Leadership in Civil Society



A fantastic night celebrating women's leadership in the media and in popular culture.  

Special guests include Meryl Streep, Jill Scott, Sheryl WuDunn, Kiran Bedi, Megan Doneman, and Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

Location: IAC Building, New York City

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The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women's Leadership - Where Do We Go From Here?


Panel and Interactive discussion on women's leadership across ten sectors of American Culture.

Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E. St. NW, Washington, D.C.


Molly Broad - President, American Council on Education

Claudette Christian - Partner, Hogan and Hartson

Tammy Duckworth - Assistant Secretary of Public & Intergovernmental Affairs, United States Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley - Chief of Sport Performance, USA Track & Field, Gold Medalist & Former Chief Executive of Women in Cable Telecommunications

Tina Tchen - Director, White House Office of Public Engagement and Executive Director White House Council on Women & Girls

Moderated by: Elizabeth Vale - White House Business Liaison  





Secrets of Powerful Women After-Party


Sponsored by Lifetime and hosted by actress Kerry Washington, the After–Party will include a performance by a major recording artist, free drinks, food, and dancing!

Benchmarking Women's Leadership

While women may be participating in the workforce in equal—or in some cases, higher—numbers thantheir male peers, they rarely make it to the top. Across the leadership spectrum in the sectors studied here, women are stalled at 18 percent – with numbers much lower among women of color.


From Turbulence to Transformation

By Kyla Bender-Baird

Yesterday, more than 300 audience members flocked to lower Manhattan to join dynamic experts exploring public/private partnerships, capitalizing the women’s movement, and nothing less than changing the world. Jacki Zehner, founder of the Circle Financial Group and former Goldman Sachs partner, led the charge, asking how to take hold of this transformative moment and push for gender equality. Jacki Zehner truly believes that with “greater gender equality, this world would be a better place.”

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Women’s Suffrage, Political Responsiveness and Child Survival in American History

Women’s choices appear to emphasize child welfare more than those of men. This paper presents new evidence on how suffrage rights for American women helped children to benefit from the scientific breakthroughs of the bacteriological revolution.

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