2019 Leadership Summit

Join hundreds of young leaders from across the U.S. and around the world for our 2019 Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.


Amb. Melanne Verveer

Executive Director, Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace, and Security and former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues

She worked to ensure that women’s participation and rights are fully integrated into U.S. foreign policy, and she played a leadership role in the Administration’s...

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Ashley Bordas

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Invest in Girls

Ashley is the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Invest in Girls (IIG). Ashley joins IIG with nine years of fundraising experience and extensive managerial...

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Charlotte Flair

WWE Superstar

She may be the daughter of 16-time World Champion Ric Flair, but Charlotte Flair is carving out a path of greatness all her own. Displaying a level of athleticism...

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Chris Mosier

Team USA Athlete & Founder, transathelete.com

Chris Mosier is a trailblazing athlete, coach, and the founder of TransAthlete.com. In 2015, he became the first openly trans man to make a Men’s US National...

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DJ Annie Red

DJ & Activist

DJ Annie Red is a 10 year old Award Winning DJ from Brooklyn, New York. She is professionally trained at the NYC DJ Scratch Academy. She is the recipient of the...

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Jessamyn Stanley

Entrepreneur & Author, Every Body Yoga

Jessamyn Stanley is an award-winning yoga instructor, body positivity advocate, and author of ‘Every Body Yoga.’ She empowers her audience of over...

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Jodie Patterson

Author & Activist

I’m a mother of five and an active LGBTQI advocate who’s been recognized by Hillary Clinton, GLAAD, Family Circle magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo,...

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Mariana Atencio

Journalist & Author

Mariana Atencio is an author and journalist, renowned public speaker, influencer, and award-winning news personality. As a first-generation immigrant who fled...

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Monique Coleman

Actress, Producer, & Emmy-Nominated Host

Monique is an actor, producer, and Emmy-nominated Host. She’s most recognized as Taylor Mckessie in Disney’s High School Musical franchise. However, she’s...

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Rita Angel Taylor

Recording Artist & Music Performer

A Girl Called RAT “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves,” said Shakespeare. 11-year-old recording artist Rita Angel Taylor, RAT, inherently...

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Wade Davis

Former NFL Player, Corporate Inclusion Advisor & Educator

Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT...

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