It’s Time 2015 was a cross-sector initiative bringing women and men together to achieve gender equity and empower women and girls at all levels to be leaders. Drawing attendees representing a full spectrum of social and economic diversity, the inaugural summit took place May 1-3, 2015 in the host city of Baltimore, while satellite events occurred simultaneously in partner cities across the U.S.

Sessions at It's Time 2015

It's Time to Accelerate Women's Leadership - Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

It’s time to accelerate the full participation of women in leadership across all sectors – business, health, education, media and entertainment, government and the environment: to achieve gender equality.


It’s Time to Build Economies That Care For Each Other and the Earth - Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 9:00 AM

Economists, political scientists and researchers confirm that what’s good for women is good for the whole world. The positive impact for our families, our communities, our health and the health of our earth is undeniable as we build a fair economy that values the contributions of women.


It’s Time to Invest in Girls - Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:45 PM

System changes that empower girls to attend school, stay healthy, escape poverty and overcome violence worldwide are long overdue. Everyone in the community thrives when women and girls thrive. This session will explore investing in girls as a solution to ending global poverty.


It's Time for Partnership - Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM

The imbalance of power between women and men throughout history has led to unjust social, political and economic structures that affect all people across the gender spectrum. To build partnerships between women, men and all people, it is essential to examine gender norms and how we can build an inclusive community for the changes needed in our world.


A Network of Networks: Introducing a Social Enterprise to Fund Women and Girls and Gender Equality - Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Speaker: Betsy McKinney, Founder and CEO, It’s Time Network


Community Impact Awards Dinner, Celebration and Dance - Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

It’s Time Network’s Community Impact Awards Dinner, Celebration and Dance is an annual event dedicated to celebrating organizational excellence, leadership and service to the community. This inaugural Awards Ceremony featured keynote presentations from NOW Foundation President Terry O’Neill and Feminist Majority President and legend Eleanor Smeal.


It’s Time to Evolve Democracy - Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 8:30 AM

In order to have a true democracy reflective of a range of talents from all Americans, we need women and people of color fully empowered and represented in all sectors of our society. This session will showcase what is being done to ensure that women and people of color achieve sufficient representation to really make a difference in our world.


It's Time for Global Transformation - Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Women and men working together around the world can shift power, resources and attitudes to end violence, transform conflict and reach our highest humanity. In the decades ahead we must strengthen partnerships between global social movements to heal and regenerate our world. It’s time to prepare for a just, peaceful, and sustainable future for all of the children across the world.


Closing: A Powerful Call to Action - Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 12:45 PM

  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
  • Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, CEO and Co-Founder,
  • Eleanor Smeal, President, The Feminist Majority Foundation