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Valerie Jarrett, Tina Tchen announce second United State of Women Summit in L.A.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

"On Wednesday, the two announced they will co-host a second United State of Women Summit in 2018, to be held in Los Angeles on May 5th and 6th. Like the inaugural gathering two years ago, this one will bring together organizations and advocates focused on issues affecting women and girls: the gender pay gap, campus sexual assault and accessibility to child care and health care. The line-up of speakers thus far includes actor and activist Jane Fonda, Me Too Movement founder Tarana Burke and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.

...With a second summit, Tchen said she hopes to harness the energy among many American women that has built over the past year, starting with the Women's March in January 2017 and carrying through #MeToo and the #TimesUp movement.

'We’re really trying to provide some infrastructure and support and connectivity to that energy,' Tchen said.

But the forum lingo won't be limited to the way issues affecting women and girls are discussed in activist circles. United State of Women is meant to level the playing field, Brooks said, to make sure the big-wig CEOs are talking to one another as much as the local business owners."

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