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Community Conversation
Community Conversation
Summit Planning Meeting
Erika McConduit-Diggs: Urban League of Greater New Orleans [left], Katherine Raymond: Junior League of New Orleans [right]

A key event of the city’s Tri-centennial, Mirror on the World: Global Summit on Women and Girls will take place in March 2018.  The summit will shine a spotlight on New Orleans as a thought leader in the global conversations about for women and girls.


Thought leaders from the local and global communities will gather to discuss the challenges women and girls face in New Orleans and how these are reflected in other parts of the world. The solution-focused summit will look at successful initiatives and share best practices focusing on the critical issues of healthcare, education equity and gender based violence.


The summit will conclude with a 10 - 15 year action plan to move the needle for women and girls in the city.  The New Orleans agenda will serve as a roadmap for change that can be adapted to improve outcomes for women and girls in communities around the world.


Stakeholder groups of grassroots and civic organizations, local and global experts and community leaders form the heart of the summit.  Working together they will create the summit agenda by gathering information about local, national and global initiatives that have been successful in addressing the challenges women and girls face.


Following an important initial community conversation on International Women’s Day and a second conversation sharing best practices, thanks to you summit planning is moving forward.

The next community conversation is planned for late January 2017.  We will hear from international representatives about women-focused programs and policies that have successfully overcome challenges in health, education, economic opportunity and gender-based violence in their countries.