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Advisory: U.S. Chamber Foundation and United Nations to Celebrate International Women’s Day in New York City

Barbara Bush, Soledad O’Brien, and Tina Tchen Participate in Event Focusing on How the Private Sector Empowers Women and Girls

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

Categories: Events, Women

Posted: Feb 26, 2015 – 03:23 PM EST


WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, UN Women, United Nations Office for Partnerships, and Microsoft will convene women’s empowerment and business leaders for their annual International Women’s Day forum. The event, “The Empowerment Bridge: Building a Lifetime of Opportunity for Women and Girls,” will explore the tools and tactics that help bridge the opportunity gap for women and girls around the world, and the important role of the private sector plays in doing so.

Barbara Bush, 
CEO and Co-Founder, Global Health Corps
Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, White House
Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, UN Foundation
Margo Day, Vice President of U.S. Education, Microsoft
Kathleen McLaughlin, President, Walmart Foundation
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Amina J. Mohammed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on
Post-2015 Development PlanningUnited Nations
Jane Nelson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative,
Harvard Kennedy School
Soledad O’Brien, Journalist and CEO, Starfish Media Group
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director, Afghan Institute for Learning

A full list of speakers is available here.

The Empowerment Bridge: Building a Lifetime of Opportunity for Women and Girls

March 4 – 5, 2015

March 4:
11 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

March 5:
United Nations Headquarters
760 United Nations Plaza
New York City, NY 10017

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

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.

The U.S .Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. 

For more information, please contact:

Bailey Jacobs Senior Manager, Communications
Phone: 202-230-1877


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