Girl Up Hosts First-Ever Leadership Summit in the United Kingdom: Shay Mitchell, Scarlett Curtis, and More Speaking at Day-Long Event for Girl Leaders

Summit bringing together more than 100 girls from around the United Kingdom and Europe to learn from influential leaders and fellow youth activists

(LONDON, OCT 26) Girl Up is hosting its first Leadership Summit in the United Kingdom on October 27 in London, convening a gathering of activists, influencers, business leaders, and Girl Up Club members for a day of discussion and programming focused on activism and advocacy for gender equality.

More than 100 girl attendees of the Girl Up Leadership Summit, United Kingdom will hear from experts in the intersectional global feminist movement for gender equality. Key speakers include actress, activist, and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell, author and activist Scarlett Curtis, Executive Director for UN Women UK Claire Barnett, Malala Fund CEO Farah Mohamed, broadcaster Charlie Webster, vlogger Hannah Witton, and more. The Summit will include panels, inspiring hands-on workshops, and a book signing by Scarlett Curtis, curator of Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies).

“We’re thrilled to be hosting our signature Girl Up Leadership Summit in London,” says Melissa Kilby, Co-Executive Director, Girl Up. “We’re excited to highlight the voices of girl changemakers leading our movement in the United Kingdom and Europe while bringing together leaders across industries who are advancing progress for girls and women around the world.” said Anna Blue, Co-Executive Director, Girl Up.

The Summit was made possible thanks to the generous support of Girl Up partners Disney, Oath, and Kellogg’s® Special K®.

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About Girl Up
Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and 2,500 Girl Up Clubs in more than 100 countries, we’ve trained 40,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs, girls broaden their social impact skill set, benefit from a platform to tell their stories, and apply STEM for social good. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, help raise millions of dollars to support United Nations programs that reach tens of thousands of girls around the world, and build community-based movements. Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide. Learn more at

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