On June 14th and 15th, the White House convened and hosted its inaugural United State of Women Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Speakers included President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi and various other powerhouse champions for the advancement of women and girls. “Solution Seminars” (breakout sessions) highlighted the six pillars of the Summit, i.e., economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship & innovation and leadership & civic engagement.
Over 10,000 nominations were submitted by or on behalf of women around the world for an opportunity to attend the inaugural launch which celebrated the work being done by women’s rights advocates to advance the global state of women. In acknowledgment of our Founder, R. Evon Idahosa’s work via Pathfinders, she was one of the ‘Nominated Changemakers’ chosen to attend the Summit. Congratulations! #StateOfWomen