Join Us for Galvanize Georgia!


We’re bringing mini United State of Women summits to communities across the country bringing people together to tackle the challenges women are facing nationally and locally – and we’re coming to Georgia next! On November 18th and 19th, we’re arming women with the tools and resources they need to keep fighting for gender equity, whether that’s through elected office, entrepreneurship, and grassroots organizing. Get ready for an action-packed day on Saturday full of speakers, breakout workshops, chances to meet area organizations at the engagement fair, and networking with other local women and allies. The weekend concludes on Sunday with our Galvanize Brunch Series where attendees select an issue area and meet for brunch to network and engage in a deeper discussion on their chosen topic.

Hear from speakers like:

  • Stacey Abrams, Former House Minority Leader of the Georgia General Assembly
  • Victoria Arzu, Co-Founder of Proyecto Máqs Color
  • Park Cannon, Georgia House of Representatives District 58
  • Nancy Chorpenning, Founder of C-Suite Advisors, LLC
  • Erica Clemmons, Georgia Director of 9 to 5 Working Women
  • Christine Fei, Activist at End Rape on Campus
  • Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Tanika Gray Isa, Founder of the White Dress Project
  • Chanel Haley – Gender Inclusion Organizer, Georgia Equality
  • Mary Pat Hector, National Youth Director for National Action Network and youngest woman and person of color to run for office in the state of Georgia
  • Raeha Kim, Esq, Founder, Millennials Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College
  • Raeha Kim Esq Founder, Millennials Chamber of Commerce
  • Lucy McBath, National Spokesperson at Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Tia Norfleet, first and only African American female to be licensed as a NASCAR driver
  • Maria Peck, Director of Hispanic Strategy and Lending, ACE
  • Malika Redmond, Founder and Executive Director of Women Engaged
  • Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, The First Lady of the City of Atlanta
  • April Reign, National Spokesperson for the Keep Birth Control Copay Free Campaign
  • Deborah Richardson, Steering Committee Chair
  • Helen Robinson, Director of Advocacy of YWCA Greater Atlanta
  • Lily Sandler, Co-Founder of BLAMtastic
  • Courtney Seard, Entrepreneurship Track Lead
  • Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OBGYN and Health Expert
  • Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong
  • Emiko Soltis, Executive Director, Freedom University
  • Jennifer Swain, Deputy Director, YouthSpark
  • Mecca Moore Tartt,  VP of Business Development, National Sales Network
  • The Honorable Erica Thomas, Georgia State Representative District 39
  • Nse Ufot, Executive Director at the New Georgia Project

The cost to attend the Galvanize Program is $50 (please note that the registration fee does not include the price for the Galvanize Brunch Series). We want everyone to be able to attend the Galvanize Program, and are offering a reduced price ticket for students or those in financial hardship. Additional information will follow after registration and attendees are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Date: November 18th – 19th


  • Location: Saturday programming is the Riverside EpiCenter, 135 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168. Brunches on Sunday will be located in Metro Atlanta.
  • Honorary Chair: Congressman John Lewis
  • Steering Committee Chair: Deborah Richardson



9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Plenary Session

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Track Breakouts

4:00 PM -4:30 PM Break

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Final Plenary

5:30 PM- 7:00 PM Engagement Fair


11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Brunch Series in Georgia

  • Participants select a topic and head to a brunch location to discuss and network with other attendees.