G.L.O.W. Events

Global HerStory Summit

The Global HerStory Summit (GHS) is an annual conference hosted by Global G.L.O.W. and LitWorld in NYC in conjunction with UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women. Young women and girls who participate in HerStory programming year round are invited to attend the 5 day summit as ambassadors of their communities. Together at the Summit, ambassadors develop Community Action Plans that will serve as blueprints for positive and impactful change for gender equality in their respective communities.

photo by Monet Eliastam

Glow Gala, A Celebration of Girls Changing the World

Global G.L.O.W. held its inaugural Glow Gala in September 2017 at the Resort at Pelican Hill. The event raised over $500,000 for Global G.L.O.W.’s largest international project, the HerStory Campaign. Guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail reception on the terrace, a champagne opportunity drawing, once in a lifetime live auction experiences and an inspiring on stage program.

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Glow Gala on Saturday, September 29th. It is sure to sell out!

Annual Run The World 5K

Run The World, our annual fun run in celebration of International Day of the Girl, inspires families and our HerStory Campaign partners to get active in a fun and healthy 5K and 1-mile kid’s run, while spreading awareness about our international programs.

2018 race date to be announced!


United Nations Youth Forum

Global G.L.O.W. looks forward to attending the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Youth Forum each year. The CSW Youth Forum convenes nearly 1,000 youth leaders and activists from around the world to produce a Youth Declaration, anchored in the voices and experiences of young people, to inform discussions at CSW61 and the UN Agenda 2030.

2016 CSW Youth Forum Declaration

2017 CSW Youth Forum Declaration


United Nations Youth Forum

Story Summits

The HerStory Campaign hosts community-wide events all over the world to celebrate the power of girls and their stories. Story Summits are one-day events led by HerStory trained mentors and volunteers that provide a dynamic forum for girls and women from the community to share stories, celebrate and learn from one another.

photo by Monet Eliastam