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Women’s Economic Success and Global Growth

July 23, 2012, 11:00am ET - 12:00pm ET

The U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will participate in a special conversation at the Center for American Progress with CAP President Neera Tanden as part of our Women’s Leadership Series. Ambassador Verveer will reflect on her experience championing women’s issues around the world and what she sees as the challenges and opportunities facing our next generation of women leaders.

Ambassador Verveer will also discuss new evidence that underscores the importance of empowering women for economic growth, sustainable development, and peace building. Bringing women into the economy is a proven way of delivering meaningful economic growth. Women can be major contributors in peace building initiatives and are crucial to maintaining safe and secure societies. Investing in women and girls is smart policy.