Home / Events / Unite the Midwest… Unite the Midwest Summit Share Page Join us for the first ever Girl Up Unite the Midwest to learn how to be an activist for global gender equality! We invite you to join us on September 28th for the Midwest’s first “Girl Up Unite the Midwest” all-day event at Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago. This event will bring together high-school and college students from around the Midwest to learn new leadership and advocacy skills. You will hear from fantastic keynote speakers, hone your leadership skills, learn how to start or expand your Girl Up Club, participate in a variety of workshops, and so much more! At this one day event you will meet other attendees who are interested in feminism and breaking social norms to promote gender equality in their communities. You will walk away with inspiring messages from our speakers and tangible skills to turn your passion into action. Some of our speakers include Anna Blue, Co-Executive Director of Girl Up, Julie Smolyansky, CEO Lifeway Foods, Felicia Davis, President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women, Blair Brettschneider, Founder & Executive Director of Girl Forward, Annie Warshaw, CEO of Mission Propelle, and much more. You’ll also get the chance to participate in workshops with Young Chicago Authors and Girl Up staff on storytelling and advocacy.