The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State (GWI) hosted the ninth annual International Women’s Day Forum: The Equality Opportunity on March 6 and 7, 2019. The event gathered the business community, civil society, and government representatives to advance progress, partnerships, and prosperity through gender equality around the globe.
Gender equality is a global imperative that can advance economic growth, reduce poverty, and promote stability. It can provide a necessary foundation for a peaceful, stronger, and more sustainable world where everyone has opportunities to succeed. Partnership among sectors is essential and the business community plays a critical role in driving equality. At the Forum, we addressed important issues, innovations and cross-sector collaborations that will enhance opportunities for equality in workplaces and communities around the world.
USCCF and GWI’s expertise comes from two distinct missions and networks. USCCF works with a diverse network of businesses that harness the power of the private sector to empower women and girls around the world. GWI promotes the rights and empowerment of women and girls through U.S. foreign policy and cross-sector partnerships. Together, we can further the mission of gender equality.
Global gender equality will only be achieved with all sectors driving solutions and innovations. We hope you can join us next year to explore the opportunity that exists through equality. If you were unable to attend this year, checkout the webcast below.
Check out previous International Women's Day Forums here:
- 2018 International Women's Day Forum, Partner With Purpose: Business for Gender Equality
- 2017 International Women's Day Forum, Measuring Success, Making it Count: Business Investing in Women and Girls
- 2016 International Women's Day Forum, The Business of Inclusion: Global Prosperity through Women and Girls Empowerment
**Important Reminder: The majority of the conference takes place at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC). A series of breakout sessions and receptions take place outside of the main venue, please review the agenda carefully for location details.
- Early Bird: $300 (ending February 1)
- Full price: $375
- Any registration payments cover event costs.