International Women’s Day Forum 2015

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

On March 4 and 5, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, United Nations Office for Partnerships, and UN Women welcomed public and private sector leaders to explore empowerment solutions that bridge opportunity gaps and result in increased economic agency for women and girls around the world.

On March 4, we explored the innovations, challenges, and the business and social imperative regarding women and girls in STEM education. Along with that, the vital role that technology is playing across sectors to help advance impact, scale, and sustainability of business and social programs and investments.

On March 5, we had the opportunity to dive into issues ranging from the inextricable link between health and economic empowerment, the role of the business in the Sustainable Development Goals, gender lens investing, and empowering women entrepreneurs, to name a few.

This inspiring, solutions-focused event featured leaders including Barbara Bush, Tina Tchen, Anna Maria Chavez, Soledad O’Brien, Amina J. Mohammed, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.   It also offered deep dives into the many challenges and opportunities inherent in tackling women’s economic empowerment.

Thank you to our Economic Empowerment Shape Leaders: Amway Corporation, Gap Inc., Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Qualcomm, Inc., Reserveage Nutrition, and Walmart.

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Learn more about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center's work in Women's Economic Empowerment Issue Network.

For more information, please contact Jesse Matton or Shamarukh Mohiuddin.