Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What is the status of women and girls worldwide in 2012? Join us as we explore the gains and gaps, and their implications for forward action, with national and international experts, including the authors of some of the most important recent reports -- from the World Bank, the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Project and the White House.

Christine Cumming, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Linda Basch, PhD, President, National Council for Research on Women

Iris Bohnet, Academic Dean, Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School
Jeni Klugman,
Director, Gender and Development, World Bank
Racquel Russell,
Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity, White House Domestic Policy Council (invited)
Saadia Zahidi,
Co-Author, World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report
Pat Mitchell,
President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media (moderator)

Date: Tuesday, March 6th

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM (pre-panel reception at 2:00 pm - see Important Notices below*)

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Liberty Room - 33 Liberty Street - b/t Nassau and William Streets -NYC
[wheelchair access at 44 Maiden Lane between Nassau and William Streets]


The National Council for Research on Women will convene an expert roundtable, immediately preceding the Annual Awards Dinner on March 6th: Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading. Panelists and audience members will share their vision, insight, strategies, and action steps needed for unlocking women's and girls' potential. Open and free to the public, the program will draw participants from every sector and field of expertise.

The goal of the expert roundtable is to provide a forum at which researchers and members of the corporate, policy, advocacy, philanthropic, and international donor communities as well as multilateral agencies can come together to assess recent major reports such as the U.S. Census 2010, the White House Report on Women in America, the Global Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report, and The World Bank Gender Report. Panelists will explore the main findings of these reports, what they actually measure, what is missing, what more needs to be done, and how we can translate this data into responsible public policies and action agendas, nationally and globally.  The panelists will discuss strategies for building women's leadership across sectors, strengthening women's economic security, decreasing global poverty, and providing greater investments in women's education, economic development, and safety nets. Expected outcomes of the program include recommendations and action steps for moving forward.

Registration for this event is now closed.

This program is free and open to the public. *Important Notices: RSVP is obligatory. You must bring a valid government-issued photo ID. Business attire is required (no jeans, sneakers, leggings, flipflops, etc.). Allow 20 minutes for security clearance. Doors open at 2 PM for pre-panel reception. Wheelchair access at 44 Maiden Lane. The afternoon program precedes the 2012 Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. See event listing for details.

Underwriters: Ernst & Young, Prudential Financial. Sponsors: Bloomberg, Brysam Global Partners, The Chubb Group of Insurance, Citi, Goldman,Sachs & Co., Deborah Slaner Larkin, PepsiCo, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Co‑sponsors: Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Barnard College; Barnard Center for Research on WomenGirls Inc.; The Glasshammer.com; MADRENew York Women’s Agenda; NOW-NYCPembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University; UN NGO SustainaibilityUnited Nations Association of the USA; US National Committee for UN Women, Metro NY; Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner; Women's and Gender Studies Department, Pace University; Women's Forum, Inc.; Young Women Social Entrepreneurs.