WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 5 at 1:00 pm at the National Press Club, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will host the panel discussion, How the Power of Economic Opportunity for Women Transforms Society. In this timely event, panelists will discuss how, when women have greater economic opportunities and better access to financial resources, they become more self-sufficient and empowered to become leaders in the business community, politics, and society overall. Global research confirms that investment in economic programs for women and support for female entrepreneurship initiatives contribute to gender equality, poverty eradication, and sustainable democratic development. Top current challenges to women's economic empowerment include: access to capital, restrictive labor laws, domestic and workplace violence, limited property rights, and family pressures. More innovative approaches, partnerships, programs, and policies are needed to foster additional progress or catalyze change.
Sharyl Attkisson, best-selling author, and the host of the syndicated investigative news program Full Measure will be moderating the panel, which will include Jennifer Windsor, Millennium Challenge Corporation's Senior Director for Gender and Social Inclusion and former president of Freedom House, and Karen Kerrigan, CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and member of CIPE's Board of Directors, and a senior U.S. government expert on women's issues as panelists.
WHO: Sharyl Attkisson, host of Full Measure and former CBS and CNN correspondent; Jennifer Windsor, Millennium Challenge Corporation's Senior Director for Gender and Social Inclusion, and Karen Kerrigan, CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and member of CIPE's Board of Directors.
WHAT: Panel discussion, How the Power of Economic Opportunity for Women Transforms Society.
WHEN: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, December 5, 2017
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th floor, Washington, DC, 20045
WHY: To address the toughest obstacles, interpret key trends, and spotlight innovative programs that are giving women more of a voice in the decision-making process and thus transforming communities and societies around the world.
CIPE is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy
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SOURCE Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)