03.17.11

Inspiring Outcomes from the Summit

Women in the World Summit participants stepped up by giving pledges, offering services, and getting involved. And that’s just the beginning.

The incredible stories from this year’s Women in the World Summit have inspired many to get involved and make a difference. During the event, audience members made donations and pledged to lend their talents and resources to help our solutions partners and it was only the beginning.

Several more groups and individuals came up with their own ways to help in the days following the summit. Among them are a law firm in Boulder, Colo., that pledged free legal services to the organizations and women featured during the summit, and a grassroots campaign in Atlanta that aims to make domestic sex trafficking an Election Day issue for their local officials.

In addition, Jennifer Short of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has offered to sell necklaces and accessories made by Rebecca Lolosoli’s village, and will return 100 percent of the proceeds to Lolosoli’s organization, which created a refuge for women in conflict-torn Kenya.  Manhattan jeweler David Yurman held an online auction that raised $11,500, with funds going to benefit the Polaris Project, a group that fights human trafficking around the world.  

And that’s just in the past few days. The stories and solutions from Women in the World continue to resonate and the outcomes inspired have only just begun. We plan to have many more stories of action to report, so stay tuned for updates, and better yet, find out how you can get involved by contacting our Women in the World Solutions Partners, or our Daily Beast community editor, Ronnie Cho, at ronnie.cho [@] thedailybeast.com

Ronnie Cho is The Daily Beast’s community editor. Previously Ronnie worked on the Barack Obama campaign and for the administration in Washington, D.C. He now lives in New York.