Celebrating Georgetown Women making a Global Impact
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating Georgetown Women making a Global Impact

  • Social Room, Healey Family Student Center at Georgetown University.  (map)
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How can Technology Empower Women and Girls?

Please join us for a discussion on the role of technology in women’s empowerment with inspiring women leaders. The event will include:

~ Panel discussion with prominent
   women in tech

~ Photo exhibition of female trailblazers

~ Virtual reality experience

~ Interactive art installation
   putting #womenonthemap

If you have any questions, please contact us at: womenonthemap.info@gmail.com

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Supported by Georgetown Global Engagement, Gelardin New Media Center, and the School of Foreign Service Graduate Career Center.

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Washington DC Women Empower Expo
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Washington DC Women Empower Expo

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
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One day. One chance. One mission. The 2017 Women Empower Expo.

A chance to renew your mind, body, and spirit. To uncover your true passion. To be in the company of empowering and influential women from around the country. To be inspired and motivated by keynote speakers and confidence-boosting workshops. To put yourself first. To learn, grow, relax and rejuvenate. To rediscover the power of being a woman.

Whether you are searching for the best organic skincare products from a local business, ready to try a new type of yoga class, or you're a budding entrepreneur in need of some inspiration and valuable tools to help you get started and grow your business; the Women Empower Expo works to empower women from a holistic stand point bringing you exactly what you're looking for to enhance your life.

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BRAVE Summit 2017
Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

BRAVE Summit 2017

  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Washington, DC 20057 (map)
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BRAVE was pioneered by several Black women of Georgetown University for the purpose of uplifting Black womanhood. We are on a mission to further expose the magic that lies within us, by celebrating black women and strengthening our leadership skills.

Description of the summit

The Georgetown University Women of Color invite you to the second annual BRAVE Summit, recognizing the work and accomplishments of black women (the first in the nation) on March 25th, 2017. 

Often times, we're told that black women need to be empowered when in fact, black women already have this power and don't need someone to give it to them. We just need the space to unleash it. That's also why 300+ black women and allies came together last year to celebrate the black woman. This year, we're recognizing the fact that we're the most educated group, we're recognizing the fact that black women's voices are being heard, and we're recognizing the work that we're doing, the work that was done by the black women that led before us, and the work that future generations will do, with our help.

Therefore, this summit, titled BRAVE (Black. Resilient. Artistic. Vigilant. Enough.), will bring women leaders particularly in the DC area, and we’re structuring our summit in panels and break out sessions for students across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas, with invitation to select high school seniors.

Interested in partnering or sponsoring us? Have any questions? Not able to pay the fee but still want to come? Have a group of 5+? Contact us at georgetownbravesummit@gmail.com! 

Check out our website here: www.gubravesummit.com

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AAUW Work Smart in DC at the RISE Center
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

AAUW Work Smart in DC at the RISE Center

  • 2730 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20032 United States (map)
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Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color.

Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages.

Participants will learn:

  • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences;
  • How to quantify and articulate your value;
  • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary; and
  • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.

You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

AAUW Work Smart in D.C. is an initiative of Mayor Bowser's Office on Women's Policy and Initiatices, AAUW, and the Younger Women's Task Force - DC Chapter to train 15,000 women to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years.

The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops are free.

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Ladies DC March Happy Hour
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies DC March Happy Hour

Join Ladies DC for our monthly networking happy hour. Whether you're new to DC and expanding your network, searching for a new job, or simply looking to connect with other Ladies DC members, this event offers something for everyone.

Meet us on the third floor at Sauf Haus from 6-8pm.

This event is open to the public - pay only for food/drink consumed. We look forward to seeing you!

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Gender, Development, and Armed Conflict: Maksoud Lecture Series
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Gender, Development, and Armed Conflict: Maksoud Lecture Series

  • 3700 O Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20057 United States (map)
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You are cordially invited to a lecture by Professor Jennifer Olmsted of Drew University. This lecture will be the second installment of the Clovis & Hala Maksoud Memorial Lecture Series. 

Dr. Olmsted's areas of specialization include development economics, gender economics, labor economics and globalization. She did her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and then obtained a Master’s in Agricultural Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. 

She has published numerous articles and book chapters, including "Post-Oslo Palestinian (Un)Employment: A Gender, Class, and Age Cohort Analysis" published in the Economics of Peace and Security Journal. (2008)

See the flyer below for a list of the remaining lectures in the series.

Please RSVP to reserve your space!

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OWN It Summit
Mar
18
8:00 AM08:00

OWN It Summit

Hear from over 80 influential speakers representing various fields: medicine, technology, fashion, journalism, policy, advocacy, organizing, entrepreneurship, sports, wellness, non-profits, military service, documentary filmmaking, and more!

Please find a list of some of the Main Stage speakers and Breakout Sessions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YLBRClgWW8DNG8jvJNTjnb1_IHoQrB0WQAqqP7o4vI8/edit?usp=sharing

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C L A R I T Y | Mastermind Happy Hour for the AMBITIOUS GIRLBOSS
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

C L A R I T Y | Mastermind Happy Hour for the AMBITIOUS GIRLBOSS

  • 1730 M Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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Is 2017 the year you FINALLY launch your product, grow your brand, or completely crush your business goals?
 

This event is designed to help you 

** B R E A K T H R O U G H the noise on social media
** Nail down your blog G R O W T H strategy
** L A U N C H your business and start your entrepreneurial journey
 

Get C L A R I T Y on how to make your next move your best move.
 

Spend the evening tackling your biggest blogging + business problems over fine wine and hors d'oeuvres with blogging and entrepreneurship leaders & professionals.

Your ticket purchase inclues: 

  • Open wine bar
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Small group MASTERMIND strategy session with local social media & brand experts + like-minded girlbosses
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Mastermind Happy Hour for the AMBITIOUS GIRLBOSS
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Mastermind Happy Hour for the AMBITIOUS GIRLBOSS

Is 2017 the year you FINALLY launch your product, grow your brand, or completely crush your business goals?
 

This event is designed to help you 

** B R E A K T H R O U G H the noise on social media
** Nail down your blog G R O W T H strategy
** L A U N C H your business and start your entrepreneurial journey
 

Get C L A R I T Y on how to make your next move your best move.
 

Spend the evening tackling your biggest blogging + business problems over fine wine and hors d'oeuvres with blogging and entrepreneurship leaders & professionals.

Your ticket purchase inclues: 

  • Open wine bar
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Small group MASTERMIND strategy session with local social media & brand experts + like-minded girlbosses
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Running in Pink 5K Run/Walk 2017
Mar
14
8:00 AM08:00

Running in Pink 5K Run/Walk 2017

  • 4850 Colorado Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20011 United States (map)
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We invite runners and walkers of all ages to join us in supporting Living in Pink as we continue to honor survivors and caretakers, and raise funds to search for a cure.

Living in Pink

Living in Pink is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to honor survivors who know firsthand of the difficulties of living with a breast cancer diagnosis as well as the professionals who have devoted their careers to caring for them.  Living in Pink is comprised of a 100% volunteer committee dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research.  Since 1993, Living in Pink has awarded numerous grants to local and national research teams dedicated to this cause.  

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Women In Business Circle: Breakfast
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Women In Business Circle: Breakfast

In your mind, what defines a change maker? For many of us, we think of women like Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt and Malala. But in communities around the world, ordinary women are also making an impact. In celebration of International Women's Day, MET Community in partnership with VFF USA, will host a special evening to honor these women.

During this evening, attendees will have an opportunity to hear stories of women who are making an impact in their communities from leaders of organizations who have helped them through their journeys.

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Women’s History Month Reception

This March marks the 31st Women’s History Month. Thousands of cultural, historic, and philanthropic institutions around the country will celebrate the rich and formidable contributions of women throughout history. On March 9, GFWC will host our annual Women’s History Month Reception at Headquarters. Page Harrington, Executive Director of the National Women’s Party (NWP), will speak about the illustrious history of the organization, and its current endeavors to educate the public on the women’s rights movement.

Founded in 1917, the National Women’s Party was host to women wanting to advocate for suffrage. The NWP engaged Congress and the country through the organization of nonviolent protests, such as marches, pickets, speaking tours, and hunger strikes. Their determination and grit captured the attention of the nation and garnered public support for the women’s suffrage movement. After the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920, Alice Paul, founder of the NWP, knew their work was just beginning. In 1923, Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment, which the NWP advocated for throughout the remainder of the 20th century. Today, Page Harrington leads the National Women’s Party in its charge for better education and the preservation of women’s history.

The Women’s History Month reception will be held from 2 p.m-4 p.m on March 9. It is open to all clubwomen, as well as the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us for what is sure to be a truly historic and enlightening event!

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Be Bold for Change: How Women Are Changing Society and the World
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Be Bold for Change: How Women Are Changing Society and the World

  • 1717 H Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It commends the acts of courage by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. It is a day to reflect on the progress made, and for calls to action for accelerating gender parity. Despite some significant gains, women around the world face enormous political, economic, and social barriers to achieving equality in politics, economy, health, and education. 

 

The road to equality is long and hard fought but thanks to female activists around the world, we are moving closer toward a more just, prosperous, and equal society. They are challenging the status quo, pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, speaking up, and changing society and the world. 

 

Please join us for an interactive panel discussion with distinguished female leaders who are trail blazers in the women’s rights movement. They will discuss how to forge a more inclusive and gender-equal world, and how activism for women’s rights can bring change. 

 

Registration begins at 9:45 a.m. and light refreshments will be served.

 

Panelists

Jordan Brooks is the managing director and chief operating officer of The United State of Women, an initiative dedicated to being the megaphone for the women’s equality movement. She served as the deputy executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls until this January and as the special assistant to the chief of staff to the first lady from 2012 to 2015. Jordan graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in political science.

 

Clare Bresnahan is the executive director of She Should Run. She has dedicated her career to increasing women and girls’ representation through advocacy, political engagement, and social change efforts. Clare previously led the Girl Scouts of the USA’s legislative and public affairs strategies for advancing the girl perspective in youth policy issues. She graduated magna cum laude with a master’s in public management at Johns Hopkins University and from American University with a B.A. in communications, law, economics, and government. 

 

Leila Milani is the senior international policy advocate for Futures Without Violence, where she leads their work on global violence prevention with a focus on women and children. In this capacity, she is instrumental in developing innovative policy solutions, driving advocacy efforts, and influencing the agendas of national coalitions. Leila is a lawyer and human rights advocate with special expertise on women’s rights, religious freedom, and conditions in Iran. She has B.S. from Auburn University, J.D. from Wake Forest University and an M.A. from University of Virginia.

 

Moderator

Kelly Cronen is currently the director of the Chemonics Gender Equality and Social Inclusion technical practice, where she supports the company’s business development and project implementation activities related to gender and inclusion. In her previous work she has implemented projects to combat human trafficking, protect vulnerable populations, and work with local communities at the grassroots level on civil society development initiatives. She has been working in development for the past 16 years and has extensive field work experience in Eastern Europe, Central and South East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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FROM PUBLIC TO PRIVATE: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN ACROSS SECTORS
Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

FROM PUBLIC TO PRIVATE: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN ACROSS SECTORS

This exclusive breakfast event will feature a dialogue on how the private sector, in partnership with governments, multilaterals and nonprofits, create opportunity for women in the workforce and advance women’s economic security both in the US and abroad.  

Unequal opportunities between women and men continue to hamper women’s ability to enter the workforce and generate income to lift themselves from poverty. Throughout the world, significant gender gaps exist in women’s and men’s labor market participation rates with women typically reporting lower levels of participation in paid employment. Yet there is increasing recognition that gender equity in development and in business yields strong returns for families, communities and nations. 

The event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how mainstreaming gender across sectors can strengthen women’s economic opportunity and be good for business, from global development to global value and supply chains. The panel will include national and global perspectives and will include some of ICRW’s recent analysis of what investments are most effective in promoting women’s economic empowerment.

Please join us for registration and breakfast between 8:00 and 8:30. The panel discussion will begin promptly at 8:30.

Speakers include:

Sarah Gammage, Director, Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, ICRW
Trevor Gandy, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Cultural Officer, Chubb Insurance
Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President and COO, InterAmerican Development Bank
Cherreka Montgomery, Principal, Client Engagement & Strategy, ICRW Advisors
Kate Bahn, Economist, Center for American Progress

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How water can change the gender gap. TEDx Talk: Water is a women's issue. Here's why. - Eleanor Allen, Water For People CEO
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

How water can change the gender gap. TEDx Talk: Water is a women's issue. Here's why. - Eleanor Allen, Water For People CEO

  • 1300 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20577 United States (map)
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Water is a women’s issue

Please join Water For People in observing International Women’s Day at the International Development Bank where Water For People’s CEO, Eleanor Allen will give a TEDx talk entitled, “Water is a women’s issue. Here’s why.”

Details

Wednesday, March 8
oors open at 4:30. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in with a government-issued ID
Program begins at 5:00 PM with a VIP reception at 6:30 pm
This is a free event. Please spread the word and bring guests
For security, you and your guests must RSVP and register by March 6
Note there is a separate registration for the Ted Talk and the reception

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Ready to Work - Job Fair Prep Session
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Ready to Work - Job Fair Prep Session

  • 1616 Anderson Road McLean, VA, 22102 United States (map)
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The WIT Job Fair is right around the corner!—Are you prepared? Whether you are looking for a new job or working to get to the next level at your current one, this “Ready to Work” session will help you build your confidence so that you can take full advantage of your next career opportunity! The event will be broken up into 2 parts, details are listed below.

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FINCA’s International Women’s Day Event 2017
Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

FINCA’s International Women’s Day Event 2017

Structure: Panel discussion moderated by Andrée Simon, CEO of FINCA Microfinance Holding Company, followed by networking reception
Contact: IWD@FINCA.org
Panelists: Greta Bull, CGAP and World Bank; Susan Lund, McKinsey Global Institute; Ann Miles, The MasterCard Foundation; Patricia Nwobodo, Savannah Bank, Lagos.

Financial technology (“FinTech”) is revolutionizing the way low-income people in developing countries access financial resources and transact with each other and the world: from enabling mobile payments that reduce expensive trips to a bank branch, to digital savings accounts, to accessing credit, to paying for solar power in affordable daily installments. Women in particular, long disproportionately held back by poverty, have much to gain. Technology has the potential to unlock markets and enable previously “unbanked” groups to access services at an unprecedented scale and velocity.

We know this to be true:

  • Gender inequality is a significant barrier to greater prosperity for individuals and communities.
  • By increasing women’s participation in the economy, the world’s GDP could grow by $12 trillion by 2025.
  • FinTech has the potential to be an “equalizing” medium by introducing financial services to the estimated 2.5 billion people across the globe who lack access to bank accounts and other financial services (according to The Digital Finance Institute).

FINCA is a microfinance and social enterprise pioneer and innovator. We develop and provide sustainable, market-based solutions to enable full participation in the economy for all people and all communities. We are convening our second annual International Women’s Day roundtable discussion to shine a spotlight on what Fintech in emerging markets can mean for women, both as a catalyst for economic inclusion and for gender equality.

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Mar
2
11:30 AM11:30

March Lunch and Learn: Perseverance & Insights into the State of Woman Entrepreneurship

Perseverance and Insights into the State of Woman Entrepreneurship with Frederique Campagne Irwin, Her Corner / American University

 

Our greatest lessons often come from those things that did not work. Don’t hide the experience - embrace it! Join us as we welcome Frederique Irwin, founder & CEO of Her Corner, share her story of perseverance and provide insights into the state of women entrepreneurship.

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Fosterly's Women Focused Entrepreneur Study Hall
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Fosterly's Women Focused Entrepreneur Study Hall

  • Washington, DC Economic Partnership (map)
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Come to Study Hall to develop and improve your ideas with other future and existing entrepreneurs. Think: Ultra-collaborative co-working. This Fosterly Study Hall, co-hosted by Melanie Spring of Sisarina, has a women entrepreneur focus, which means if you're a woman building a company or are interested in throwing your proverbial hat in the ring, you'll be in good company.

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Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

Women in Technology’s Young Professional Special Interest Group

Women in Technology’s Young Professional Special Interest Group (WIT YP SIG) is hosting the #WITEmpowerher Summit, a half-day conference for women in the first 15 years of their careers seeking to advance their careers through job search or overall professional empowerment. Sessions feature experts from tech start up Pymetics, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Rent the Runway, and BossedUp.

This event is everything you as a young professional needs to be your own professional advocate. Whether you are a job seeker or young professional seeking to navigate your career and advocate for yourself, this conference has something for you. So much of career success is mastering your narrative, proper presentation of your skills/experience, and communicating your needs. This conference will EMPOWER you as you navigate the tech space!

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