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​Ellevate Network Announces Speakers for the 2019 Mobilize Women Summit

NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 22, 2019

Ellevate Network is pleased to announce the speakers for the 2019 Mobilize Women Summit, an event designed to bring together leaders in business, media, sports and more to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

Mobilize Women is a movement based on Ellevate Network’s purpose of achieving equality for all, by giving diverse voices, and particularly those of women, a seat at the table where decisions are made. The summit will focus on the issues that matter most to professional women – everything from redefining activism and innovating for the future to the power of empathy and changing the culture of business.

The Mobilize Women Summit is intentionally focused on creating space for the diverse perspectives of people who are not typically brought into the gender equality conversation, those whose area of expertise brings a unique outlook to the table, and those who represent diverse groups, as well as finding action-oriented solutions to some of our biggest issues of inequality, so that we can work collectively to build a better world.

Some of our speaker highlights include Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor, Obama Foundation and Attn, who will be participating in a conversation entitled Finding Your Voice with Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate Network and CEO of Ellevest; Halima Aden, Model, UNICEF Ambassador, who will lead a discussion focusing on Intersectional Identities; Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America, and formerly the first female CEO and chairman of Avon Products, Inc., who will speak about The Power of Empathy; and Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce, who will lend his expertise to a conversation about changing the culture of business.

The list of changemakers for Mobilize Women 2019 includes:

  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor, Obama Foundation and Attn
  • Halima Aden, Model, UNICEF Ambassador
  • Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America
  • Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce
  • Sallie Krawcheck, Chair, Ellevate Network; Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest
  • Janae Marie Kroc, World champion powerlifter, champion bodybuilder, published author, a U.S. Marine
  • Melanie Strong, VP / GM Nike Skateboarding
  • DeRay McKesson, Civil Rights Activist and Host, Pod Save America
  • Gitanjali Rao, America's Top Young Scientist, 2017
  • Taylor Richardson, Astronaut StarBright; advocate, speaker, philanthropist,
  • Cara Chacon, Vice President, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Patagonia
  • Emily Ladau, Editor in Chief, Rooted in Rights; Disability Rights Activist, Writer, Communications Consultant
  • Luvvie Ajayi, NYTimes best-selling Author, Digital Strategist, Podcast Host
  • Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder, B Lab
  • Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Environment & Climate Correspondent, VICE News Tonight on HBO
  • Rachel Cargle, Writer, Lecturer
  • Bev Gooden, Activist, Creator of #WhyIStayed
  • Stacey Flowers, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Eternal Optimist
  • Shareen Luze, Senior Director, Human Resources, RBC Wealth Management – U.S.
  • Ericka Kelly, Command Chief Master Sergeant for the U.S. Army Reserve
  • Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network

Ellevate believes that when ambitious, professional women who value integrity, respect and action get more opportunities — to have a voice in important conversations, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about — it ultimately benefits everyone and leads to greater equality.

The 2019 Mobilize Women Summit will cover:

Changing the Culture of Business (From Inside Out)

How can you use your social capital inside your organization? Sometimes we think change has to come from those at the top, but what is the impact middle managers, first time managers, and those coming up the ranks can have in the culture of business? And how can we support them along the way.

Intersectional Identities

Diversity has become a buzzword today--but when people talk about diversity they tend to focus on a few things — and many of these things are rooted in stereotypes. The reality is diversity has many layers, and it’s this intersectionality which makes us all different. How can we work to eradicate these stereotypes when we talk about diversity and use this mindset to help us shape a truly inclusive future?

Tackling the World's Biggest Problems

Global warming, marginalization, poverty, natural disasters.... there are so many big problems facing society today that seem irreversible and have devastating effects on our future generations. Luckily for us, this session focuses on tackling the big issues at hand, and how you can work towards a better future every day and provide real solutions to real problems - no matter what sector you are in.

Innovating the Future

They say that children are the future for a reason —they are not as restricted by the ideas many adults have that hold us back from thinking in an innovative, unique way, the world is limitless to them. We’ve learned through recent events that kids bring smart solutions to problems, prompting us to ask: “Why didn’t we think of that before?”

Other Topics You Don't Want to Miss

  • Removing The Silence (Courageous Conversations 3.0)
  • The Power of Empathy
  • Starting a Revolution (#RedefineActivism)
  • Lifetime Financial Wellness

The 2019 Mobilize Women Summit will take place on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at Metropolitan West in New York City and will be streamed live globally to expand the influence of the movement.

Ellevate Network CEO Kristy Wallace said, “After two successful years, Mobilize Women has proven to be a driving force for equality and a source of both inspiration and action-oriented solutions for attendees and beyond. This year, the summit will be bigger than ever, bringing more change-makers and thought-leaders into the same room to unite and raise their voices for equality. At Ellevate, we specialize in creating the space for intentional community, and we are looking forward to hosting our most impactful program yet with Mobilize Women 2019.”

The 2019 Mobilize Women Summit has been made possible by generous support from Prudential Financial, Inc., RBC Wealth Management – U.S., Mastercard, Lincoln Financial Group, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, IPC Systems, Inc., Gartner, NFP, and Paul Hastings. If you’re interested in supporting this year’s summit, there is still time – click here to learn more.

More about Mobilize Women
To register as an attendee for the event on June 21st in New York City, please visit the event page here. To subscribe to the Ellevate Network newsletter and be notified of local events and announcements about Mobilize Women 2019, sign up here.

To learn more about the Summit from previous years, watch the recap video here. If you’re interested in attending the event as media, please fill out this form.

About Ellevate Network

Ellevate Network is a community of professional women committed to helping each other succeed. We believe that when ambitious professional women get more opportunity — to have a voice in important conversations, to have a seat at the table where decisions are made, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about — it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world. Ellevate also works with companies committed to diversity and inclusion and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

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