International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.
This Summit brings together a diverse group of students to learn about the various issues women and girls face globally. In the process, we’ll also learn about ourselves as leaders—and about how each of us can take action to advance gender equality worldwide.
Gaining inspiration from expert speakers, we collaborate virtually to examine serious issues, build new relationships with peers, and work directly to dream up new ways to accelerate progress for us all.
Sunday, March 6th, 2022
12:00PM to 12:15 PM (ET)
Introductions and Summit Overview
12:15PM to 12:30 PM (ET)
Team Introductions: Assembling for Collaborative Work
12:30PM to 1:00PM (ET)
1:00PM to 1:20PM (ET)
1:20PM to 1:50PM (ET)
Speaker Rotations A
1:50PM to 2:20PM (ET)
Speaker Rotations B
2:20PM to 2:50 PM (ET)
Speaker Rotations C
2:50PM to 3:15 PM
3:15PM to 4:45PM (ET)
Debrief and Collaborative Project Work
4:45PM to 5:00PM (ET)
Closing and Preparations
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 (IWD)
6:00PM to 6:15 PM (ET)
Warm-Up and opening
6:15PM to 7:00 PM (ET)
Project Team Wrap-Ups
7:00PM to 7:15 PM (ET)
7:15PM to 7:45 PM (ET)
7:45PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Closing and Pledge Wall
Global Experiences for Every Student
Global education has always been about what you do, not where you go. The essential and enduring work includes teaching students to appreciate diverse perspectives, understand the connections they have to the wider world, respectively and effectively communicate and collaborate across cultures and countries, and use interdisciplinary knowledge to investigate and take action on issues that matter to them and the wider world.
We believe in the power of learning first-hand from other people‘s experiences and being able to illustrate the concepts we cover in all of our programs with examples of people whose daily work revolves around the issues of global significance. Envoys’ network of wonks, historians, scholars, and practitioners provides access for students to real people who care deeply about improving the world around them.
Both the present and the future require the ability to navigate ambiguity and solve problems together. Students and educators alike must seize the moment to develop meaningful connections and bridge differences. Throughout the summit series, we utilize virtual exchanges and project collaborations to develop empathy, understanding, and respect.
PAY IT FORWARD
The work that matters in the 21st century will be performed by small teams utilizing diverse skill sets and technologies to work across geographic, cultural, and temporal boundaries. Each summit culminates with a collaborative ‘pay-it-forward’ project that helps students to bring learning back to campus and home communities and inspire personal, sustained engagement.
EVERY SUMMIT INCLUDES MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, AND EDUCATOR COHORTS
Cultivating Common Ground: The Future of Food & Community
From can we to should we: Global Bioethics, Smart Tech, and Our Planet’s Future
Taking a Stand: Athletes, Artists, and Activism
Changemakers in Focus: The People Advancing Sustainable Development
Dance Around the World: A Window into Culture and History
Counting Hours: Honest Approaches to Service Learning
Choose to Challenge: Celebrating International Women’s Day
Now or Never: Adding Urgency to Earth Day
Unfiltered: Improving Civic Discourse in the Digital Era
No Straight Path: Elevating the Voices of LGBT+ Changemakers
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