Laura Register returns from White House summit

LAURA REGISTER, right, is pictured with new friends La Mikia Castillo, left, of Los Angeles, Calif., who works with National Foster Youth Institute, and Ginny Carroll,center, of Indianapolis, Ind., who started Circle of Sisterhood.

Home from a two-day summit in Washington, D.C., Laura Register says she is energized after learning what women across the globe are doing to support one another.
Register was selected to attend the United State of Women Summit convened by the White House, June 14-16, where speakers included leaders in business, government, non profit, the economy, higher education, the arts and more. The Grady countian admits she’s slightly star struck by all of the notable speakers she was able to hear.
“This was incredible. I just couldn’t believe I was there,” Register says.
Register says she was moved by speakers such as President Obama, Michelle Obama, Warren Buffet, Amy Poehler, Vice President Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey and more.
“The event was not a political gathering, it was really what can we do to help with women’s issues globally, whether it was domestic violence, rape, the Violence Against Women Act, or the inability for girls to receive an education, or genital mutilation,” Register says.
She also says the other attendees were also inspiring.
“I made a lot of connections with people across the United States and we talked about different initiatives that we are doing in our communities and I learned about some ideas I can bring back to Grady County,” an enthusiastic Register says.
Register serves as this year’s chairman of the Grady County Board of Education and serves on the boards of directors of the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County and of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (G-CAPP).

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