Women around the world continue to face an uneven playing field in education, employment, earnings and decision-making power. A World Bank report from 2012 presented evidence that ensuring that the world’s 3.5 billion women have equal opportunities can be global economic boon. The Seattle Chapter of the Society for International Development (SID) is partnering with the SID Washington, DC Chapter on Wednesday for a special bi-coastal event that will discuss the intersection between health and women’s economic empowerment. A video feed will link the audiences and two speakers in each location. PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann is scheduled to join the conversation from Washington DC with other global health experts and activists.
See below for further details on the event if you want to attend the even to see how global health initiatives are working together with increase economic opportunities to both improve the well being of and empower women.
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (EST) / 12:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (PST)
Where: SID-Washington, 1101 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC
Moderator: Monika Aring, President, SID-Seattle
Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, Population Services International (PSI) (Washington, DC)
Jane Hutchings, Director of Reproductive Health, PATH (Seattle)
Lara Puglielli, Vice President, Health Services Fund, Global Partnerships (Seattle)
Barbara Seligman, Principal Development Specialist, Health, Development Alternatives, Inc.
(DAI) (Washington, DC)