The Governor's Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach and First Lady Frances Strickland host "Momentum 2010: Ohio Women's Summit," a statewide forum to discuss and promote the status of Ohio women and girls in the areas of economics, education, and health.
Held on International Women's Day at the Vern Riffe Center in Columbus, the event addresses topics ranging from access to higher education, women and leadership, violence against women, and the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and math careers. The summit aims to help women with strategies to lead healthy, safe and financially-stable lives, as well as enhance collaboration among women and women's organizations.
A diverse range of speakers will participate in Momentum 2010, including Governor Strickland, First Lady Frances Strickland, Pulitzer Prize winner and Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz, philanthropist Mavis Leno, and diversity and inclusion expert Audra Bohannon.
Valerie Jarrett, White House senior adviser and assistant to President Barack Obama for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Jarrett also serves as chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.