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  • Suite 500N 1120 20th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

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