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1,000 Dreams Fund's Student Leadership Summit

The Student Leadership Summit is a conference for 1DF's students and perspectives. Join us for an empowering day of speakers and community!

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023

Location: Virtual – Via Zoom

About this event:
Please Join 1,000 Dreams Fund for our Inaugural Student Leadership Summit!

The summit is an empowering day filled with speakers, networking, leadership skill building, and more. We have some great presentations and fun activities planned. We are excited to present this year’s summit theme: The Power of You – embracing your abilities and the unique, individual way you see the world.

This conference is FREE but registration is required. This is a VIRTUAL event. Students can plan to join us for an inspiring day from anywhere around the world!

We’ve had such great interest our team wanted to be able to bring this opportunity to an even larger audience, so this year’s Student Leadership Summit is virtual. We can’t wait for you to join us!

All Zoom login info and additional materials will be given to registered attendees by July 28th.

For all other questions and inquiries please contact us at staff@1000dreamsfund.org

“This was the best women’s empowerment summit I have attended as it was well organized and well planned!”
- College Student Attendee, 1,000 Dreams Fund's Student Leadership Summit 2022

Learn About Our Keynote Speaker

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Haley Lickstein first discovered the power of advocacy and voice in elementary school after attending her first protest and rally. From there her passion for civic advocacy and community organizing only grew.

In high school she interned for her United States Senator, spent the summer in Washington DC as a United States Senate Page, and was president of her Mayor’s Youth Council. These experiences led her to Washington DC for college where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in an interdisciplinary studies program focused on the intersection of communications, law, economics and government.

While in DC she interned at many organizations including EMILY’s list, the Democratic National Committee and on Capital Hill. After graduating in 2019, she began working on the social and economic impact programs team in the policy org at Meta. Here she focused on leveraging Meta’s resources to promote economic recovery and opportunity, decrease stigma around the opioid epidemic, increase access to STEM education, and workforce development in communities across the country.

Today, Haley works for the Gates Foundation in the Office of the CEO supporting foundation wide strategy work and the Foundation’s leadership offices.

Haley is the proud founder of Action for Access, a campaign focused on mobilizing young people to take action around political issues today. Action for access is focused on bridging the disconnect between engagement and civic participation, utilizing social media as a tool for grassroots advocacy. Action for access has mobilized thousands to take action and has partnered with many national organizations such as Planned Parenthood.

Meet Our Panelists

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Bridging the Gap: Advice for Finding Your Footing After Graduation is the topic of our panel discussion.

You will hear from members of 1,000 Dreams Fund’s Junior Board of Directors, including:

  • Anne Thai (moderator), Community Operations Lead at Community Gaming
  • Kit Dunn, Project Manager at Raidiant
  • Nikky Nguyen, Investment Associate at Highland Private Wealth Management
  • Shaivali Parekh, Internal Audit Manager at Ripple

They will share about their own experiences tapping into The Power of You, and offer advice for learning to adapt and ultimately succeed through the many “gaps” life will put in your path.

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12:30pm – 12:40pm

Welcome & Summit Kickoff from Christie Garton, Founder & CEO of 1,000 Dreams Fund

12:40pm – 1:10pm

Student Activity #1

1:10pm – 2:10pm

Keynote Speech and Q+A

2:10pm – 2:55pm

Student Activity #2

2:55pm – 3:55pm

Panel Discussion and Q+A

3:55pm – 4:00pm

Thank You & Closeout!

Interested In Becoming Our Summit Sponsor?

For companies and organizations interested in sponsoring our summit please contact development@1000dreamsfund.org for further information.

Hear From Some of Last Year's Speakers

2022 Photo Gallery