On August 7th 2018, Millennial Action Project’s COO, Layla Zaidane, traveled to Wilmington, DE to speak at the Millennial Summit. The Millennial Summit is the region’s premier experience where young professionals, impact players, rising stars and innovators come together to connect and grow. Millennial Summit inspires attendees to speak up and get involved with their community, grow professionally, and connect with visionaries and innovators who are moving the needle. This year, 600 individuals participated in the Millennial Summit.
Layla participated on a breakout panel along with Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary, Human Rights Campaign, about advocacy and activism.The discussion focused on how the Millennial generation can harness digital tools, personal commitment to social causes, and a desire for active participation to effect necessary change in our world. Layla and the other panelists shared their knowledge and experience on advocacy strategy and technique to turn the audiences passion into activism for lasting impact. Her panel was joined by surprise guest Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), who spoke to the sense of hope and optimism he sees in young people today.
Layla also participated in the Millennial Summit’s closing panel to discuss how young people can lead, work, and innovate to create purposeful impact. Led by Logan Herring, Sr. Executive Director at the Kingswood Community Center, the discussion tied together many of the themes and topics discussed throughout the Millennial Summit. Highlights from the panel discussion included some of the ways and best practices for getting involved and making a real impact in your career and community.
Layla was joined on the panel by Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr, Kyle Evans Gay, Esq., Board President of Spur Impact, Dallas Shaw, Fashion Illustrator & Visual Director at DallasShaw.com, and Robert E. Buccini, Managing Partner/Owner of the Buccini/Pollin Group.