La Cumbre de Liderazgo 2019: what are we most excited about?

Events , Leadership

Our fantastic girl leaders in Latin America are active and fierce advocates in the movement for gender equity, both in their home countries and across the region. YOU are important, your voice is POWERFUL, and you are CHANGING the world for the better.

Girl Up is extremely proud to have over 100 clubs and campuses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Did you know that Mexico has the most clubs in a single country, outside the United States? The first Girl Up Leadership Summit for Latin America will take place on May 25th 2019, and Girl Up Headquarters is bursting with excitement! Lets keep up the momentum across Latin America and the Caribbean!

Here is what the Girl Up staff is most excited about for la Cumbre:

Bita, Latin America Representative (based in Mexico!)

What I’m most excited about the Mexico Summit it to meet the fierce Latin American and Caribbean girls who have done an incredible job so far with Girl Up in their communities! Nothing is more exciting than to be able to talk face to face to the girls I’ve connected through Skype, Whatsapp or any other media in the past months! I want to see them connect between each other and connect with the amazing leaders, partners, and speakers!

Rocio, Programs Associate

La Cumbre del Liderazgo es un sueño hecho realidad para mí, para el equipo de Girl Up y para cada chicx de Latinoamérica que cree en la igualdad de género. Mi historia con Girl Up comienza desde que tenía 16 años y como Chicana (mis padres son de Puebla, México) creciendo en California, EEUU, siempre quería traer Girl Up a mi pueblo en México. Estoy emocionada de conocer a todxs lxs chicxs, saber sus historias y como nostorxs podemos trabajar juntxs hacia la igualdad de género. ¡Juntxs somos más fuertes!

Julie, Senior Director

I’m excited to meet all of the amazing Girl Up Leaders throughout Mexico and Latin America who are creating change for girls in their own communities. Girl Up Leadership Summits always leave me inspired and blown away—and I know this will be the same!

Beth, Director of Communications

Estoy emocionada de conocer las chicas de todos partes de latinoamérica y oír sus historias de como toman acciones para lograr la igualdad de género en sus comunidades.

Bailey, WiSci Program Manager

Most excited to bring the inspiration, girl-power, and down right magic of a Girl Up Leadership Summit to Mexico!!

Maggie, Programs Manager

I am excited about everything! This is my first Leadership Summit, and it’s exciting to attend the inaugural Mexico Summit. I am also excited to meet our Latin America Regional Representatives and Regional Leaders. I have never been to Mexico City, so I look forward to exploring the city’s sights, history, culture, and FOOOD. My Spanish is terrible, so I guess I look forward to the extra practice!

Andrea, Clubs Fellow

Estoy muy feliz de ser parte del equipo para celebrar la Cumbre de Liderazgo en México. Soy mexicana y estadounidense, y tener la oportunidad de escuchar las experiencias de las niñas latinoamericanas es emocionante. I am most excited to listen to everyone’s story, help facilitate the amazing activities that provide girls with a safe space to exchange ideas and continue to be such an integral part of the gender equity movement in Latin America, and across the globe.


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