Encontro de Lideranças 2019

Join hundreds of young leaders from across the U.S. and around the world for our 2019 Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.

Speakers

A’Dorian Murray-Thomas

Founder and Executive Director, She WINS Inc.

A’Dorian Murray-Thomas is the Founder and CEO of SHE Wins Inc., a leadership and social action organization for middle and high school girls in Newark, New...

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Aija Mayrock

Author, Poet, Activist

Aija Mayrock is the #1 bestselling author of ‘The Survival Guide to Bullying’, a motivational speaker, performer and writer. Aija began writing her...

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Alexa Fischer

Founder & CEO, Wishbeads

Wishbeads founder Alexa Fischer is an actress, coach, author, and motivational speaker whose work helps people go after their dreams, build their confidence,...

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Alexandria Villaseñor

Activist

Alexandria Villaseñor is a 13-year-old climate justice activist located in New York City. She is involved with the Fridays For Future movement that was sparked...

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Amb. Melanne Verveer

Executive Director, Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace, and Security and former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues

She worked to ensure that women’s participation and rights are fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy, and she played a leadership role in the Administration’s...

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Anu Jain

Vice President, Community Relations Viome

Anu Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to make a positive impact in the world. She is passionate about empowering girls and women and health and...

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Anya Alvarez

Former LPGA Golfer

Anya Alvarez is a former professional golfer on the LPGA who found a passion in helping other female athletes find and use their voice. She founded MajorLeague...

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Ashley Bordas

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Invest in Girls

Ashley is the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Invest in Girls (IIG). Ashley joins IIG with nine years of fundraising experience and extensive managerial...

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Ava Marshall

Poet, Writer, Activist

Ava Marshall lives in Texas, although she will be attending New York University in the fall. She’s a 17-year-old aspiring actress and author, President...

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Ayesha

Girls' Rights Advocate

Ayesha is a 21-year-old who has been advocating for women and girls’ right to education, protection and livelihood in Sierra Leone. Ayesha has been involved...

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Brea Baker

Director of Programs at Inspire Justice

Brea Baker is a queer black millennial woman working at the intersections of race, gender identity, public safety, and community. While currently working as Director...

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Cathy Hughes

Founder and Chairperson, Urban One, Inc.

Cathy Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one – one woman, one vision, one company – Urban One. Urban One, Inc., formerly known...

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Charlotte Flair

WWE Superstar

She may be the daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair, but Charlotte Flair is carving out a path of greatness all her own. Displaying a level of athleticism...

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Charlotte Hayes

Consultant, Deloitte

Obama Administration, deputy assistant secretary, U. S. Dept of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management; Vice President (and...

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Chris Mosier

Team USA Athlete & Founder, transathelete.com

Chris Mosier is a trailblazing athlete, coach, and the founder of TransAthlete.com. In 2015, he became the first openly trans man to make a Men’s US National...

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Cierra Glaude

Filmmaker

Filmmaker Reigning from Mobile, Alabama, Cierra ‘SHOOTER’ Glaudé is a southern belle whose heart & hustle has landed her on crews of features &...

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Deja Foxx

Activist

Deja is an activist and student at Columbia University. Recently, she won Teen Vogue 21 under 21, and she’s on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a...

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DJ Annie Red

DJ & Activist

DJ Annie Red is a 10 year old Award Winning DJ from Brooklyn, New York. She is professionally trained at the NYC DJ Scratch Academy. She is the recipient of the...

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Dr. Knatokie Ford

Founder and CEO, FlySci Enterprise

In her remarkable career, Dr. Knatokie Ford, biomedical researcher and former Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy,...

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Ekhlas Ahmed

Activist

Ekhlas Ahmed is a refugee and activist from Sudan, a teacher at Westbrook Middle School and the vice president and co-founder of Darfur Youth of Tomorrow. She...

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Emily Scarlett

Communications and Sustainability Manager H&M USA

Emily Scarlett is the Communications and Sustainability Manager for H&M’s operations in the United States, she works with external and internal stakeholders...

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Geneva Peschka

Documentary Filmmaker and Community Manager, The Wing

For the past 10 years Geneva has worked in the feature animation, commercial and documentary production world. She is most passionate about the power of human...

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Hibatu

Girls' Rights Advocate

Hiba is a young girls’ and women’s rights advocate from Ghana where she lives with her parents and siblings who support and inspire her to champion girls’...

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Ibtihaj Muhammad

US Olympic Medalist, Author, and Entrepreneur

Ibtihaj Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World...

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Jessamyn Stanley

Entrepreneur & Author, Every Body Yoga

Jessamyn Stanley is an award-winning yoga instructor, body positivity advocate, and author of ‘Every Body Yoga.’ She empowers her audience of over...

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Jodie Patterson

Author & Activist

I’m a mother of five and an active LGBTQI advocate who’s been recognized by Hillary Clinton, GLAAD, Family Circle magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo,...

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Julie Carrier

CEO, Girls Lead Worldwide

@juliecarrier

Seen on NBC’s Today Show and in The New York Times and Boston Globe, Julie Carrier is a global authority on leadership development and confidence for girls....

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Kathryn Karol

Vice President, Global Government & Corporate Affairs

Kathryn Dickey Karol is a vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for global government and corporate affairs. In this position, she leads a team...

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Mariana Atencio

Journalist & Author

Mariana Atencio is an author and journalist, renowned public speaker, influencer, and award-winning news personality. As a first-generation immigrant who fled...

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Marisa Nightingale

Media Strategist for Social Change; Collaborator, Center for Scholars and Storytellers

Marisa Nightingale is a nationally-recognized expert at harnessing the power of popular media to drive social change. She has two decades of experience in forging...

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Marjan Naderi

Poet

Marjan Naderi holds titles of being a 5-time Grand Slam Champion winner, the Library of Congress’s 2018 National Book Festival Poetry Slam Champion, 2-time...

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Meg DeLoatch

Creator/Executive Producer

Meg DeLoatch is a Hollywood veteran who’s written and produced a variety of hit shows during her career. She is the creator and executive producer of a new...

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Monique Coleman

Actress, Producer, & Emmy-Nominated Host

Monique is an actor, producer, and Emmy-nominated Host. She’s most recognized as Taylor Mckessie in Disney’s High School Musical franchise. However, she’s...

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Nadia Nazar

Zero Hour Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, and Art Director

Nadia Nazar is a 17 year old artist and youth climate activist. She is the Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, and Art Director of the youth led climate organization,...

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Radha Muthiah

President & CEO

Radha Muthiah currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Food Bank. As CEO, she leads a team that distributes over 30 million meals of...

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley

U.S. House of Representatives (MA-07)

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and a survivor. On November 6, 2018, Congresswoman Pressley was elected to represent...

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Rita Angel Taylor

Recording Artist & Music Performer

A Girl Called RAT “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves,” said Shakespeare. 11-year-old recording artist Rita Angel Taylor, RAT, inherently...

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Soledad O’Brian

CEO of Starfish Media Group & Host of Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program...

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Sonya Deville

WWE Superstar

Put your hair up and square up because Sonya Deville is looking for a fight. With a background in MMA, Deville uses her knowledge of striking and submission holds...

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Stephanie McMahon

Chief Brand Officer, WWE

@StephMcMahon

As Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon is responsible for working with WWE’s business units to support key growth initiatives and represents WWE as its global...

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Tiffany Drake

Executive Director, Girls Opportunity Alliance

Tiffany Drake is the Executive Director of the Global Girls Alliance, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s program to support global adolescent girls’ education...

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Wade Davis

Former NFL Player, Corporate Inclusion Advisor & Educator

Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT...

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Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman

Founder and CEO, El HaLev

Yehudit is the founder and the current CEO of El HaLev, a nationally recognized non-profit organization in Israel, dedicated to providing self-defense and martial...

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