Women's Empowerment Summit (WES)
April 6, 2019
In conjunction with Equal Pay Day 2019, Women of Toledo (WOT) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) have come together with a combined vision to organize the 2019 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Summit, Power for Progress, to serve and engage a large, diverse group of women of all ages in Greater Toledo.
The Summit features four main stage sessions with story labs on topics ranging from advocacy, economic sustainability, intersectional lives, international cross-cultural and social progress. Each session will nurture and support the goal of learning from the past and reflecting on the present to create a more equitable future. Our theme this year, Power for Progress, acknowledges the progress we’ve made, recognizes what we’ve yet to accomplish, and finds purpose to keep moving forward by empowering ourselves and others. Additionally, the Summit will create awareness about and encourage support for the Equal Pay movement.
This year's Summit will offer the following:
A Talk Show: National Speakers
Workshops and Roundtable Discussions on the following topics: Economic Sustainability, Advocacy, Women Mean Business, Intersectional Lives, Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Social Progress
Networking and relationship-building within a diverse community
Story Labs: Stories from women who have defined and established their own success
Women’s Expo: Shop local Women-owned Businesses; Health & Wellness resources and information from supporting groups & local agencies
Action steps to Power for Progress after the Summit.
We hope to attract intergenerational women who are seeking professional, personal, and economic growth to attend the event and take advantage of resources that will help them tap into their own potential to empower themselves and others to Power for Progress. Attendees will spend the day learning and planning and will leave the Summit knowing the next steps to achieve their own success, professionally or personally.
Registration includes program book, Summit bag, continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Ticket price is $45 and scholarships are available for any participants with financial hardship through our 'No Women Left Behind' program. Email us at for more information.
Program & Schedules
Empowered women empower you! Our current Speakers/Presenters:
(more may be added)
Current Partners, Sponsors & Supporters: