It’s Time 2015 is a cross-sector initiative bringing women and men together to achieve gender equity and empower women and girls at all levels to be leaders. Expected to draw attendees representing a full spectrum of social and economic diversity, the inaugural summit will take place May 1-3, 2015 in the host city of Baltimore, while satellite events occur simultaneously in partner cities across the U.S.
For more than a century, local, national, and global organizations have been working to advance leadership among women and girls across a range of issues. It’s time to change the conversation about gender equity. It’s time to tell a new story about women leaders and what they can continue to accomplish. It’s time to make the inclusion of women and girls a prerequisite across sectors. And it’s time to do this in collaboration with men.
It’s Time Network is a diverse network of women and men working to evolve democracy and affirm the value of interdependence between all people and groups. Building connections between political leaders, grass roots activists, local communities, and national associations, ITN’s mission is to generate awareness around the importance of empowering women and girls and galvanize action across a range of issues including:
Women make up more than half the U.S. population, yet they are underrepresented in positions of power and opinion in every sector of American society.
It’s Time Network believes the full empowerment of women and girls calls for gender partnership by unifying voices and sharing resources across all sectors. We envision a world in which women and men share collective equality and equal representation, as we evolve our democracy, build a fair economy, and regenerate the Earth. Through curating annual summits, local advocacy groups, and funding opportunities, ITN aims to address challenges that stem from the preclusion of women at decision-making levels across all sectors.
ITN will host the annual It’s Time Partnership Summit that brings together network partners through inclusive and interactive dialogue about our common future.