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United States Of Women Speakers Announced for the Philadelphia Summit in November



(Washington, D.C.) — Fresh off the second United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles, USOW will be gathering in Philadelphia, on November 17, 2018 as part of the Galvanize Program, to spur women into action in their local communities and beyond. During the program, attendees will hear from local activists, organizers, and experts on the issues impacting women and communities in Pennsylvania and nationwide.

The United State of Women is announcing our first set of speakers including:

  • Marley Dias, Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, Author & Activist

  • Deesha Dyer, Senior Executive, Ford Foundation, and former White House Social Secretary

  • Linda Sarsour, National Organizer, Women’s March and Co-founder, MPower Change

  • Tina Tchen, Partner, Buckley Sandler, LLP, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Co-Founder, Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund

The Galvanize Pennsylvania program is co-chaired locally by Desiree Peterkin Bell, Helen Cunningham and Lisa Nutter. Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf will serve as the honorary co-chair for the Galvanize Pennsylvania program.

Attendees will choose one of four tracks based on their interests to receive in-depth and skills-based training developed by national partner organizations. Tracks include:

  • Entrepreneurship powered by BRAVA Investments

  • Leadership powered by Courtney A. Seard

  • Running for Office powered by VoteRunLead

  • Grassroots Organizing

Attendees will leave with the tools and knowledge to activate and mobilize locally and nationally and will hear from leaders in their communities who are working to increase gender equity in Pennsylvania and around the country, showing how women and girls can plug into action right away. The host committee in Pennsylvania has created a theme around “where we are, where we are going, and how we will get there”, to discuss that specific action.

USOW has hosted previous Galvanize regional events in Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, and Atlanta, GA in 2017 and Miami, FL in 2018 with additional events slated later in the year including in Albuquerque, NM, as part of the United State of Women’s nationwide mobilization to spur women into action in our local communities.

The United State of Women’s Galvanize Program in Pennsylvania is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, American Airlines, Land of Distraction, Moore College of Art and Design and DP Bell and Associates. Additional sponsor and speaker announcements will be forthcoming.

For additional details about the Galvanize Pennsylvania, including registration details, visit the Eventbrite page.

For sponsorship and partnership opportunities of Galvanize Pennsylvania, visit  website.

For more information on the United State of Women’s Galvanize Program, visit and follow @USOWomen.




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