We’ve been talking a lot about ways to celebrate international women’s day in our recent blog posts, so we thought we’d share which events we’re attending this week (and which we wish we could!) to commemorate the occasion. It is the 101st anniversary of the event, after all! We hope you can attend some of these fantastic events. Which others should we know about?
Women of Vision Annual Conference & Lobby Day, March 4-6th, Washington DC
Women of Vision/World Vision chapter leaders and members are gathering in Washington DC for their National Conference. Their theme this year is “Every Woman Has a Story.” The 2 day conference is followed by a lobby day. Prosperity Candle is exhibiting throughout the conference.
United Nations Association of Greater Boston Film Screening, March 5th, Boston
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston is hosting an event entitled “War Redefined: 2012 International Women’s Day Celebration” on March 5th. They will be screening War Redefined, the final film in the Women, War & Peace series, and featuring a panel discussion after the film with series executive producer Abigail E. Disney, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Dr. Amani El Jack, and Sahana Dharmapuri. RSVP here. Our team hopes to be there!
Vital Voices and the Economist Panel Discussion, March 6th, Washington DC
Vital Voices and the Economist are teaming up to present an event entitled: “The 2012 Women’s Economic Opportunity Index Launch: Engaging Women in the Workforce – An Economic and Business Imperative”. They are bringing together a diverse panel to discuss women in the workplace. RSVP here. Siiri Morley from Prosperity Candle will be attending.
Oxfam Sisters on the Planet International Women’s Day Summit, March 7th, Washington DC
Oxfam America is hosting their Sisters on the Planet International Women’s Day summit this week in Washington DC to connect and inspire their Sisters on the Planet ambassadors and rally them to create change during their lobby day. Siiri Morley from Prosperity Candle will be attending to highlight our new Sisters on the Planet candle.
ICRW Panel Discussion, March 7th, Washington DC
Join the ICRW for a panel discussion entitled “The Bottom Line: How Big Business Is Empowering Women and Girls.” This Passports to Progress event will take place on the eve of International Women’s Day, March 7. A diverse panel of corporate and social enterprise investors – including PBS Newshour, QVC, Coca Cola, Criterion Ventures, and Women’s World Banking – will discuss how and why big business interests are banking on the future of women and girls half a world away. RSVP here. Siiri Morley from Prosperity Candle will be attending.
Women’s Education Project & BRAC USA Panel Discussion, March 8th, New York City
The Women’s Education Project (WEP) and BRAC USA, in partnership with the Asia Society, are hosting a panel discussion to celebrate the 101st International Women’s Day on March 8. Special guests and leaders of non-profit organizations will discuss how integrated, innovative approaches to micro-finance, health, education and gender equality training have empowered women in Asia to improve their lives and take steps out of poverty, and how these Asia-born solutions are being adapted in Africa. RSVP here.
Join Me on the Bridge, March 8th, Everywhere!
We’ve talked a lot about this series of events, but we just want to remind you again! To learn more about Women for Women International’s Join Me on the Bridge events, click here. We’re proud that Elizabeth Buckley, a Prosperity Candle volunteer, will be representing us at the Boston Join Me on the Bridge event!
Women in the World Summit, March 8-10th, New York City
This week inspiring women from around the globe will convene in New York City for Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s third annual Women in the World Summit. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the newest leader to announce her participation—she will join recently-minted Oscar-winner Meryl Streep for a special on-stage finale to the three-day event. Also in the lineup: Nobel winner Leymah Gbowee, Angelina Jolie, Madeleine K. Albright, IMF chief Christine Lagarde, and many more. Learn more here.
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