We will explore why the number of men and women in governmental roles is unequal. Panelists will explore the consequences that can result from a government without female voices. Additionally, they will discuss how the success of certain females in government has had a powerful impact on world politics. While we will highlight the gender gap in governments across the world, we will also emphasize the success of certain women in government and the potential for the future. Discussion questions will include: What are some of the greatest benefits of having more female voices in world politics? What is the future of women in government?
Moderator: Larry Diamond
Speakers: Karl Eikenberry, Fouzia Saeed, Birtukan Mideksa
We will explore the ways in which entrepreneurship and education can strengthen the position of women in society and help women take on leadership positions both in their communities and on the international stage. Topics relevant to this panel include the power of entrepreneurship as a means towards women’s empowerment, and the challenges of increasing women’s access to education. Through discussion, the panelists and audience will explore questions such as: What are the roles of entrepreneurship and small business development in empowering women? What are the most effective methods of increasing access to education for women? And how can the power of entrepreneurship be utilized to the benefit of women and society as a whole?
Moderator: Amy Klement
Speakers: Alejandro Toledo, Gemma Bulos, Ruth Shapiro
Moderator: Michele Barry
Speakers: Fouzia Saeed, Robert Simon, Kim Thuy Seelinger
Moderator: Helen Stacy
Speakers: Nang Lao Liang Won (Tay Tay), Eliane Karp-Toledo, Musimbi Kanyoro