ONE Girls and Women launch the first-ever AYA Summit

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Photo credit: ONE Mom Blogger Karen Walrond, taken on a trip to Ethiopia with ONE.

Tomorrow, ONE Girls and Women is kicking off the first ever AYA Summit for digital influencers. Named after a hardy West African fern, the AYA represents endurance and resourcefulness—just like so many girls and women across the world.

The AYA Summit will take place at Google’s DC headquarters and will focus on issues facing women and girls in the developing world. Through a series of talks, panels, visuals, and demonstrations, attendees will learn what it means to be born female in Africa, and what we, along with girls and women in Africa, can do to help people meet their full potential.

Follow the #AYASummit hashtag on Twitter to stay updated on the conversation!


The AYA Summit audience of ONE’s highly effective network of ONE Moms, as well as many other bloggers and digital influencers from across the United States, have a collective reach of more than 48 million people and who are eager to learn more about extreme poverty’s effects on girls and women.

Guest speakers will include leaders in politics, medicine, entertainment, journalism, development, and the blogosphere—and there will be a few amazing surprises along the way!

At ONE, we believe that unlocking the potential of girls and women, who are disproportionately affected by poverty, is the key to solving many development challenges.

You can join the lively conversation tomorrow or follow along on Twitter by following @ONEgirlswomen and @ONECampaign, hashtag #AYASummit. Also, check out the ONE Girls and Women Facebook page here.