Girls are innovative, strong, and powerful drivers of positive change in their communities around the world. On October 12, 2021, girl advocates joined U.S. Congressional Co-sponsors David Trone and Cathy McMorris Rodgers and moderator Erin Kennedy of ChildFund. This virtual event highlighted how the Girls LEAD Act (H.R. 1661, S. 634) would increase girls’ participation in civic and political spaces, help to advance gender equality, build more resilient communities, and strengthen democracies.