Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett sent the below message to the White House email list to invite people to join in the first United State of Women Summit. Didn't get the message? Sign up for updates here.
Here's why we're talking about the #StateofWomen today:
Women are increasingly serving as leaders throughout industry, civil society, and government — but we know that we cannot rest until we tackle the critical issues that still prevent women and girls from reaching their true potential.
That's the whole idea behind today's main event: The United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., a large-scale effort to celebrate our great strides toward equality while addressing the challenges that remain.
We're bringing together experts, advocates, grassroots organizers, and business leaders on issues that affect women and girls, including special guests like Nancy Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes, and Connie Britton.
Here's how you can join us:
You can watch events from throughout the day, from President Obama's remarks, to the Vice President's remarks, to First Lady Michelle Obama's conversation with Oprah Winfrey.
You'll also hear from extraordinary women and men who are sharing their stories and ideas for the future, including Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation, Kerry Washington of Scandal, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code, and many more.
Hope you're excited for what is sure to be a fascinating and inspiring day — I know I am.
Thanks for all you do,
The White House