Welcome to GirlsLEAD DC 2018-02-21T17:45:03+00:00

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Hosted by the Young Women’s Advisory Council of the Young Women’s Initiative at the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, the GirlsLEAD Summit will be an opportunity for girls between the ages of 12-24 residing in the District of Columbia to learn, connect, gain valuable skills and lift their voices on the issues that are important to them and impact their communities and neighborhoods.

At the Summit, girls will have the opportunity to hear from trailblazing leaders like Elaine Welteroth, former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, who will open the summit and many other young people that are doing extraordinary things to make change and a difference across the country.


DATE: Friday, March 9, 2018    |   TIME: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: University of the District of Columbia | 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW |  Washington, DC 20008


Elaine Welteroth
Award-winning journalist, Media Personality & Former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue

Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, media personality, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. At the time of her hire, Welteroth was the youngest person and the second African-American ever to hold the Editor-in-Chief title in Condé Nast’s 107-year history.  Under her leadership, Teen Vogue‘s coverage expanded to include feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news.



The GirlsLEAD Summit is in Partnership with the University of the District of Columbia.