Event Recap

On April 25, 2016, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted its inaugural Women’s Summit, emphasizing the power of women as change-makers, creating a community where women, families and communities thrive. 

Led by United Way of Greater Los Angeles President and CEO, Elise Buik, the Summit featured inspiring speeches and panels from top female leaders across sectors throughout the county, addressing the unique personal, professional, and political issues that women face today. Among the distinguished guest speakers were keynote guest and actress Kerry Washington; First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Elaine Wakeland; actress and Foodstirs Co-Founder Sarah Michelle Gellar; Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Monica Garcia; and Congresswoman Judy Chu. Top sponsors of the summit included AECOM, Neutrogena, and Target.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles also launched a new report at the Summit, taking a look at the trends in education, economics, health and housing among the five million female residents in Los Angeles County’s 88 cities and a dozens of unincorporated areas. “The State of Women in Los Angeles County 2016” report presents key data on trends for women, together with case stories that illustrate how real women cope, struggle and succeed. 

Media Coverage

Below is TV coverage of the Women's Summit from KTLA 5 News, FOX 11 News, Entertainment Tonight and Extra. You can also listen to radio coverage of the Women's Summit from KNX-FM Radio and KPCC.



FOX 11

United Way on FOX 11

Entertainment Tonight

United Way LA on Entertainment Tonight


 Unite Way LA on Extra

KNX-FM Radio

United Way on KNX Radio

KPCC Radio

United Way on KPCC Radio

Event Photos

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 United Way of LA Kerry Elise

United Way LA Food Stirs

United Way Women's Summit Lucile Beatrice Nicole

United Way Women's Summit Cabinet

United Way Women's Summit 2016 Event