Women INVESTING in Women Presents The State of Women Inaugural Summit


About the event


The Inaugural State of Women Summit VESTED in the Economic Empowerment of Women & Girls

Women currently control 51% of the wealth in the United States and are estimated to control 22 Trillion dollars by 2020. What does this mean for the innovation economy and the impact economy when women take the reigns in controlling their own finances? Learn from experts who are on the cutting edge of high impact philanthropy and investing both at the micro and macro levels for causes and initiatives uplifting women & girls.



9:30AM Check-in Registration

10:00AM Welcome & Keynote

10:30AM Anu Bhardwaj, Founder of Women INVESTING in Women & The State of Women

10:45AM “Millionaire Brain Yoga”- Session Led By Brandi Veil

11:10AM “Full Spectrum Investing & Jedi Entrepreneurship – Finance & The Way Forward For Women” – Kate Mulder

11:35AM “Women INVESTING in Women & Girls” – Finance Focused Panel Discussion

Moderated by Michelle Jaffee, Host on The State of Women Radio Network; Panelists include Robyn Ward, Principal, Fast Forward; Sasha Bezuhanova, Founder of Move.BG; Delilah Panio, SheEO L.A./Founder of Stilletto Dash; Audrey Jacobs, Founding Partner, Our Crowd

12:20PM // Mid-Day Refresher Meditation Session with Lisa De Narvaez // GUIDED meditation that will re-energize our minds and awaken our souls.

12:30PM “Healing & The Divine Feminine” Focused Panel Discussion

Moderated by Anu Bhardwaj, Founder Women INVESTING in Women & The State of Women; Panelists include Dr. Jennifer Lang, CureCervicalCancer.Org, Asa Nordgen, Trice Imaging

1:10PM “The State of Women Institute – Why Us, Why Now, Why You? Ignite IMPACT with intentional GIVING” – Dena Patton, Founder Girls Rule Foundation

1:30PM – 2:00PM: Mallika Chopra: “The Power of Intention In Elevating The State of Women” 

2:00PM: Nutritious Networking Break: Feed Your Mind, Body, & Soul

2:45PM “Women and Finance: The New Frontier of Feminism”

Moderated by Jacki Zehner, Chief Engagement Officer, Women Moving Millions; Panelists include Cynthia Nimmo, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Funding Network, Sarah Middleton, Executive Director, PIMCO Foundation

3:30PM “Voice For The Voiceless: Solutions For Increasing Gender Parity & Gender Equality” The advancement of women is the greatest challenge of our 21st century” given that no country has fully achieved gender equality. This interactive session will bring together experts from government, media, business, and academia to debate best practices and cross-cultural learnings on what it means to truly INVEST in women, effectively.

Moderated by Avery McCall, Host on The State of Women Radio Network; Panelists include Kuoth Weill, Starr of Hollywood Film “The Good Lie”; Christen Lien, musician, story teller and activist; Madeline Di Nonno, Geena Davis Institute for Media; Melanie Chandra, Hollywood Actress & Co-Founder of Hospital for Hope; Cristina Escobar, The Representation Project

4:15PM “Be The Change” Impact Focused Panel – Are we moving the needle far enough & fast enough towards reaching gender equality? The panel will celebrate four senior executives from leading organizations who have successfully leveled the playing field for advancing women. This interactive discussion will explore conversations both on what is required further as well as what has been working as we all do our part in creating more equitable and diverse institutions.

Moderated by Victoria Mendoza, Host on The State of Women Radio Network; Sarah Pendrick, Founder of GirlTalk Network, Evelin Weber, Founder of NARRA LIFE; Rania Hoteit, CEO of ID4A Technologies; Iman Oubou, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, SWAAY MEDIA, Heather Mason, Founder, SureFire Girls

5:00PM Nutritious Networking Break: Feed Your Mind, Body, & Soul

5:15PM Christen Lien Special Performance, Candle Lit Together Circle

The Inaugural State of Women Vision Quest & Together Circle will be led by artist/musician Christen Lien and Award-Winning facilitators. Through interactive conversation and music, we will invite you to invest into a collective vision for empowering and elevating the women and girls of our world today.


Women Investing In Women

Women Investing in Women is the largest, integrated media company focused on global women’s issues, entrepreneurship, and investing. Our platform combines offline events, like our Global Summit Series and Private Equity Roundtables, with our digital properties, which include “The State of Women” Radio Network, our quarterly World Women Report, newswire and website in partnership with the State of Women Institute.

Women Investing in Women has over 30 premier content and media partnerships, extending its reach to over 80 million, and recently exceeded 1 Million followers with over 1 Billion impressions across 120 countries across our various social media channels. Women INVESTING in Women Global Summits and Women in Private Equity Roundtables have already taken place in New York City, Stockholm, Johannesburg, San Diego, Scottsdale, Muscat, Singapore, Phoenix, Ankara, and Vienna.

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