Women Investing in Women Joins 1st United State of Women Summit
When women do better, everyone does better. And standing together—standing united—is our best path to helping women thrive. That's the idea behind the first United State of Women Summit, which will bring together some of the most extraordinary women from around the country and world (including a team from Women Investing in Women Digital!) on June 14. Organized by White House Council on Women and Girls, the gathering will revolve around six central pillars of discussion: economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation, and leadership and civic engagement.
In a video announcing the summit, women leaders including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Williams, Tina Fey, Meryl Streep and more discuss women's role in the country and world. The women point out many areas women have advanced in recent years: earning more college
degrees than ever, coding in larger numbers, leading businesses, fighting for freedom and, as Winfrey says, "Turning struggle into strength" countless times. Women will continue to fight for pay equality, bodily autonomy, safety, equality in business and everywhere else, and so much more. They always have. The idea of the summit is to come together—and to exhort women and men everywhere to stand together, and stand with us.
"We stand stronger when we stand together," Obama said in the video. The first lady will join Winfrey in a conversation June 14 entitled "Trailblazing the Path for the Next Generation of Women."
We're thrilled to share that the summit will also include our very own founder, Anu Bhardwaj; her daughter, Arya Bhardwaj; and Michelle Jaffee, host of the "Women Investing in Women in Girls" radio show. We're honored to be included, and so proud that these amazing women will be representing Women Investing in Women Digital—and economic empowerment for all women and girls—at the summit.
Because, as Tina Fey says, "We're not done. We're definitely not done."