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GEMS Summit 2019

  • Florida Hotel & Conference Center (map)

Join us for our first ever weekend long GEMS Summit coming to Orlando on March 9th and 10th! This year's theme is Visionary Women: Creating Meaningful Change


  • INTERACTIVE DISCUSSIONS with Aisha Al-adawiya, founder of Women in Islam, and a pioneer in the fight for women's rights in the Muslim community

  • TRAINING SESSIONS conducted by Rana Abdelhamid of Malikah,focused on women's organizing and healing justice

  • PANEL DISCUSSIONS highlighting the work of some inspiring visionaries in our own community

  • TOWN HALL MEETING sharing results of the Gender Equity Survey and how we can address those needs

  • NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES to connect to other amazing women making an impact in our region


Registration includes access to all workshops and sessions for both days, as well as printed materials and refreshments. Meals are not included

Registration Fees:

  • Individual Registration: $50

  • Early Bird Registration: $40 (Register by February 20th)

  • Student Registration: $25

  • Members of Registered Partner Organizations: 50% discount

  • Limited number of scholarships available. To request assistance/scholarship, click HERE.


  • Women-led nonprofits and businesses are welcome to become GEMS partners!

  • Discounted individual registration fees for your members/representatives (receive special discount code)

  • Opportunity to have an informational/vendor table at event

  • 2 Invitations to GEMS Mixer on Saturday night

  • Cost: $100/organization

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: At Florida Hotel & Conference Center

  • All MWO guests that RESERVE ROOM BY 2/8/19 receive a discounted rate of $149.00 per night.

  • To reserve a room, call Florida Hotel Reservations Department at 800-588-4656. Guests should identify themselves as attendees of Muslim Women's Organization.

  • Individual reservations may be cancelled without penalty outside of 72 hours prior to arrival.

  • If cancelled within 72 hours of arrival the Hotel will charge for the 1st night's room and tax.

  • A no-show reservation will be charged 1st night's room and tax.


  • Help cover the registration costs for women who need assistance.

  • Help us keep the conference fees low so more women can benefit.

  • Sponsor GEMS Mixer on Saturday evening

  • For information about benefits and other perks, email

For all other inquiries, contact Sadaf at 407-821-0770 or

Earlier Event: February 24
Leaders in Training Session: The Iceberg
Later Event: April 10
Gender Equity Committee Meeting