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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and United Nations to Host Women’s Empowerment Forum in New York City

Chelsea Clinton, Ambassador Verveer will participate in event focusing on private sector’s role in empowering communities and lives

Submitted by: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 27, 2014 – 02:09 PM EST

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Business Call to Action, and the United Nations Office for Partnerships  will convene some of the biggest names in women’s empowerment for their annual International Women’s Day forum. The event, Turning Inspiration into Action: Next Steps for the Private Sector to Empower Women Globally,  will explore the many challenges that women and girls face in attaining economic independence and highlight the private sector's role in these efforts.

WHO:
Chelsea Clinton,
Vice Chair, The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation
Ambassador Melanne Verveer,
Executive Director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University
The Honorable John R. McKernan,
President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Soledad O’Brien, Journalist and Co-Founder, Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Shiza Shahid, Co-founder and CEO, The Malala Fund
Vishakha Desai, Ph.D., President Emerita, Asia Society
Marc DeCourcey, Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Executive Vice President, United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Charlotte Oades, Global Director, Women's Economic Empowerment, The Coca-Cola Company
Dotti Hatcher, Executive Director, P.A.C.E. Global Initiatives, Gap, Inc
Michelle Greene, Head of Corporate Responsibility, NYSE EuroNext, New York Stock Exchange
Jane Nelson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers, Merck & Co., Inc.
Suzanne Fallendar, Director, Global Girls & Women Initiative, Intel Corporation.

A full list of speakers is available here.

WHAT:
Turning Inspiration into Action: Next Steps for the Private Sector to Empower Women Globally.

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
Agenda

WHERE:
United Nations Headquarters
760 United Nations Plaza
New York City, NY 10017

RSVP:
Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please register by Friday, February 28, by emailing bjacobs@uschamber.com or calling 202-230-1877.

For more information, please contact:

Bailey Jacobs Senior Manager, Communications
Phone: 202-463-5766
Phone 2: 202-230-1877
Twitter: USCCFbiz4good

 

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