Jenn Dickey, a collegiate member of the Kappa Mu Chapter at Shepherd University, attended the first United State of White House Women on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
The White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, convened the first United State of Women Summit, a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what women have achieved, identify the challenges that remain, and chart the course for addressing them. Experts, advocates, and grassroots and business leaders who work in both domestic and international arenas gathered to highlight key issues affecting women and girls and best practices to carry on into the future.
Jenn was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama's staff after a nomination from a fellow Shepherd University student. She spent the day with other women who believe in empowering women and standing up for women's rights.
"I was a part of something much bigger than myself," Jenn said of the experience, "spending the day with influences such as Amy Poehler, Oprah Winfrey, Barak Obama, Mariska Hargitay, Connie Britton and many more!"