Toledo, Ohio, May 30, 2024: Plans are well underway for the 2024 Owens Corning Women’s Leadership Summit. The theme of this year’s event is Own Your Voice: Be Heard. Be Bold. Be You. The summit will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Glass City Center. The event includes networking, a local author’s showcase, empowering female speakers, and more. Toledo’s own Chrys Peterson will facilitate a moderated Q&A. The summit gives women throughout the region an opportunity to connect and focus on development and growth.

This year,the event will feature Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Moms First and Founder of Girls Who Code, as the keynote speaker. Reshma is a leading activist and has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and most recently advocating for policies to support moms impacted by the pandemic. Reshma’s newest book Pay Up: The Future of Woman and Work (And Why It’s Different Than You Think) presents a bold plan to address the burnout and inequity harming America’s working women today.

Reshma is working to give all working women, especially working moms, a stronger voice.  In her nine-year tenure as the CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma grew the organization to one of the largest and most prestigious nonprofits in the country. Today, Girls Who Code has taught over 400,000 girls through direct in-person computer science education programming and reached 500 million people worldwide through its New York Times -bestselling book series and award-winning campaigns.

In response to the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on America’s moms, Reshma launched the Marshall Plan for Moms to advocate for policies that value women’s labor in and out of the home. In 2023, Marshall Plan for Moms became Moms First, a reflection of the progress made in the last two years and a rallying cry to expand the movement we’re building together.

Dr. Tracee Perryman, CEO and Co-Founder of Center of Hope Family Services, will also be speaking at the event.

The Owens Corning Women’s Leadership Summit is one of the events of the Dana Open golf tournament.

2024 table sponsorships are available, and individual program-only tickets (excludes lunch) for the Women’s Leadership Summit are available for $50 at For more information or to purchase table sponsorships, please call Savannah Wagener at 419-531-3277 or email at

All proceeds from this event will support several Toledo area children’s charities, including the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity: Women Build, Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Toledo, ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio.

“Year over year, this event continues to support incredible initiatives in our community. We are thrilled to utilize proceeds from this beloved event to benefit the families these organizations serve,” said Judd Silverman, Tournament Director for the Dana Open.


The Dana Open is one of the longest running events on the LPGA Tour. The Dana Open was founded in 1984 and has been played yearly, except in 1986 and 2011, in Sylvania, Ohio. Over the past 39 years, the tournament has raised $13.9 million for more than 215 local children’s charities. This year the event will be played July 18 – July 21 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. For more information, visit