In Sept. 2015, 193 world leaders came together at the United Nations to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from ending poverty to tackling climate change. Goal no. 5 was to achieve gender equality by 2030. S.H.E. Summit’s #SHE2030 mission is to support and develop female and male leaders to RISE to their highest potential and LIFT others in the process so that gender equality is accelerated and actually achieved by 2030. And yes we believe the inclusion of and collaboration with men is an imperative.


We believe the 4th wave of feminism and the women’s movement is in full-effect, but it’s not about just one movement. Instead it is the AMALGAMATION of thousands of social movements that result in women and men being treated fairly. It is actually a Macro-Movement that calls on individuals and organizations to lead and drive a specific movement. What have you experienced or seen that is unfair or problematic that you can impact based on who you are and what you do? When more leaders and organizations are RISING & LIFTING, gender equality in our lifetime is made possible. But we know how tough the climb is so S.H.E. Summit aims to support you to do this in a way that is authentic, joyful and economically empowered.

Need inspiration? Below you can discover, support, share specific movements changing the world for gender. It’s a growing, curated list by the S.H.E. Team. To share a movement with us, please contact us.




Hillary Clinton launched #GirlsCHARGE as an initiative to effectively and safely educate girls globally. It is a commitment to raise global ambition for girls’ education.


UN Women has generated a campaign to catalyze actions to advance gender equality. Its goal is to further accumulate energy & support for the women’s empowerment movement to elevate future generations of women and girls.


Spearheaded by Vice President Biden & the White House, this initiative strives to create an environment in which sexual assault on college campuses is unacceptable and survivors are supported. #ItsOnUs is a commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.


The viral hashtag #YesAllWomen aims to raise awareness of the constant barrage of sexism that women face by encouraging the sharing of personal stories of harassment & sexism.


Huffington Post Women started #ThatsWhatHeSaid by posting photos of women holding up signs with quotes from their street harassers. This campaign asked women to share their experiences online to draw attention to street harassment.


Take the Lead has driven this initiative to make gender workplace equality happen by 2025 instead of its current course of equality growth by 2095.


Created by The Representation Project, this campaign spotlights media that empowers women and girls across the globe.


Launched by African American Policy Forum, stemming from the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, this campaign promotes a gendered analysis of racialized state violence. The campaign asks people to share photos and stories of black women who have been killed by the police online with the hashtags #SayHerName and #HerDreamDeferred.


After hundreds of Nigerian girls were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram, #BringBackOurGirls became a rally for the young girls who are still missing, bringing light to the horrific tragedies endured by women all over the world today.


As a feature length documentary, Girl Rising shines light on the importance of girls’ education. #GirlRising makes a global movement and platform for stories, quotes, and calls-to-action about educating and empowering girls.


#StopGamerGate is a hashtag response to the misogyny, racism, and prejudices within the gamer community and the attacks women received from #GamerGate followers for criticizing these behaviors in the video game industry.


Ignited after the deaths of transgender individuals, #TransLivesMatter highlights the struggles and violence experienced by transgender and non-binary individuals.


Sexual-assault survivor, Danielle Tansino created the Red My Lips organization which runs a global awareness campaign showing solidarity for sexual-assault survivors and speaking out against victim-blaming. The #RedMyLips hashtag asks people to show support by wearing red lipstick, snapping a pic and sharing it on social media to alert people to the cause.


This global hashtag aims to rally the masses against the arrest of five Chinese women for creating a series of performance art pieces as public awareness campaigns to promote gender equality and to expose the issue of sexual assault on public transportation.


The Everyday Sexism Project is “a collection of experiences of daily gender imbalance.” #EveryDaySexism invites women around the world to share their regular encounters with sexism in an effort to highlight this disparity of treatment.


A social effort fueled by Girlup.org, #GirlsCount highlights the lack of women’s visibility all over the world when they are denied birth certificates. The movement brings light to gender discrepancies and fights for girls to receive birth certificates.


Launched by Malala Yousafzai in celebration of her 18th birthday, #BooksNotBullets is a call to world leaders to fund global education rather than the military. To demonstrate how education is the real weapon for change, Malala encouraged everyone to post a picture of themselves with their favorite book and share why he or she chooses books instead of bullets.


WomanCare Global has launched a new initiative using the hashtag #thenwhowill to bring women’s health issues to the forefront of discussion. The aim of this initiative is to take away the idea that these issues are taboo subjects, and rather, are important topics of conversation.


Fifteen member organizations, including the UN, Unicef, and UNwomen, have come together to help promote awareness and prevention of female genital mutation through the use of #endfgm. With thousands of posts on various social media sites, #endfgm is sparking conversation about female genital mutation in various sectors.


Everyday Sexism’s new campaign gives people an outlet to share their stories of being victims, in various ways, of sexism. #WhenIWas brings sexual harassment stories to the forefront of conversation.


In June of 2016, the White House convened the first summit on women and girls to evaluate that state of women both domestically and internationally. Covering issues falling within the pillars of violence against women, entrepreneurship & innovation, economic empowerment, heath & wellness, education, & leadership, the conference marked the initiation of women’s empowerment a major domestic priority.




Gillette Venus kicked off a YouTube video campaign to fight against one-dimensional labels by encouraging women to ditch those given to them. The #UseYourAnd campaign wants women to embrace all of their attributes and multi-facets.


Aimed at supporting & encouraging young women to overcome barriers and break boundaries, Cover Girl created a movement that motivates women to forget “can’t” and push their boundaries.


The #LikeAGirl campaign introduced by Always focuses on helping girls everywhere to keep their confidence by reclaiming the common insult “like a girl” as a discussion on female strength.


The Everyday Sexism Project in its mission to expose the daily sexism women around the globe experience asked older women to communicate their stories, thoughts, and feelings about gender and age based stereotypes and challenges they experience every day.


Beyonce and Sheryl Sandberg teamed up to expel the word “Bossy” as a descriptor for assertive girls and shift the cultural perception towards leadership and confidence development.


Launched by Levo League, a platform and resource for young professionals, the #Ask4More campaign encourages women to request higher salaries and end the gender wage gap. It gives women the tools, support and information they need to ask for equal pay.


Dove is challenging women to “Choose Beautiful” and to shift their consciousness to be positive about themselves by learning how to appreciate their own unique beauty.


Transgender rights activist Janet Mock created #GirlsLikeUs as a social media campaign to bring visibility to trans women and celebrate their achievements in various industries. This serves as a social media community to connect, uplift, and share resources for all trans women.


A twitter conversation started by @FeministaJones, #YouOkSis highlights the unique intersection of gender and race-based street harassment experienced by black women. It stems from a simple question rarely asked in situations of street harassment that can help bring a sense of security to victims and to let harassers know that their behavior will not go unnoticed.


The fear of judgment stops many women from taking part in any form of exercise. The campaign propelled by Sport England celebrates the active women who are exercising regardless of how they look, or how well they do it.


Two moms banded together and created an instagram account, @loveyourlines, promoting body positivity. Their account accepts photo submissions of women showing off their stretch marks to celebrate the changes women’s bodies go through.


After publishing her critically acclaimed book Lean In on women in the workplace, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg continues to empower women to step it up in the workplace and focus on success in their professional lives. #LeanIn encourages women to speak up and advocate for themselves at work.


Tackling the issues of girls’ self esteem and body image, the NYC Girls Project created a campaign that invites girls to share what makes them beautiful the way they are.


Created by Courtney Summers, a young adult fiction writer whose works center around themes of struggles young women face, started #ToTheGirls campaign asking people to send out messages of support, thanks, advice, and encouragement to girls on social media.




This social campaign encourages women and the media to steer the dialogue to the “missing perspective on women in tech.” Rather than just discussing the lack of women in tech, this movement asks for the stories of women’s experience in tech, as entrepreneurs, and as founders to be explored.


Established by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (@GDIGM), Geena on Gender has a focus to change how women are represented in media, film & entertainment and to work towards a fair gender balance.


Started by Rachel Sklar, #ChangeTheRatio is about bringing opportunity and visibility to women’s accomplishments and contributions in the tech and new media industry and to encourage them towards more gender diversity.


After Noble Prize winner Tim Hunt’s sexist comment about women went viral, feminist online magazine Vagenda urged female scientists to post pictures on social media of themselves at work using the hashtag #DistractinglySexy to highlight sexism and gender bias in science.


Neiman Marcus’s #NMMakeSomeNoise is providing more opportunities for dialogue through social media to celebrate the accomplishments of bold women with bold voices.


EmpowerWomen worked in collaboration with Liuba Grechen Shirley to create the #IAmParent campaign, a campaign that starts the dialogue around leave benefits for parents and the benefits currently being offered.


EmpowerWomen and Facebook partnered together to create the #SheMeansBusiness campaign to provide an opportunity for women to share their business success stories and provide resources for those who need them.




With the unveiling of the State of The World’s Fathers 2015 global report at the United Nations, The United Nations Population Fund pushed out the hashtag #SOWF to encourage conversation around the engagement of men and boys in the effort for gender equality.


UN Women launched the #HeForShe movement to drive the integration of men into today’s gender equality movement. All over the world, men are taking a stand for gender equality as the movement cannot be successful without the support of both women AND men.


“Behind every great woman is another.” #AllInForHer is a call to action by Women Moving Millions geared around committing more resources to the cause of women and girls around the world.


As a part of his Save The Daughter, Educate the Daughter Campaign, the Prime Minister of India called on fathers to take selfies with their daughters in an effort to boost the standing of women in India’s highly patriarchal society.