7 Powerful Quotes From Women Rule Summit To Remind You That, Yeah, We're Awesome
For the second year in a row, Politico, Google, and the Tory Burch Foundation are bringing together female leaders from all industries for its Women Rule Summit. On Tuesday, congressional leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators converged at the second annual Women Rule Summit: Upping the Game to discuss the countless ways women contribute to society, what challenges they're still faced with, and what more needs to be done. While some conversations were deeply political, the panels were refreshingly bipartisan and included keynote speakers included Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Vice President Joe Biden.
With the 100th woman recently entering Congress in November, this year's summit was the perfect stage for Senate and House members from both parties to meet and continue the ongoing discussion on women in leadership. Despite their political party, they all agreed on one thing: we need to keep breaking the glass ceiling. Some of the panel topics included "100 Women on the Hill: It’s Historic But Are We Sure We Should Cheer?," "After the Glass Ceiling Shatters: Raising the Next Generation of Women Leaders," and "Conservative Feminists: Why It’s Not an Oxymoron." And the list of guest speakers
was long and diverse, including politicians like Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Renee Ellmers; entrepreneurs like Bluemercury Co-Founder and CEO Marla Malcolm Beck; media personalities like Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker; and tech execs like Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code.Together, they contributed to an important overall discourse, but some made exceptionally powerful statements.
Conservative Feminism: Why It's Not an Oxymoron
— Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
— Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.)
Women in Tech: Changing the Ratio
— Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.)
— Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)
— Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code
On Women in Politics
— Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)
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