Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Gender and the World of Work

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, March 8, the Center for American Progress and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry will mark International Women’s Day by hosting a conversation on women in the workforce.

The event will focus on how closing the gender gap in labor market participation and in political and corporate leadership would improve work-life balance and would support diverse and productive economies around the world. The discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities women face in entering, thriving, and moving up in the world of work.


Opening remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Featured speakers:
Rikke Lind, Norwegian Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Trade and Industry
Amy Dacey, Executive Director, EMILY’s List
Maria Peña
, Senior Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Vital Voices

Moderated by:
Sabina Dewan
, Director of Globalization and International Employment, Center for American Progress


Thursday, March 8, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


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

Map & Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center


RSVP for this event For more information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected] or 202.741.6285