Strategies for Women’s Economic Empowerment

An International Women's Day Conversation

On March 8, International Women’s Day, please join the Center for American Progress for a public event that will focus on implementing Sustainable Development Goal 5, “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” While many recent analyses highlight the potential benefits of women’s economic empowerment—including greater economic growth and improved health and education outcomes for future generations—substantial legal, cultural, and social barriers remain.

Welcoming remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote:
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy

Panelists:
Akanksha Hazari, 2015 Vital Voices Global Partnership awardee, Founder & CEO m.paani
Hajime Takeuchi, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency USA
Chris Jochnick, CEO of Landesa

Moderator:
Molly Elgin-Cossart, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Location

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005