International Women's Day Forum 2015 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register and what is the price?

The pricing structure is as follows:

  • Full Conference (March 4 and 5) - $450
  • March 4 Only - $175
  • March 5 Only - $300 (without lunch)
  • March 5 Only - $375 (with lunch)
  • One free registration for CCC Supporting Companies

Not attending lunch? See options below.

Please register here.

Registration will close before the event due to security protocol - Register today!

Where is the event located?

The discussions on March 4 will be held at Microsoft's New York offices. All guests must enter through the Microsoft Welcome Center, located between 41st and 42nd Street on 8th Avenue (across from Port Authority). All guests will need to bring a Government Issued Photo ID.

The discussions on March 5 will be held at the United Nations Headquarters. All guests must enter through the 46th Street and First Avenue entrance. All guests will need to bring a Government Issued Photo ID.

What time should I arrive for the event?

The registration for the March 4 discussions as Microsoft will open at 1:00 p.m., and the programming will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The registration for the March 5 discussions at the United Nations will open at 8:30 a.m., and the programming will begin at 9:15 a.m.

What do I need to bring to go through security at the UN?

An event staff member will be outside the gates through the entirety of the day to hand you your UN security pass. This pass is required to stay visible at all times and is needed to go through UN Security.

A Government Issued Photo ID is needed for entrance. Security during events can take time; please give yourself ample time to enter the building.

Is lunch included in my registration?

Lunch has limited seating, and the earliest registrants will have first access to purchase the package with lunch included.

Alternative lunch options are available at the two cafeterias available in the UN. You are also able to leave for lunch and re-enter the building.

Can media attend, and how do they register?

Yes. The event is open to the media. To register, please contact Bailey Jacobs.

Is there a hotel block for the event?

There is no hotel block for the event. However, a list of convenient hotels around the UN can be found here.

How do I register/change my registration for the breakout sessions?

There will be five breakout sessions on March 5, immediately following lunch. During your registration process, you will be prompted to choose which breakout to attend.

To change your registration choice, choose the "view or change your existing registration" link from this page.

Who attends this event?

The event typically attracts 500 attendees, who represent business, women and global development nonprofits, media, government officials, and UN representatives. See below for last year's attendee list.

Does the conference accept sponsors?

Yes, please contact Jesse Matton for additional information on sponsorship opportunities.

Can I cancel my registration?

All requests for cancellations and refunds must be submitted and emailed to with "Refund Request" in the subject line. The date of the email will determine if a registration can be refunded.

There is a $25 processing fee for all cancellation. No refunds will be issued for registrations cancelled or created 14 days prior to the event.

If you are no longer able to attend, but would like to transfer your registration to a colleague, you may do so up until three days prior the event. To transfer a registration, please email, and put "Registration Transfer" in the subject line.