Are We There Yet? Broken Barriers or Broken Records

Global Health and Development Symposium

September 18, 2018 | Chicago

The Global Health and Development Symposium has been the flagship event of the Council’s Women and Global Development Forum since 2013. Each year, this event series brings together diverse and powerful domestic and global voices to highlight issues and themes affecting women and children. Positioning women and girls – as well as men and boys – as agents of change is crucial for catalyzing action and achieving results.

This year's symposium:

Since the landmark Women’s March in 2017, seismic shifts have been underway, affecting everything from women’s political participation to their financial autonomy. Women can now drive in Saudi Arabia, US legislators can now bring newborns to the Senate floor, and companies in the United Kingdom are being mandated to address the gender wage gap. The eruption of movements like #MeToo has sent shockwaves across industries, setting new standards for accountability and regulation. But have we reached a tipping point? Can this watershed moment go beyond words to drive meaningful action?

SPEAKERS

SPONSORS

LEAD SPONSOR

PATRON SPONSORS

Frankel Family Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ashley F.T. McCall & Avery McCall
Susan and Bob Morrison
Zakat Foundation of America

 

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DETAILS

Where

The Standard Club
320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

When

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Central Time

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