The Business of Inclusion: Global Prosperity through Women and Girls Empowerment

New York, New York
Monday, March 07, 2016

The Business of Inclusion: Global Prosperity through Women and Girls Empowerment

Monday, March 07, 2016 1:00 PM - Tuesday, March 08, 2016 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The United Nations
First Avenue
Entrance: 47th Street on First Avenue
New York, New York 10017
United States

212-963-4475

Corporate Citizenship Center
ccc@uschamber.com
202-463-3133



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Description

On ​March ​7 ​and ​8, ​the ​U.S. ​Chamber ​of ​Commerce ​Foundation ​Corporate ​Citizenship ​Center ​and ​United ​Nations ​Office ​for ​Partnerships ​will ​host ​the ​6th ​Annual ​International ​Women’s ​Day ​Forum. ​The ​event ​will ​convene ​public ​and ​private ​sector ​leaders ​to ​explore ​inclusive ​solutions ​that ​create ​opportunities ​for ​women ​and ​girls ​around ​the ​world.

Gender ​parity ​presents ​a ​significant ​economic ​opportunity ​for ​the ​entire ​world. ​With ​the ​new ​Sustainable ​Development ​Goals ​in ​place, ​the ​time ​is ​now ​to ​harness ​the ​collective ​action ​of ​the ​public ​and ​private ​sector ​to ​fully ​realize ​this ​potential. ​During ​this ​two-day ​program, ​we ​will ​hear ​how ​the ​business ​community ​is ​applying ​a ​gender ​lens ​to ​their ​local ​and ​global ​development ​work. ​Thought ​leaders ​across ​sectors ​and ​industries ​will ​share ​best ​practices ​and ​lessons ​learned ​that ​help ​drive ​global ​empowerment ​forward. ​Conversations ​will ​focus ​on ​issues ​such ​as:

- ​Education ​and ​Skills ​Gap
- ​Financial ​Inclusion
- ​Empowering ​Women ​in ​the ​Supply ​Chain ​and ​Entrepreneurs
- ​Maternal ​and ​Child ​Health
- ​WASH
- ​Women's ​Role ​in ​Communities ​for ​Peace ​and ​Security

This ​two-day ​event, ​is ​a ​continuation ​of ​the ​success ​at ​last ​ ​year's ​International ​Women's ​Day ​Forum. ​Please ​stay ​tuned ​for ​more ​updates, ​regarding ​speakers ​and ​detailed ​session ​descriptions. ​

The ​cost ​for ​registration ​is ​$450. ​Now ​through ​January ​29, ​we're ​offering ​a ​20% ​discount ​off ​registration ​with ​our ​early ​bird ​special. ​

The ​discussions ​on ​March ​7 ​will ​take ​place ​at ​the ​United ​ ​Nations ​from ​1:30 ​p.m. ​- ​5:30 ​p.m., ​followed ​by ​a ​reception. ​

The ​discussions ​on ​March ​8 ​will ​take ​place ​at ​Microsoft's ​New ​York ​City ​Office ​from ​9:00 ​a.m. ​- ​5:00 ​p.m. ​
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In ​partnership ​with ​United ​Nations ​Office ​for ​Partnerships. ​

Supported ​by ​our ​Shape ​Leaders: ​Amway ​Corporation, ​Gap ​Inc., ​Intel ​Corporation, ​ ​Microsoft ​Corporation, ​Qualcomm, ​Inc., ​Reserveage ​Nutrition, ​ ​and ​Walmart.

The ​US ​Chamber ​of ​Commerce ​Foundation ​is ​the ​a ​US ​nonprofit ​entity. ​All ​proceeds ​from ​the ​International ​Women's ​Day ​Forum ​will ​be ​used ​to ​directly ​offset ​the ​costs ​of ​the ​event.
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