3 Things You Need to See From the State of Women Summit


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Earlier this week, more than 5,000 attendees gathered at the Washington Convention Center in D.C to discuss a wide-range of issues concerning women including gender equality, education, and violence. With high-profile speakers such as Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and celebrity entertainers you may have been distracted by talks of presidential shopping trips and Barack Obama’s “swagalicious” walk to remember these significant conversations.

Check out these note-worthy moments on violence against women, entrepreneurship, and diversity and representation in the media.

Jaha Dukureh, founder of Safe Hands for Girls, discusses violence against women and why defining cases of abuse as structural sexism and violence is a lazy excuse that fails women.

11-year-old Makaila Ulmer speaks briefly about how she turned a fearful moment into a dream and is changing our world with a lemonade stand.

Moderated by award-winning writer, Luvvie Ajayi of Awesomely Luvvie this panel which includes content creator, Shonda Rhimes discusses what diversity in media really means and what needs to done going forward.

View the entire summit online.

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