Following the first-ever United State of Women Summit sponsored by President Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls, former senior presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett announced the launch of the Galvanize Program to bring conversations to communities across the country.
“[T]oday The United State of Women is launching the Galvanize Program to build on the momentum of the Summit and bring the conversation to communities across the country,” Jarrett said in a statement. “Galvanize will host mini-United State of Women Summits in six cities over the next year, bringing people together to discuss the challenges that women face and empower participants to become the next generation of local and national leaders. These summits will provide women with the tools and training they need to organize, to advocate for policy solutions, to run for office or to become an entrepreneur.”
The Galvanize Program will start with seminars in Chicago, Columbus and Atlanta, and will include workshops on critical local and national issues, skills training and an engagement fair. Attendees choose their track based on interests to receive in-depth and skills-based training developed by partner organizations.
With the launch of the Galvanize Program, Jarrett and the United State of Women are pledging to work across America to support women, defend progress and make lasting change toward gender equality.