The 2020 Girls United Summit is sponsored by ULTA Beauty, McDonald’s and STARZ.
For the first time ever, we’ll be bringing you a full event where we’re checking in with Gen Z to address, celebrate and get real about the topics that matter most to this next generation of game-changing voices and history-making leaders of today and tomorrow.
Scroll through to see a list of what’s in store and then be sure to grab your daughters, sisters, nieces and all the Gen Z young ladies in your life to tune in this Saturday, October 10 beginning at 6PM EST on essencestudios, essence.com, Twitter and Tik Tok.
McDonald’s “Making Moves Now” Virtual Pitch Competition
Join us cheer on five young Black women entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 25 as they pitch their businesses for the chance to win thousands of dollars in funding.
Marsai vs Marsai
Actress, producer & entrepreneur Marsai Martin gets into character to tackle some of the common thoughts of fear, self-doubt and uncertainty that arise when navigating new challenges and opportunities as a young Black girl in today’s reality.
How To Not Give A F*ck: Blocking Out The Noise To Find Your Focus
Chart-topping rapper Kash Doll schools us on surefire strategies to help you to disengage in an oversaturated virtual landscape and stay focused on your goals. Talking points to include: Tips for learning to unplug from socia media to increase productivity; how to handle critics and naysayers you’ll never meet; leaning on your supporters to get you closer to your goals.”
#MyVoiceMatters: Sounding Off On Election 2020
Actress Sierra Capri checks in with 6 young women from 5 different states about 1 issue they hope to see changed for the better in their city following the 2020 Presidential Election.
Power Moves: Young, Gifted & Making An Impact In Hollywood
Rising young stars of the hit STARZ network spinoff Power Book II: Ghost join us for a candid conversation about how their leading presence in the series is helping to reshape the representation narrative in Hollywood.
Young, Black & Bossed Up: Inside The Life Of Gen Z Beauty Entrepreneurs
Seven of the phenomenal young women who participated in our ULTA x Girls United Beautiful Possibilities initiative reunite for a candid conversation about their journey together as they prepare for what’s ahead as individuals. Topics of discussion to include Identity, Individuality, Sisterhood, Leadership, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship.
Real Talk: Confronting Prejudice Against The Black LGBTQIA Community
A timely conversation with Black transwomen discussing Black trans visibility, Black trans rights and what we can do to ensure All Black Lives Matter.
Checking In On Our Girls: Managing Mental Health
Entertainer & activist Amber Riley and model Choyce Brown join Youth Licensed Clinical Therapist Jaynay Johnson for a candid discussion about how young Black women are managing their mental health. Talking points to include: Root causes of depression, stress and anxiety in young Black women; strategies for coping; resources for coping and more.
A Heaven For A Black Girl
Poet & spoke word artist Ashley Haze delivers a powerful performance in honor of the continued fight to end systemic racism and exist in a world where the value of Black lives is as high as the price our ancestors paid in blood, sweat and tears for their freedom.