Girl Up, a campaign by the United Nations Foundation, is hosting its 2020 virtual leadership summit on Monday, 13 July to Wednesday, 15 July. The three-day event will feature global leaders, change makers, and allies who are committed to engaging teenage girls in conversations on gender equality. Special guests and speakers include Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Nadia Murad, and Chloe x Halle — and it's completely free to attend.
The focus for this year's Girl Up leadership summit is "We Need To Talk", and aims to connect the global movement for gender equality. The three-day agenda and lineup of speakers is impressive. In addition to Michelle Obama, Megan, Duchess of Sussex, 2018 Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad, and musicians Chloe x Halle, attendees will get a front row seat to listen to inspiring thoughts from the director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Facebook COO and founder of Leaninin.org Sheryl Sandberg, Iranian-American historian Nina Ansary, Zimbabwean-American educator Tererai Trent — and some of our favourite celebrities like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Storm Reid, and Jameela Jamil.
Ahead, a closer look at some of the headlining speakers, and make sure to reserve your free ticket at Eventbrite.