Each year, Girl Up—an initiative of the United Nations Foundation—hosts a Leadership Summit to inspire girl leaders worldwide to achieve gender equality and catalyze social change. The 2020 summit—made virtual for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic—brought together nearly 30,000 participants from 170 countries and featured speakers such as Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle, Hillary Clinton, and Sheryl Sandberg.
This year, the event remained virtual and featured Malala Yousafzai, WWE Superstar Sonya Deville, and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed. Booz Allen’s own Vice President Hillarie Flood served as a key speaker among the distinguished list of women leaders.
Booz Allen also returned as a key partner, sponsoring the event’s STEM Day of Action, and, in order to help break down barriers to connectivity, provided a WiFi scholarship to 50 girls for the cost of data coverage to be able to attend the virtual Leadership Summit.