Foxx, Actress, Model, and Activist
Aija Mayrock, Spoken Word Poet
Kate T. Parker, Photographer, Creator of STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY
Brea Baker, National Youth Organizer, Women’s March
Nza-Ari Khepra, Co-Founder of Wear Orange and Project Orange Tree
Julie Carrier, CEO, Girls Lead Worldwide
Girl Up Teen Advisors and teens from around the world

Where:
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Atrium Hall
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
*Use the 14th St. entrance at the fountain, located between Constitution & Pennsylvania Ave.

The Summit will also be livestreamed at GirlUp.org/Summit

July 9-11, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For additional information on the Girl Up Leadership Summit click here.

To RSVP or arrange interviews, contact Beth Nervig | bnervig@unfoundation.org | 507-951- 8855

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