By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 2nd Annual Summit for Women and Girls was held in Philadelphia on Friday. The focus: empowerment of women through education, technology, and political action.

Keynote speaker LaTosha Brown started her presentation with inspiration. Not only is she a jazz singer, but also the founder of Black Voters Matter, the organization that helped defeat Roy Moore in the special election for the Alabama Senate seat in 2017.

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Brown says women must work together to achieve change, and that will only happen through discomfort.

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“Things will stay the same and you will stay in the same position until the discomfort of staying the same, becomes greater than the discomfort of changing,” she said.

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The summit included break out sessions on starting your own business, breaking the gender firewall in tech industries, and a panel discussion on teens and self confidence.