World Woman Summit Celebrating Women’s Voices for Change


Featuring one track on the impact of violence against women

Submitted by World Woman Summit

The World Woman Summit is the global stage for celebrating women’s voices around the world in business, entertainment, science and technology. The conference, to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center, will bring leaders from various backgrounds together to share methods for access to resources, mentoring and long-term sustainability. The global initiative aims to inform, inspire and impact the world with voices of women on the global stages and actionable ideas for accelerate women’s leadership in a bold new way.

“This initiative will inform, inspire and impact our society to embrace gender harmony as well as social and economic growth,” says Rupa Dash, co-founder and CEO of the World Woman Foundation. The World Woman Summit is presented by the World Woman Foundation, Dash Media, and with partners the City of Little Rock, Little Rock Convention Center, Johnson Law Firm, Inviting Arkansas, Esse Purse Museum the Department of Arkansas Parks and Tourism, and Thoma Thoma.

“The Violence Against Women Panel is a unique opportunity to engage in deep conversation about an issue that affects one in four women during their lifetime,” said Sandy Wright, panel moderator. Sandy is the founder and CEO of Brave Woman, a movement to tap the insights, wisdom, challenges and creative solutions of domestic violence/abuse survivors globally for lasting, transformational change.

“The panel is comprised of women who know first hand the personal and community impact of abuse. Their broad range of experience, bold leadership and candid interchange will shift the way we think and act,” Wright said.

“As a survivor of domestic violence, I understand firsthand the economic impact that domestic violence has on women. I had to literally rebuild my life by building a house with my own hands. If communities get involved, we can reduce the 5.8 billion in direct domestic violence costs per year, and quickly turn victims into contributing community members. The conversation of Violence against women on a global stage like World Woman Summit can help bring actionable ideas for these issues deep rooted issues in our society.” Cara Brookins, best-selling author of Rise, How a House Built a Family — A Memoir.

Panel speakers include:

Dana Micucci, International Journalist and Award-Winning Author.

Cara Brookins, Best-Selling Author

Hope Brookins, Branding Expert

Mandy Sanghera, International Human Rights Activist

Monica Singh, UN Youth Ambassador and United Nations representing Face of Resilience from India & United States of America

Dr. Shawne Duperon, 6-Time EMMY® Winner & Project Forgive Founder, 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

The Summit also focuses on three additional relevant topics: health and wellness, economic development, entrepreneurship and sustainability with expert speakers from around the world.

HEALTH FOR WOMEN: Health coverage, preventative care, pregnancy and wellness.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN: Equal pay and paid leave, as well as childcare and diversity.

WATER FOR WOMEN: Equal accessibility to water in regions of scarcity.

Delegate passes for the conference tickets are $249 with advance registration; tickets will be $350 the day of the conference. Ticket prices include meals and free onsite parking.

Delegate passes can be purchased and more detailed information about the conference is available online.

About the World Woman Foundation: Founded in 2013, the World Woman Foundation is a 501(3)c non-profit organization whose aim includes mentoring programs for 1 million women and girls by 2020. WWF also seeks to create meaningful experiences through fostering women’s business, entertainment, technology, and social entrepreneurship. A globally accepted organization with people across continents and cultures, it is discovering, creating and bringing together extraordinary resources for women. World Woman Foundation is the leading organization in the world to accelerate gender harmony in a bold new way to support the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

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