Global Force for Good, Women Igniting Change, Fights for Womens Rights Around the World

Women
Igniting Change®, a global organization that supports initiatives to
improve the lives of women and girls around the world, is attracting
national attention. Founder and CEO Robbin Jorgensen will deliver the
keynote speech at the 170th Anniversary of the First Women’s Rights
Convention. The annual celebration of the Seneca Falls Convention is
held at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New
York. Past keynote speakers have included Elizabeth Nyamayaro, global
head of the HeForShe movement and senior advisor to
under-secretary-general/executive director for UN Women, as well as
former first lady Hillary Clinton.

As a purpose-driven organization geared toward unleashing the valuable
contributions of women around the world, Women Igniting Change® works
with Fortune 500 companies, government leaders, and other organizations
to empower their female counterparts and address the pressing global
challenges women face.

“In almost every corner of the globe, women still face gender
discrimination and sexism,” says Jorgensen. “In the U.S., we’re still
raising awareness of unconscious bias, unequal pay, and gender
inequality both in and outside of the workplace. In many developing
countries, women are fighting for equal access to quality jobs and are
challenging cultural norms in order to receive an education.”

In conjunction with Jorgensen’s keynote speech at the anniversary of the
Seneca Falls Convention, Women Igniting Change® is launching a new
awareness campaign, We Are the Next Wave. The We Are the Next
Wave campaign calls the current generation to action in the
continued fight for women’s rights. The first wave of the women’s rights
movement are ancestral leaders—organizers, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
who coordinated the first Women’s Rights Convention. Women Igniting
Change® is imploring modern women to add their unique contribution to
the next wave, to further progress and to take a stand for women and
girls around the world. Using the hashtag #WeAreTheNextWave, the
campaign encourages women to share on social media the ways in which
they will engage in the movement, and invites them to complete the
phrase “We Are the Next Wave Who…”

“Our goal is to work with women in all 193 U.N. member countries,” says
Jorgensen. “We want to unleash the power of women as global change
agents and encourage them to be active participants in creating a better
world for generations to come.”

The 170th Anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention takes place
July 20-22, 2018. The three-day event commemorates the United States’
first women’s rights convention, held in 1848, when 300 men and women
convened to discuss the “social, civil, and religious condition of
women.” The original convention culminated in the signing of the
Declaration of Sentiments, a document that was modeled after the
Declaration of Independence and inserted the words, “and women” into the
proclamation, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men
[and women] are created equal…”

About Women Igniting Change®

Women Igniting Change® is an international, purpose-driven movement that
aims to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.
Committed to driving a cultural and societal shift, Women Igniting
Change® creates integrated initiatives with Fortune 500 companies,
forward-thinking organizations and government leaders who share their
commitment to amplifying the power and talents of women around the
world. Follow Women Igniting Change® on Facebook
and Twitter!

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