2023 Girl Up USA Leadership Summit

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2023 Girl Up USA Leadership Summit

Join Girl Up in Washington, D.C., for the 2023 Girl Up USA Leadership Summit.

By Girl Up

When and where

Date and time

June 27 · 8am - June 28 · 5pm EDT


Yours Truly DC Hotel 1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC 20037

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

About this event

  • 1 day 9 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join Girl Up in Washington, D.C. for the 2023 USA Leadership Summit! This in-person event is part of our regional Leadership Summit Series, which brings Girl Up events worldwide. If you don’t live in the United States, don't worry - an event will be coming to a region near you later in 2023!

The USA Leadership Summit is open to U.S. residents, particularly students ages 13-24, and requires an application to attend. Space is limited, so be sure to apply as soon as you can. We will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis. The first round of notifications will be sent on May 17th!

Girl Up’s USA Leadership Summit will bring together more than 150 youth changemakers from around the U.S., and promises to be an incredible two days of organizing and advocating for change at home and beyond! Don’t miss the opportunity to convene with your fellow youth activists, exchange ideas in girl-and-expert-led workshops, and get inspired by an incredible line-up of speakers advancing the movement for gender justice! After two days, you’ll leave with the knowledge, skills, and new friendships necessary to take your leadership skills to the next level.

Tuesday’s programming will feature keynotes and conversations with powerhouse leaders across the gender justice space and interactive workshops where you’ll learn how to further accelerate social change. On Wednesday, join a hands-on Day of Action workshop and develop your leadership skills to build and lead a global and intersectional movement for change.

The USA Leadership Summit will take place in person in Washington, D.C. and will include opportunities for engaging with attendees of Girl Up’s virtual Global Leadership Summit. Please indicate in your registration if you would like accommodations for a disability.

Can't make it to the in-person USA Leadership Summit? No worries! We will also be hosting a virtual Global Leadership Summit on June 27th. For more information, check out our Zoom Events page here! You can also get excited for Leadership Summit by watching conversations from past Summits on our YouTube Channel @girlup and on our Instagram page @girlup

Who should apply to attend:

  • Youth ages 13-24 who are passionate about gender justice
  • United States residents
  • Haven't been a part of Girl Up in the past? No worries, now is your chance!
  • Application is open to self-identified girls – cis or trans – and individuals who identify as gender queer, fluid, non-conforming, non-binary, as well as agender, in transition, and/or questioning their gender identity

How is Girl Up evaluating applications:

  • We will be evaluating applicants and accepting participants in order to build a diverse group of attendees for this event, representing a wide range of geographies, identities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • The first round of notifications will be sent on May 17th!

What is the cost to attend:

  • There is a $100 fee to register and attend this event. You will not be asked to pay anything up front as we have an application process. Once we've reviewed applications we will notify you if you have been selected to attend or not. At that point your registration fee is due. We will offer financial aid to some participants, so please be sure to fill out that section of the registration form if you know you will need financial assistance to attend. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Check out our Summit FAQ page here for all your in-person questions.

Check out the virtual Leadership Summit FAQ page here.

Please email events@girlup.org with any questions or concerns.

About Girl Up

Girl Up is a girl-centered leadership development initiative working to advance gender justice worldwide. We believe that when girls and women are in positions of leadership, they work to create a more just and equitable world for everyone.

Founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, Girl Up operates a global network of regional affiliates and serves 195K girls in 152 countries.

The Girl Up USA Leadership Summit presented by P&G and its brands Always, Olay and Secret

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