Join us in Alabama!

In the lead-up to the 2020 United State of Women Summit, USOW is convening communities across the country and equipping women with the tools they need to keep fighting for gender equity.

Join us in Montgomery, AL on Saturday, March 28th to learn about the work being done across the Southeast and ways you can bring solutions back to your community, as well as connect with local activists, community leaders, and others looking to make a difference. This event includes a training session led by national experts on topics such as:

  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Running for Office

The cost to attend the Galvanize Program is $50. Scholarships are available and will be awarded on a rolling basis. Please click here to apply for a Galvanize Southeast Scholarship!

To donate to the scholarship fund and ensure all your fellow activists can attend Galvanize Southeast, click here.


The day begins with an engagement fair and local marketplace for attendees to network with local organizations and partners before transitioning to a high-energy mainstage session and issue-based breakouts. The afternoon brings attendees back together for in-depth and skill-based trainings and networking to ensure the energy and planning of Galvanize is brought back to their communities.

Please note that when selecting your Galvanize ticket, you are also selecting your breakout track. Attendees will only be able to attend one training.

Accessibility Information

Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) are also welcome at no additional charge. There will be wheelchair-accessible seating spaces throughout both the main stage speaker sessions and the breakout sessions. Larger chairs with no arms will be available to participants as well. There will be no flashing lights used in this event.

We will provide alternative material formats (including large font and electronic text files) – please request your format of choice in your registration.

Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. This helps ensure that attendees with chemical sensitivities are able to participate safely!

Please reach out to if you have any access questions or concerns, or any requests for specific accommodations. We are committed to making this an accessible event for all.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am a representative of a nonprofit based in the Southeast, can I be involved? Yes! Our engagement fair is a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with attendees. Please see our community partner form for more information.
  • I am a women- or queer-owned business, how do I apply to vend at your marketplace? Please apply here to vend at our marketplace and a member of our team will reach out with more information!
  • I am in the Montgomery area and so excited for this event! How do I get involved ahead of Galvanize? Join us for our free lead-up event Spark Montgomery on Thursday, January 23! Click here to register.