Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Soledad O’Brien, and Rosario Dawson will be a few of the featured speakers at the Its Time 2015: The Partnership Summit to Elevate Women’s Leadership in May!
According to PR Newswire, It’s Time Network, will be bringing together these women and more for the summit to be held on May 1-3 in Baltimore. In addition to Mrs. Carter, Soledad, and Rosario, 53 other speakers and panelists will discuss women leadership issues. Session topics will include partnership between men and women, building a fair economy, why it makes both business and social sense to “invest in girls, the complexities of fair pay, environmental issues, how to use political influence, and the increasing global presence of women leaders. Soledad herself will give an address (“Investing in Girls is the Solution to Global Poverty”) and will facilitate the panel discussion, “Empowering Girls and Women: Backing Research with Resources.”
Some organizations partnering with It’s Time Network for the summit, include The Carter Center, Women Donors Network, Global Fund for Women, Women Moving Millions, Women’s Funding Network, Let Girls Lead and Girls Inc.
“At the summit, women and men will discuss collective action to ensure women’s voices and leadership are included in the most pressing issues of our time,” says Betsy Hall McKinney, founder of It’s Time Network.
“The summit will begin an inclusive dialogue about women’s leadership across social, economic, gender and racial lines,” said Mrs. Carter. “Times of upheaval require not just more leadership but more leaders. People at all organizational levels, whether anointed or self-appointed, must be empowered to share leadership responsibilities.”
To register for the summit or for more information, go to www.ItsTime2015.com.
I love summits and workshops like this. To me, it’s important that women join together and support each other, as well as engage in dialogue about what we can do collectively to create better lives and opportunities for women in this country.
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