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A Forum on the Empowerment of Women

UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor, Boss Room
15 September, 2010
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Successes and Challenges of Women in Leadership Roles in Traditionally Male Dominated Environments

In July, 2010, the annual high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded with Member States stressing the need for greater investment in women and girls and outlining concrete steps to advance gender equality and empower women. While this is the specific target of Millennium Development Goal #3, it is well recognized that the role of women will be important to the achievement of all eight goals and especially critical for achieving goals 1,2, 4, and 5.
Throughout the world women are stepping up and assuming more leadership roles in NGOs. In many cases, it may be the first time a woman has served in this kind of a role. Whether these new roles for women are at high organizational, or grassroots levels, they come with their own challenges and opportunities.
Come share in the discussion with women who are succeeding in these new roles. Hear their successes and challenges. Learn about their strategies and share from your own experience. The panel members will speak briefly to introduce the topic and give some perspectives but this forum will rely on the participation of the audience. This not-for-women-only session invites men to join the group to hear perspectives that you may not be used to hearing and to open your mind to possible new ways of thinking.

Introduction and welcome: Steven Schmidbauer, M. Div., Executive Director,
Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Moderator: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary General and
High Representative of the UN (OHRLLS),
Panelists include: Jessica Evert, MD, Medical Director, Child Family Health International,
Monika Mitchell, Good Business International,
Hema Pandey, India Coordinator, Child Family Health International


Hosted by - The Spirituality, Values and Business Working Group of the NGO
Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns┐NY,
Convening Sponsor - Child Family Health International (CFHI)
Co-sponsors - International Center for Good Business (ICFGB)
Institute of International Social Development (IISD), and
Spiritual United Nations (SUN)

Detailed Information
Date 15 September, 2010
Time 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor, Boss Room
Organizer Child Family Health International [NGO]
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