Eight-Day Countdown to the Women’s Summit

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Dear Friends,

We are 10 days away from this year’s Women’s Summit. This is our biggest program ever! Read about it below and sign up today!  SIGN UP

I’ll leave you to it, and hope to see you at the Summit.



  • Three days of programing
  • Four big stage productions
  • 35 workshops and panels
  • Special sessions for candidates
  • Postcard workshops, supply swap, exhibit & more
  • Advocacy fair

Here is the full program.

BONUS – Friday, July 21 7:30PM – 9:30PM Grassroots Rise Up to Win

Attend a fun evening strategizing with the Virginia Grassroots Coalition. This is a great way to kick off the weekend seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

SATURDAY – July 22

8:00AM – 9:00AM | Registration & Advocacy Fair OpensNetworking Coffee – Conversations & ConnectingPostcards, Craftivism & Networking Coffee

9:00AM – 10:45AM | Opening Session


  • Stair Calhoun, Network NOVA
  • Finale Norton, Network NOVA
  • Katherine White, Network NOVA

When We Vote, We WIN

  • ‘We’re on Fire’ singers: Cecily Bumbray, Jacie Lee & JChris
  • Phyllis Randall, Chair, Loudoun Board of Supervisors
  • Tonia Attie, Democracy Chair, Virginia21
  • Congressman Don Beyer
  • Senator Jennifer Boysko

When We Organize, We WIN

  • Penny Blue, Red, Wine & Blue
  • Tram Nguyen, Executive Director, New Virginia Majority
  • Virginia Diamond, President, AFL-CIO Northern Virginia (NoVA Labor)
  • Tyler Hofmann, Starbucks Organizer
  • When We Vote Our Issues, We WIN
  • Delegate Dan Helmer
  • Heather Booth, Strategic Organizer
  • Han Jones, Political Director, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia

When We Run Everywhere, We WIN

  • U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
  • Lynlee Thorne, Political Director, Rural GroundGame
  • Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger
  • Dorri Scott, Educator, DEI Researcher, Poet
  • DC Labor Chorus

11:00AM – Noon | Workshop/Panel Sessions #1 | Candidate Sessions

(check this out and make sure your candidates know that Tim Kaine will be working with the candidates during this time period)

POWER LUNCH LIVE – 1:00 – 2:30PM

Delivering live and in-person our weekly Friday Power Lunch. If you enjoy it on Zoom, you will love being part of it LIVE with Finale Norton and Katherine White.Let’s Get Loud & Proud

  • Simon Rosenberg, Hopium Chronicles
  • Loud & Proud for Public Education
  • Anne Holton, Former VA Secretary of Education
  • Atif Qarni, Former VA Secretary of Education

Get LoudJen Jamula, Creative Director, GoldJam CreativeLoud & Proud for Women

  • Delegate Jackie Glass
  • Delegate Cia Price
  • Delegate Briana Sewell
  • Delegate Kathy Tran
  • Young Voters Getting Loud & Proud
  • Galilea Sejas-Machado, Catalyst for Empowerment

3:00PM – 4:00PM Workshop Sessions #2 | Candidate Sessions4:15PM – 5:15PM Workshop Sessions #3 | Candidate Sessions5:15PM – 7:30PM Dinner (on your own) Food trucks in parking lot


Celebrate our candidates as we bring them on stage in Power Packs, candidates running for state and local offices in neighboring communities working together too reach out to voters.

  • When we organize together, We WIN!
  • Power Jam Poet: Tammarrah Addison
  • Welcome: Nancy Rice, WinVA
  • Power Speakers
  • Congressman Gerry Connolly
  • Mayor Catherine Read
  • Delegates Don Scott, Dan Helmer & Danica Roem
  • Senator Mamie Locke

INTRODUCTION OF POWER PACKS2023 Opener: Andrea Miller, NWPC-VA, Power of Electing WomenRHYTHM OF DEMOCRACY CELEBRATIONHosts: Manisha Singh, Chair, Congressional District 11 & Meronne Teklu, CD8 Committee/DPVA CentralMusic: DJ BuntyPoets:

  • Afghan Dreamers founding members, Fatemah Qaderyan, Kawsar Roshan & Lida Azizi
  • Indian American Poet, Ambar Sharma
  • Spoken Word Poet, Dorri Scott

11:00 – Midnight  AFTER PARTYHost: Dorri Scott, Educator, DEI Researcher, PoetSUNDAY – July 23 – 8:00 – 11:30AM – BADASS BRUNCH

We conclude the Women’s Summit with everyone’s favorite “Badass Brunch.” Get inspired hearing from organizers young and old. And a punch of a surprise at the end!8:00AM BUFFET OPENS9:00-11:00AM PROGRAM Badass BrunchJennifer Carroll Foy, BadassSpecial Honors: Delegate Kathleen Murphy & Ken PlumCongresswoman Jennifer WextonChange Makers

  • Mark Herring, Former VA Attorney General
  • Mali Phonpadith, CEO/Founder, SOAR Community Network
  • Lateisha Garrett, Executive Director, Virginia’s List
  • Lauren Burke, Founder, Black Virginia News
  • Ellie Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation
  • Emily Ocasio, CEO, Girls Computing League

Passing the Torch: Eileen Davis, ERA AdvocateGen Z Leaders Panel

  • Katherine Bronov (Moderator) Co-Executive, Women in Politics
  • Elizabeth Brubaker, Generation Ratify
  • Pooja Tanjore, Author & Community Organizer
  • Kate McDaid, Political Organizer

Badasses Get Things Done

  • Kate Slayton, Executive Director, Virginia21
  • Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Executive Director, Moms Demand Action
  • Eileen Filler-Corn, 56th Speaker of the Virginia House
  • Chris Diaz, Executive Director, Drag Out the Vote
  • Yasmin Radjy, Executive Director, Swing Left
  • Tarina Keene, Executive Director, Repro Rising
  • Batalá Washington

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