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2021 Girl Up Leadership Summit FAQs

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How can I register for the virtual 2021 Girl Up Leadership Summit?

Register HERE for the 2021 Girl Up Leadership Summit.

Please register as a General Attendee if you are an adult attendee over the age of 25. If you are under the age of 25 please register as a Youth Attendee.

What platform will the virtual 2021 Girl Up Leadership Summit be hosted on? Do I need to download anything?

The Summit will be hosted in the Hopin virtual event platform. You will only need access to a web browser and internet to attend the Summit. No downloads are necessary.

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When will programming begin and end?

The schedule for the virtual Leadership Summit is as follows:

July 7-12, 2021

Leadership Summit Tour events in

July 7 – North America

July 8 – Latin America & the Caribbean

July 9 – Europe

July 10 – Sub-Saharan Africa

July 11 – Middle East & North Africa

July 12 – Asia & Oceania

July 13, 2021

10:00 – 1:00 PM ET Live programming

2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Workshops*

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Inspire Sessions* (girl-led discussions)

4:00 – 5:00 PM ET Inspire Sessions* (girl-led discussions)

5:00 – 6:00 PM ET Networking Round* (1on1 conversations)

8:30 – 9:30 PM ET Networking Round* (1on1 conversations)

10:00 PM – 12:30 AM ET Live programming

July 14, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 AM ET Workshops*

8:00 – 9:00 AM ET Inspire Sessions* (girl-led discussions)

9:00 – 10:00 AM ET Inspire Sessions* (girl-led discussions)

10:00 – 12:30 PM ET Day of Action* (6 concurrent tracks)

Program schedule for the Day of Action on July 14th will be provided to those that register for those sessions. Registration for Day of Action will open soon.


*This programming is just for Youth Attendees (ages 13-25).

The Summit is too early, or too late for me, how do I still participate?

All Virtual Summit live content will be available on demand after the sessions end on the Girl Up YouTube channel.

I need financial assistance in order to attend the virtual summit, is that something you provide?

Yes. Financial assistance for the 2021 Girl Up Leadership Summit is made possible by Booz Allen Hamilton. When you register for Summit be sure to answer the question concerning financial assistance. It will be provided on a limited basis, so we encourage you to register early to ensure you have access.

What languages will programming be available in?

For the live programming on Tuesday, July 13th interpretation and captioning will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and English. Captioning will also be available in those languages for the Leadership Summit Tour events on July 7-12 and for the workshops and Day of Action sessions.

When will the program agenda be available?

We will share the finalized program as the event draws closer! Stay tuned to Girl Up’s Instagram for special speaker announcements.

How do I get information on sponsoring this event or partnering with Girl Up?

If you or your company is interested in partnering with Girl Up on this event or future projects please contact us at PARTNERSHIPS@GIRLUP.ORG.

What are the Safety and Security measures Girl Up is taking for this virtual Summit?

All registrants for the 2021 Girl Up Leadership Summit are required to agree to the GIRL UP’S SAFETY & SECURITY POLICY AND CODE OF CONDUCT.

Virtual Programming Safety & Security Guidelines

The safeguarding of all participants, especially youth, is Girl Up’s top priority for all virtual and in-person programming. In order to ensure the safety and security of all youth participants during virtual programming, Girl Up staff will adjust settings of virtual platforms such that there is no opportunity for unmonitored interaction between panelists and the audience, or amongst the audience.

To do this, Girl Up staff will adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All questions/comments/chats will be moderated by Girl Up staff;
  • Participants at Girl Up virtual events will have the option of sharing their private information (including their full name, photo and/or video) made visible to any other audience member or even panelists but Girl Up will never require this;
  • Reminder of Girl Up Safety & Security policies will be added to registration, on the virtual Girl Up Summit homepage, and included in key locations within the virtual event platform.
  • All participants will be prompted in the registration process for this event to agree to the below Code of Conduct highlighting a policy of zero tolerance and no cyber bullying or inappropriate content.

Participants can report any concerns or inappropriate content or behavior to Girl Up at  SAFETY@GIRLUP.ORG and they will be immediately addressed.

Code of Conduct

The expected behavior outline below details the expectations for all event attendees and participants. Cooperation is expected from everyone, and organizers will actively enforce this code throughout this event. Violations will be taken seriously and Girl Up reserves the right to remove participants from the virtual event and ban them from future online engagements if they breach the Code of Conduct.

Expected Behavior

You will behave in a way as to create a safe and supportive environment for all Girl Up virtual event participants (including Moderators, Speakers, and Attendees).

You will not engage in disruptive speech or behavior or otherwise interfere with the virtual event or other individuals’ participation in the event.

You will not engage in any form of discrimination, bullying or harassment of any kind, including online, emotional or sexual harassment; hate speech; or rude behavior of any kind. Girl Up has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination or harassment. Any participant who does not follow these guidelines will be removed from the event. 

You will comply with the instructions of the moderator and any Girl Up virtual event staff.

You will comply with all applicable laws.

Girl Up’s Commitment to Inclusion

All Girl Up programs are open and inclusive of any youth regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, political belief, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability, religion, or any other identity. Respect, tolerance and understanding of others’ backgrounds and beliefs must be exemplified at all times.

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