United Way of Greater Los Angeles kicks off Women’s History Month by partnering with the United State of Women movement as they bring the second ever 2018 United State of Women Summit to Los Angeles!

In the last year, women have continued to speak up and take their seats at decision-making tables at a far greater level. From the historic number of women running for office this year, to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, there is huge momentum building.

The 2018 Summit, which will be held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 5-6, will be a celebration of the women and allies who have made significant impact in their communities. It’s more than just a training or conference – it will be a powerful gathering of movement leaders from across the country who know their energy and power will break the barriers that stand between women and full equality. Over two days, thousands of people will convene in Los Angeles to inspire and be inspired, to motivate and be motivated, to teach and to learn. The conversations and ideas from this Summit will help give women and allies tools to take action in their own communities.

The line-up of speakers thus far includes former First Lady Michelle Obama, actress and activist Jane Fonda, #MeToo Movement founder Tarana Burke, and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.

Elise Buik, United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ CEO and President, will also be a featured speaker on the main stage and will be sharing United Way’s mission and the successes we’ve created together as part of her appearance in front of an audience of over 5,000.

The attendees will also have the opportunity to experience EVERYONE IN, our new campaign to end homelessness, through a 20-foot tall door that will welcome visitors to the auditorium and at our interactive art exhibit, designed to build and illustrate community, located in The Center at the Shrine.

“We’re experiencing a historical movement where women are uniting together and breaking the silence on key issues to create positive change,” said Elise Buik, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles. “We’re proud to join these leaders and innovators on stage, inspiring the next generation of women to continue to break barriers and cultivate change.”

Tickets are now on sale! Get yours here.