Women Across Connecticut Unite

Dynamic women across Connecticut convene for Galvanize Connecticut in December 2019 to continue the fight for gender equity.

The Galvanize Connecticut Host Committee poses for a group shot at the event. Photo Credit: Leslie Gomez

In December, the Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls (CCWG) in partnership with The United State of Women Summit (USOW) and the Governor's Council on Women and Girls convened over 250 women, girls and allies for Galvanize Connecticut.

Attendees were provided with hands-on training to equip women with the tools needed to keep fighting for gender equity. Guests engaged in inspiring conversations and celebrated women making change in their communities. Featured speakers included former Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation Teresa Younger and other dynamic women from across the state and country alongside Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz who chairs the Governor's Council on Women and Girls.

Women of varied ages and professions attended breakout sessions on topics including:

  • Running for Office
  • Leadership
  • Youth Leadership
  • Business Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizing

Galvanize Connecticut was the last of four "action sessions" of the Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls, a statewide network of women-serving organizations made possible with support from the state's women's funds, including a leadership commitment of $40,000 from the Community Fund for Women & Girls.

Learn more about USOW's work at the www.theunitedstateofwomen.org.