“I’m Going to SPEAK UP! Because …”: Why Women Leaders Are Attending PWN-USA’s Summit (Videos)

In just one short month, 200 women living with HIV from every region and corner of the United States will gather in Fort Walton Beach, FL, for SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV.

Lepena Reid, Janet Kitchen and Rose Todd, South Florida

We will build leadership skills, address critical policy, advocacy and research issues relevant to women’s lives – and foster a growing national community among women living with HIV.

To get to Fort Walton Beach, women are organizing vans, fundraising for flights, borrowing frequent flyer miles. They’re going on behalf of supporting organizations. They’re selling sweets and jewelry. They’re inviting their pastors and pharmacists and employers and fellow community members to support their work.

Why are so many women so passionate about attending this herstoric gathering? View the videos below to find out. Help make SPEAK UP! a reality for even more women by supporting the Summit!


I’m Going to the SPEAK UP! Summit Because …

Teresa Sullivan, Pennsylvania


Joyce Belton, South Carolina


Maria T. Mejia, Florida


LaDonna Boyens, Pennsylvania


Jetta, Marlena, Jeanetta and Susan, South Carolina


Nancy Asha Molock, Pennsylvania

3 thoughts on ““I’m Going to SPEAK UP! Because …”: Why Women Leaders Are Attending PWN-USA’s Summit (Videos)

  1. St. Croix will be in the house for PWN USA 1st Summit!! We would not want to miss this herstory making moment. We are looking forward in learning and hearing from other women in rural areas how they do their advocacy and making a difference in their communities. Our community is so small and everyone knows everyone and it is very difficult to get the women out to be a part of something bigger than ourselves! We are looking forward to the summit to be re-energized, motivate, e inspired and engaged by so many awesome and fierce women!! You rock PWN USA! Big Up My Sistas!! Soon, God willing!

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