GirlsBuild’20 Virtual Summit

GirlsBuild’20 Virtual Summit

GirlsBuild, an initiative of the LA Promise Fund started in 2014, empowers thousands of young women annually throughout LA and beyond to effect social change and become the leaders in their communities. Students come together through GirlsBuild clubs at their schools, identify challenges in their community, and advance solutions using tech, leadership and social media skills gained through program-provided curriculum, workshops, and mentors.

A One Day Event Focused on Voter Mobilization, Civic Engagement and Female Empowerment


October 15th, 2020 at 10 am: Engaging Keynotes and Empowering Panels

More than 5,000 middle and high school girls from public schools across Southern California and nationwide attended inspiring keynote and panels focused on the importance of civic engagement, voter registration and female empowerment.

Keynote Speakers Include:

    • Karen Bass, U.S. Congresswoman
    • Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton
    • Corshai Williams,MIT Graduate Student & Amgen Scholar Alumni

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Heather Anderson, VP & Assistant Chief Counsel for Disney
  • Fesia Davenport, Acting Chief Executive Officer for Los Angeles County
  • LaDavia S. Drane, Head of Global Inclusion and Diversity at Amazon Web Services
  • Mónica García, Boardmember for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Nicole LaPointe Jameson, CEO of Evil Geniuses
  • Katherine Lorenzo, Environment Activist
  • Nury Martinez,Councilmember / Council President for the City of Los Angeles
  • Anabel Muñoz, Journalist & Reporter for ABC 7
  • Racquel Rascadio, Development Feasibility Manager for Amgen
  • Gabriela Teissier, Journalist & News Anchor for Univision 34
  • Nichol Whiteman, CEO for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation



Our panels will cover the following topics: 

Unleashing Your Passion

Is it possible to do the work you love and love the work you do? According to our panelists, absolutely! In this panel, Participants will learn from female business leaders across various career fields how to integrate their life’s passion into their work and create their dream job. Whether it’s in the entertainment industry, legal world or as a social activist, these women leaders will inspire attendees with how they unleashed their passion and in doing so unleashed their potential.

Equity in Action

Equity in Action may sound like the latest social justice cause that many companies will rush to embrace as part of their next marketing campaign, but how do activists and communities keep the movement for equity and justice, as well as inclusivity, relevant and alive long enough to drive real change in corporate America? How has corporate America embraced equity? Join women business leaders as they share their thoughts about how equity can be reached and sustained for the betterment of their companies and the future of our country.

Inspirational Speakers & Hands-on Activations


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Our Sponsors & Supporters

Presenting Sponsors

Megan & Peter Chernin

Leadership Sponsors

Marina Berti and Stephen Prough

Cabinet Sponsors

Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation

Activist Sponsors

Amazon Web Services

Berti Foundation in Honor of Giancarla Berti
Evil Geniuses

Ralphs / Food 4 Less

Verizon Foundation

Advocate Sponsors

City National Bank
Robin Kurtzman
The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation

Ally Sponsors

Americo Cascella
Content Partners LLC
Johnny Carson Foundation
Nielsen Foundation
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Seth Brufsky

Aide Sponsors

Citizen Jones Consulting
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art