United State of Women Summit Recap

This past Saturday, we attended the 2018 United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles with Ideal Woman creator Allie Pohl, a trailblazer passionate about female empowerment. The Summit was a powerful gathering and celebration of those who are breaking barriers in their respective fields. As a Community Partner, we connected with leading organizations and over 5,000 women, girls, and allies committed to finding solutions to gender inequity. The Summit highlighted how far we have come and the progress that has already been made, but it also emphasized how far we still need to go in order to break the barriers that stand between women and full equality.

We were honored and humbled to be among some truly incredible women. With a spectacular lineup of keynote speakers including Michelle Obama, Jane Fonda, and Sophia Bush, discussions about women-specific issues were enlightening and motivating. They centered around how to shift perceptions about women in the world and how to empower people to become effective agents of change. During her panel, Sophia Bush reminded us that everyone has an audience through the reach of social media, and encouraged people not to wait for anything – whatever it is they want to change, they can do it NOW.

Although the day was marked by many inspiring moments, our favorite one was meeting and interacting with all the people who visited our booth and allowed us to share our mission with them. There are few things more motivating than meeting others who believe in the importance of intimate health services and want to help provide refugees with access to it.

Thank you to United State of Women for having us as a Community Partner, and thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat with us at our booth. We’re feeling inspired by the change makers we met and energized to break down the barriers that hold women back. We left the 2018 United State of Women Summit with new ideas, new friends, and a renewed commitment to advance the conversation surrounding women’s equality.

Bianca Settino