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.”
As a lead-up to the event, the White House has released this video introducing the diverse mix of speakers and panelists who will be participating in the two-day program. “We’ve brought together some of the most incredible women in the world to launch this movement. Today, we’ll change tomorrow,” First Lady Michelle Obama said about the Summit.
From the silver screen to the sports arena, from non-profits to the financial sector, from the runway to the White House participants include: Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Dr. Jen Welter, Leah Katz-Hernandez, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, First Lady Michelle Obama, Katie Lowes, Tina Fey, Oprah Winfrey, Connie Britton, Jessica Williams, Laverne Cox, Indra Nooyi, Dina Powell, Tory Burch, Adepero Oduye, Bellamy Young, Cecilia Munoz, Cecile Richards, Aidy Bryant, Christy Turlington, Cynthia Erivo, Valerie Jarrett, Tina Tchen, Megan Smith, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, among others.