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Galvanize CT brings together an inspiring combination of local and national experts at the forefront of the fight for gender equity.
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 USOW, in partnership with the Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls and the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, at Galvanize Connecticut in East Hartford, CT on Saturday, December 7th to learn about the work being done in Connecticut and across the country, as well as connect with local activists, community leaders, and Connecticuters looking to make a difference.

Our speakers include:

Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair of the United State of Women, Chair of the Board of When We All Vote, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, and author of Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward
Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Lieutenant Governor and Chair, Governor’s Council on Women and Girls
Tekisha Everette, Executive Director, Health Equity Solutions
Patricia Russo, Executive Director, Women’s Campaign School at Yale
Teresa Younger, President and CEO of Ms. Foundation
Miriam Azeez, Youth Entrepreneur and Author of Soulful Sydney
Cass Martineau, Women’s March and Windham NAACP
Rebecca Kelly Golfman, Rebecca KellyG Facilitation
Susan Lane, Lane Changers, LLC
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. The afternoon has attendees break into tracks to in-depth and skill-based trainings led by national experts on topics such as:

Leadership powered by Courtney Seard
Youth Leadership powered by Girls for Technology and Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Entrepreneurship powered by O³
Advocacy and Organizing
Running for Office powered by VoteRunLead
Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Development powered by School of Business and Advanced Manufacturing, Goodwin College
Please note that when selecting your Galvanize ticket, you are also selecting your breakout track. Attendees will only be able to attend one training.

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! If you are a student with a valid ID, please email for a student discount code.



December 07, 2019 at 9am - 6pm
Goodwin College
1 Riverside Dr
East Hartford, CT 06118
United States
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