How will you celebrate International Women’s Day?!

Join us for the Play Like a Girl Women’s Leadership Summit: Ready Set Go!, a hybrid conference experience inspired by our popular girls’ mentoring program, Meet + Mentor. We will host a 4-hour digital event before a live audience on Tuesday, March 8 starting at 2pm ET/1pm CT/11am PT shining a light on women role models who are breaking barriers and inspiring the next generation.

In early 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our team leaned in with innovative online experiences authentic to our brand DNA. Among them is our Meet + Mentor program which was created to connect girls with positive women role models and mentors from diverse backgrounds and fields who are paving the way for future generations of trailblazing leaders.

It is now more important than ever to elevate these women to inspire the next generation. This International Women’s Day, we will continue to inspire girls and women across the U.S. by spotlighting prominent role models, trailblazers and influencers including meteorologist and amateur golfer, Kristina Shalhoup; healthcare executive, Dr. Shanell McGoy; young tech entrepreneurs, Samaira Mehta and Medha Aiyah and many more.

This curated event includes three inspiring, interactive and educational sessions featuring women role models and fun, compelling interactive content specially designed for women and girls. The event will also feature live conversations with attendees across the country, stories of transformation, an at-home networking experience, and talks with thought leaders who are helping women and girls prepare to lead – on and off the field of play.

Now in its second year, the Women’s Leadership Summit is part of our ongoing commitment to level the playing field for girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The cross-generational experience will explore two important themes underpinning our year-long social marketing campaign, Ready for Any Field:

  • If She Can See It, She Can Be It: Why Role Models Matter
  • Ready for Any Field: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Donations and ticket sales from the Summit will help fund the Meet + Mentor program for middle school girls in Nashville. Additionally, funds will help us create and pilot a digital Play Like a Girl curriculum to be made accessible to girls and women nationwide through campus and corporate chapters launching in 2023. The curriculum will focus on confidence, college readiness and STEM careers.

To join the hybrid conference experience, visit www.iplaylikeagirl.org/summit to register. With ticketing options for digital ($35) or live, in-person ($125) access, you can select the option that best fits your schedule.

The digital event will be hosted as a Zoom Meeting and live streamed on Play Like a Girl’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The event will remain available for on demand viewing across all platforms through the duration of Women’s History Month.

The live event will culminate with a special cocktail hour featuring our signature Play Like a Girl Executive Auction. This one-of-a-kind auction is made possible by top leaders and senior executives from companies like Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, HCA, and others who graciously donate their time to be auctioned off to raise funds in support of our work.

Sarah Patton of Social Bliss Events, a Nashville-based event production company, has collaborated with Play Like a Girl to create and deliver this state-of-the-art hybrid Summit experience.

Follow @iplaylikeagirl on social media to join in the celebration using hashtags #ReadyforAnyField and #ReadySetGo22.

Media interested in additional information can email press@iplaylikeagirl.org.