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Ellevate Network Announces 2020 Mobilize Women Summit in New York


Ellevate Network, the leading community for women at work, will host its fourth annual Mobilize Women Summit in New York City next June. 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.

Designed to create a space for thoughtful discussions on pressing issues facing the world today, Mobilize Women has become the standard for diversity on stage. The event showcases thought leaders in business, media, sports, science and other disciplines and challenges the traditional way we solve problems.

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 summit is intentionally focused on creating space for the diverse perspectives of people who are not typically brought into the gender equality conversation and finding action-oriented solutions to some of our biggest issues of inequality so that we can work collectively to build a better world.

The 2020 Mobilize Women Summit will take place on Friday, June 26th, 2020 in New York City and will be streamed live globally to expand the influence of the movement.

“There is something ultimately powerful about Mobilize Women. After three successful years, the Summit has proven to be a driving force for change, providing action-oriented solutions and inspiration to everyone who believes in the power we have as leaders to create a world that is just and offers equal opportunities to all,” said Kristy Wallace, Ellevate Network CEO. “At Ellevate, we believe we can solve any problem if we have the right group of people putting their mind, influence and social capital behind it. That’s why we intentionally create opportunities for our community to find those who can support them, provide advice, and connections to a multitude of business opportunities. We believe that together, we can change the culture of business.”

In 2019 Mobilize Women brought together more than 600 professionals, featured 35 speakers, and covered topics ranging from Tackling the World’s Biggest Problems, The Power of Empathy, Mental Strength and Resilience, Speaking Truth to Power and more. Past speakers at Mobilize Women include:

  • Andrea Jung, President, and CEO, Grameen America
  • Ajay Banga, CEO, and President, Mastercard
  • DeRay Mckesson, Activist, and Host, Pod Save America
  • Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist
  • Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab
  • Halima Aden, Model and UNICEF Ambassador
  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor for the Obama Foundation and Attn:
  • Carly Patterson, American Olympic Gold Medalist for Gymnastics
  • Jessica Bennett, Author of Feminist Fight Club
  • Susan Chira, Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project
  • Haben Girma, Disability Rights Lawyer, Author, and Speaker

Limited sessions from Mobilize Women 2019 are being re-streamed to the public, you can register to attend online here.

2020 Summit topics, speakers and sponsors will be announced in the coming months. Early bird ticket sales are open, you can register as an attendee for the event here.

Mobilize Women 2020 is made possible by generous support from London Stock Exchange Group and Lincoln Financial Group. If you’re interested in supporting next year’s summit as a sponsor, there are limited opportunities available – click here to learn more.

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