Extraordinary women gather in Carlsbad, California, to support vulnerable adolescent girls in Uganda.
On November 11, 2018, something amazing happened in Carlsbad, California. The Just Like My Child Foundation held its first-ever Summit Gathering of The League to further our efforts to support vulnerable adolescent girls in Uganda. This special event featured thought leaders and world change agents who are dedicated to empowering extraordinary women into purposeful, collective action.
As you know, our mission is to help our girls stay in school and become equipped to protect themselves from forced child marriage, early pregnancy, rape, and disease—so they can live the lives of their dreams. And, we are thrilled and grateful that this Summit will have a direct impact on many girls!
This exclusive event for all of the women who have joined The League was held at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa on November 11, 2018. Nearly 200 extraordinary women were in attendance to benefit from the messages of an incredible lineup of 17 powerful speakers.
Our Mistress of Ceremonies was our accomplished League sister Sheri Salata, co-visionary of The Pillar Life and co-host of the popular podcast This is Fifty with Sheri and Nancy. Sheri has also appeared in the acclaimed docu-series Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes in her role as Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Co-President of OWN and Harpo Studios.
We were incredibly fortunate to also have had Lisa Nichols and Dan Buettner as our keynote speakers. In case you’re out of the loop…
Lisa is a celebrated motivational speaker who has inspired millions through her seminars and her role as a featured teacher in The Secret. She is also the founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit. Her transformation from a struggling single mother on public assistance to leader of a multi-million dollar enterprise is the inspiration behind her mission to help others tap into their limitless potential.
Dan is a world-renowned explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer AND New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. His research has revealed communities around the globe whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age—areas he has deemed “Blue Zones.” His newly released book, Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From The World’s Happiest People reveals the surprising secrets of the world’s happiest places.
And, that’s not all…
We were also inspired by Krishanti O’Mara Vignarajah, Molly Biehl, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and many more. Audreyana Michele, influencer and spokesmodel for Crush XO, spoke for the very first time publicly about the insecurities she has faced as a young woman and how she is more inspired than ever to use her platform and voice to empower women and girls around the world.
Our goal for the Summit was to refuel souls, build community and transform the world. Mission accomplished!!!
Our souls were refueled by short and powerful TED-style talks and educational panel discussions, as well as live Skype sessions with the girls in Uganda whose lives are being transformed as a direct result of our support.
Lasting partnerships were created and strengthened through networking amongst like-minded extraordinary women who create positive change in their businesses, communities and industries.
And, we definitely did some transforming—not just by changing the lives of our girls in Uganda, but by inspiring and equipping all in attendance to live their best life and create a lasting legacy that will have an exponential impact on the world.
More than $140,000 was raised for the Just Like My Child Girl Power Project® as a result of more extraordinary women joining The League and other pledged donations at the Summit. Attendees described the day as “powerful,” “inspiring,” “amazing,” and “profound.”
You simply must take a moment to check out the gorgeous pictures from the event:
Why have nearly 200 women joined Just Like My Child’s “League”—a collective of extraordinary women who are making a difference just by joining?
Because, like so many women today, they “Wanna Change The World.”
Let’s face it, our moment has come…it’s time.
It’s time to stand on the right side of history…to answer the call you’re hearing…to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
To change the world one girl, one woman, one decision at a time.
This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for—how will you write your story?
Join me—Vivian Glyck, Founder of Just Like My Child Foundation and The League, a network of extraordinary women committed to making a difference in this world. We’re seizing our moment to leave a legacy, ignite change in ourselves, and empower vulnerable adolescent girls through our Girl Power Project®.
After more than a decade working with communities in rural Uganda, we have discovered that focusing on adolescent girls is the key to preventing new generations from ever entering the cycle of poverty and disease—and it allows girls to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.
Your investment in The League—with a tax-deductible donation of just $97 each month—will transform the lives of 10 young girls living in Uganda who need your help NOW. It will empower them to:
Join us. It’s SIMPLE. It has PURPOSE. And IT IS NECESSARY.
Click HERE to check out all of our past Gatherings and on the button below to learn more about this amazing sisterhood:
The League is a network of extraordinary women leaders who support Just Like My Child Foundation’s (JLMC) mission to empower vulnerable adolescent girls through the Girl Power Project®. Our League Gatherings are a series of events designed to mobilize members into self care, connection, and community—and doing the next right thing.
Follow JLMC on Instagram @justlikemychild and Facebook @justlikemychildfoundation for to meet League members and get updates on the upcoming League Gatherings.
Since its founding by Vivian Glyck in 2006, Just Like My Child Foundation has developed deep partnerships with rural communities in Africa to deliver sustainable programs that address health care, education, microenterprise, social justice, and women/girls’ empowerment. Through that work, JLMC organically came to understand that focusing on vulnerable adolescent girls is a powerful approach to disrupting the cycle of poverty. Today, Just Like My Child Foundation is focused on its mission to empower vulnerable adolescent girls by enabling them to create healthy, self-sustaining families who prosper without further aid.