Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Hosts Young Women’s International Leadership Summit
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business this week welcomes a group of outstanding young women leaders from around the globe to its campus as part of a week-long leadership summit, the school announced this week.
Twenty-six young women between the ages of 15 and 23 are taking part in the iLive2Lead (iL2L) 2013 Young Women’s International Leadership Summit on McDonough’s Washington, DC, campus. The women, who come from 21 different countries, will learn leadership skills and develop entrepreneurship action plans as part of the event, which is sponsored by McDonough’s Office of Executive Education.
The summit will feature a leadership training curriculum taught by professionals and academics as well as talks by high-level women across a range of sectors, including diplomacy, government and business. Scheduled speakers include former U.S. Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby, U.N. Foundation President and CEO Kathy Buskin Calvin, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), BBC America COO Ann Sarnoff and Corporation for Public Broadcasting President and CEO Patricia Harrison.
The week will also include a program designed to help participating young women learn how to use the media to develop and present their personal messages. Finally, each young woman will develop an “i Commit 2 Act Now” (iCAN) project designed to help her demonstrate leadership in her community after she returns home. The iL2L website will document the individual projects so that other young women around the globe can learn from them.
Learn more about the iLive2Lead Summit.