Investing in Women & Entrepreneurship: Solutions to MDG 3

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 9:00am

This sold-out event took place on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, co-hosted at the United Nations headquarters by the U.S. Chamber BCLC and the UN Office for Partnerships.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Development Program Administrator Helen Clark, Academy Award Winner Geena Davis, and Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand headlined the event.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Discusses Business Opportunties for Investment in Women


Geena Davis discusses her work on gender in the media.


Shelly Porges, Department of State


Sheetal Bhadekar, DSM


Noella Coursaris Musunka, Georges Malaika Foundation


Suzanne Fallender, Intel 


Ellen Lambert, Merck


Yolanda Londono, Tupperware


Marie Royce, Alcatel-Lucent


Sessions Included:

Keynote Speech by Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand: "Providing Economic Opportunity to Women – Connecting Consumers and Companies with Women Entrepreneurs"

"Why Empowering Women is Good for Business"

"Increasing Leadership and Access to Training in the Workplace"

"Decreasing Gender Disparity in Primary and Secondary Education"

Partnership Spotlights with Healthy Women, Healthy Economies (GBC), Girl Up (UN), and the Center for International Private Enterprise