8th Annual G(irls)20 Summit 2017, Germany


December 08, 2016

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The 8th Annual G(irls)20 Summit will be held this June in Germany

A delegate from each G20 country, as well as the African & European Union, Pakistan, Afghanistan & MENA region, will be selected to represent their country.


Launched in 2009 at the Clinton Global Initiative, G(irls)20 places girls and women at the center of the G20 economic decision-making process. We were the first global social profit enterprise to advocate that female labor force participation (FLFP) be considered a priority for G20 action. While advocating for change at a global level, we work at the community and individual level by making strategic investments in girls and women, aged 15-25 in 20+ countries. We do this so they can pursue opportunities at home and abroad.
In partnership with the private sector, social profit sector and individuals, we are able to provide:
• Skills-building workshops (entrepreneurship, financial preparedness, communications, technology navigation, leadership, etc.);
• A global Summit;
• Global mentorships; and,
• Coaching so that each of our participants can launch their own program/initiative to empower others.
G(irls)20 is also the driving force behind Bootcamp For Brains, Fathers Empowering Daughters and Girls on Boards.


The G(irls)20 Summit, a G(irls)20 flagship program, takes place annually in the G20 host country.
Designed G20 style, the Summit brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the MENA region. G(irls)20 Summit delegates are all girls, aged 18 -23.
Held in advance of the G20 Leaders’ meeting, the summit provides a unique opportunity for young female delegates from 20+ countries to make recommendations to G20 Leaders on how to increase female labor force participation - a key to economic growth - reduce poverty and increase a country’s GDP. The G(irls)20 Summit is a response to the G20 Leader’s commitment of 2014 to create 100 million new jobs for women by 2025.


In partnership with over 40 internationally recognized organizations (for profit and social profit), applicants are sought and selected based on their responses to questions that focus on leadership, analytical skills, personal triumph and their ability to create innovative solutions to the economic challenges facing the world. The selected delegates go through a yearlong program, which starts months before the Summit itself.


In the months leading up to the Summit, delegates receive extensive reading materials on issues, policies, and industries relevant to the upcoming Summit, as well as media training with coaches from Burson-Marsteller. Delegates also partake in leadership assessment training via the MyersBriggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is provided by Norton Rose Fulbright.


Delegates attend skills-building workshops, participate in panel discussions with local and global experts, and then produce a communiqué with tangible, scalable solutions to increase female labor force participation (FLFP). The communiqué is presented to G20 Leaders for their consideration.
Post Summit, the delegates create their own initiatives or help scale up existing programs in their communities. They are matched with mentors (female and male), in various industries to accelerate their paths. This pay it forward concept has resulted in more than 80 Ambassorled initiatives around the world.

Delegate Applicant Criteria

  • Female, between the ages of 18-23 (at the time of Summit)
  • Will provide consent to appear in any and all media
  • Will commit to launching a post-Summit initiative/project in her own communityR
  • Lives in and holds citizenship in a G20 member country, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the African or European Unions, or the MENA region
  • Is proficient in the English language for all verbal and written communications
  • Has parental or guardian permission to travel to Germany and to fully participate in the summit for the duration of the
  • Summit (This may require absence from school)
  • Has an interest in the economic advancement of girls and women
  • Has or can obtain a valid passport and visa for travel no later than February 28, 2017


1) Deadline to submit complete applications: December 8th, 2016, Midnight (EST);
2) Applications will be reviewed by the G(irls)20 Global Advisory & Partners;
3) Two finalists from each country will be selected and contacted in early January, 2017. Phone interviews will be held shortly thereafter. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted; and,
4) 2017 G(irls)20 Summit Delegates will be announced by the end of January, 2017.

The following will be provided to all G(irls)20 Summit Delegates

  • Summit learning materials and supplies;
  • Return economy air travel arrangements, from the closest international airport to the delegate’s home to Germany;
  • Accommodations while in Germany (in transit accommodations to be covered by the delegate);
  • Meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments each day;
  • All ground transportation while in Germany.

* Please note: it will be the responsibility of the delegate to arrange her own ground transportation to and from her home and the airport, as well as acquiring a passport and/or visa (some countries will require a visa).

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