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Youth Advisory Council

» Loreli Paredes

» Norah Al-Hallaj

» Lauren Robinson

» Jaidah Temple

» Erica Williams

» Calen Redic

» Zara Khan

» Erin Newell

» Zoe Weinstein

» Iliana Garner

» Jada Carothers-Johnson

» Emma Zubak

» Alejandra Gonzalez

» Jesiel Montano

» Bianca Jimenez

» Julie Thai

» Taylor Mazique

» Nadia John

» Lidia Madrid

» Sophia Eisenberg

» Ranita Barney

» Samira Asseh

Girls Summit Co-Chairs

» Senator Tammy Duckworth, United States Senate

» Congresswoman Robin Kelly, United States House of Representatives (Honorary)

» Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, State of Illinois

» State's Attorney Kim Foxx, Cook County

» Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Cook County

» City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin, City of Chicago

» Commissioner Rachel Arfa, City of Chicago

» Commissioner Josina Morita, MWRD

» Acting Commissioner Mary Ellen Messner, Chicago Public Library

» First Lady MK Pritzker, State of Illinois

» Dr. Janice Jackson, CEO, Chicago Public Schools

» Valerie Jarrett, Former Obama Administration Advisor

» Dr. Helene Gayle, President & CEO, Chicago Community Trust

» Sonia Antolec, Director of People and Legal, The Mom Project

» Sara Guderyahn, Executive Director, Chicago Blackhawks Foundation

» Eileen Mitchell, President, AT&T Illinois

» Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President, Northern Trust

» Beth Swanson, CEO, A Better Chicago

» Andrea Zopp, President & CEO, World Business Chicago

» Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

» Cherita Ellens, CEO, Women Employed

» "Z" Scott, President, Chicago State University

» Angela Hurlock, Board Chairperson, Chicago Housing Authority

» Karen Freeman-Wilson, President & CEO, Chicago Urban League

» Liz Dozier, Founder & CEO, Chicago Beyond

» Laticia Holbert, Principal Business Program Manager, ComEd

» Michelle Morales, President, Woods Fund

» Brenda Langstraat, President, Chicago Public Library Foundation

» Diana Palomar, Vice President, Community Engagement for ABC 7 Chicago

» Tracy Baim, Publisher, Chicago Reader

» Kim Fountain, Chief Administrative Officer, Center on Halsted,

» Bernarda "Bernie" Wong, Founder & President (retd), Chinese American Service League

» Jackie Kaplan-Perkins, Founder, LeaderShifting Consulting; Chair, Mayor Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council

Girls’ Summit Leadership, Development, and Implementation

Office of the City Clerk, City of Chicago

» S. Mayumi "Umi" Grigsby, Chief of Policy and Advocacy

» Danish Murtaza, Director of Policy

Youth Participation

» Ariana Garcia, Chief of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the City Clerk, City of Chicago

» Faith Garcia, CCC Star Scholar

» Courtney Hrejsa, Director of Teacher Leadership Strategy & Operations, Chicago Public Schools

» Jacky Salgado, Current University of Illinois at Chicago student, Former Chicago Public Schools student

Curriculum and Operations

» Adrienne Upchurch, Chief Program Officer, Centers for New Horizons, Inc

» Brenda Wolfe MSN APN, Director of Clinical Education and Initiatives, Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Chicago Foundation for Women

» Emily Dreke, Chief Development Officer

» Melanie Conway, Associate Program Officer, Women's Leadership Development

» Christina Córdova-Herrera, Director of Communications

» Ilda Lagunas, Manager of Special Events

Marketing and Communications

» Treshonna Nolan, Chief of Communications, Office of the City Clerk, City of Chicago

» Danielle Veira, Director of Communications & Engagement, A Better Chicago


» Rebecca M. Langan, Director of External Affairs, Youth Guidance

» Miloney Thakrar, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations, Women Tech Founders

» Jen Mason, Vice Chancellor for Legislative and Community Relations, City Colleges of Chicago

» Natosha Johnson, Manager of Institutional Relations, Chicago Foundation for Women

Girls’ Summit Steering Committee

» 1871

» 20th Senate District

»  AAR Corp.

» A Better Chicago

» ABC 7 Chicago

» ACLU of Illinois

» Affinity Community Services

»  AGG Consulting

» AIDS Foundation of Chicago/Pride Action Tank

»  American Muslim Health Professionals

» Annie’s Little Angels Dance Group

» Ariel Investments

» AT&T Illinois

» Cabrini Green Legal Aid

» Center on Halsted

» Centers for New Horizons

» Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)

» Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance

» Chicago Beyond

» Chicago Blackhawks Foundation

» Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

» Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

» Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR)

» Chicago Community Trust

» Chicago Department of Aviation

» Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

» Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)

» Chicago Federation of Labor Chicago Housing Authority

» Chicago Foundation for Women

» Chicago Housing Authority

» Chicago Department of Information and Technology

» Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

» Chicago Police Department

» Chicago Public Library Foundation

» Chicago Public Schools

» Chicago Reader

» Chicago Scholars

» Chicago State University

» Chicago Urban League

» Chicago Woman Magazine

» Chicago Women History Project

» Chicago Women in Trade

» Chicago Youth Centers

» Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance

»Chinese American Service League

» Chinese Mutual Aid Association

» Ci3 at the University of Chicago

» City Colleges of Chicago

» City of Chicago Mayor’s Office

» City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities

» City Year Chicago

» Coalition on Urban Girls Chicago

» ComEd

» Community Organizing and Family Issues

» Comprehensive Sex Ed Now

» Cook County Board of Commissioners

» Cook County Commissioner, Bridget Gainer

» Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

» Covenant House Illinois

» CPS Office of Equity

» Demoiselle 2 Femme

» Design Dance / Prismatic

» Enlance Chicago

» Erikson Institute

» Farpoint Development

» Female Strong YEA! Chicago

» Forefront

» Former Senior Advisor Obama Administration

» Fresh Philanthropy

» Girls in the Game

» Girls Inc. of Chicago

» Girls Like Me Project

» Girls on the Run Chicago

» Girls Supporting Girls

» Giving Others Dreams

» Global Girls

» Gyrls in the HOOD Foundation


» HEART Women and Girls

» Heartland Alliance

» HUB International

» Hustle Mommies

»  Illinois Action for Children

» Illinois Environmental Council

»  Illinois General Assembly

»  Illinois Medical District

»  Illinois Say No More

»  Illinois Sierra Club

» Illinois State Police

» Inner-City Muslim Action Network

»Iris Worldwide

» June4Me

» Kareracter

» KLEO Center

» Ladies of Virtue

» Latino INTREN

» LeaderShifting Consulting

» Leadership Greater Chicago

» LEARN Charter, Co-Founder Consent Simplified

» Lefkofsy Family Foundation

» Love, Unity, and Values Institute

» Loyola University

» Lyft

» McDonalds

» Metropolitan Water Reclamation Board

» Midwest College Project

» Mikva Challenge

» Mind + Matter Studio

» Mission Propelle

»  Mt. Pisgah

» MWRD Commissioner

»  Northern Trust

» Northwestern School of Medicine

» Northwestern University Medicine

» Northwestern University Women’s Center

» Office of Senator Durbin

»  Office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly

» Obama Foundation

» Office of Senator Duckworth

» Peer Health Exchange

» Planned Parenthood of Illinois

» Playworks Illinois

» Polish American Association

» Polished Pebbles

» Pride Action Tank

» Prismatic Movement

» Private Vista LLC

» Project Styles

» R.M. Chin & Associates

» Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates)

» RM Engineers and Associates

» Saint Anthony Hospital

» Salt and Light Coalition, NFP

» Sarah's Inn

» Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

» Sexpectations Chi

» State of Illinois

»  State Representative Lisa Hernandez

»  State Senator Iris Martinez

» Strives for Peace


»  The Academy Group

»  The Antiharassment, Equality, and Access (AHEA) Panel

» The Mom Project

»  The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence

»  The Resurrection Project

»  UChicago Medicine


» Unite Here Local 1


» United Chicago

» United States House

» United States Senate

» University of Chicago

» University of Chicago - Ci3

» University of Chicago Medicine

» University of Chicago School of Law

» University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

» University of Illinois - Chicago

» University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

» University of Illinois Hospital

» University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences

» Vismed 3D

» Women Employed

» Women Tech Founders

» Women's Business Development Center

» Women’s Justice Institute

»  Women's Law & Policy Initiative

» Woods Fund / Mikva Girl Power

» World Business Chicago


» Young Chicago Authors

» Youth Guidance

» YWCA Chicago

» YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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