Last week, Hillary Clinton and Senator Kamala Harris joined over 10,000 girls from local public middle and high schools for the Girls Build Leadership Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Girls Build, a program of the LA Promise Fund, challenges young women to team up to identify and address issues in their communities, like homelessness, obesity, mental health, voter registration, and much more. Over the course of the school year, they leverage creativity, teamwork, and STEM skills to develop, implement and share their solutions to the issues.
Additional participants in the Summit included Uber Chief Brand Officer, Bozoma Saint John; U.S. Olympian and fashion entrepreneur, Ibtihaj Muhammad; Beautycon founder and CEO Moj Mahdara; Mitú co-founder Beatriz Acevedo, Latina magazine founder Christy Haubegger, BBDO chief marketing officer Tara DeVeaux, and Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe, along with attendees Antonio Villaraigosa, Alicia Machado, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, and Sophia Amoruso. These leading women sat down with 10,000 girls to share their personal experiences and success stories inspiring next generation women to create more opportunities for themselves in their industries. As a strong supporter of the Girls Build LA mission and commitment to develop future women leaders, Alo Yoga donated 10,000 T-shirts for the summit to support the cause and help inspire these girls who are eager to make a difference in their communities and the world.