Leading Voices on Women's Rights & Economic Justice Convene and Envision the Future for International Women's Day

The Aspen Institute will gather the extraordinary pioneers and brilliant new leaders shaping 21st century movements for a first-of-its-kind cross-generational forum

Mar 08, 2016, 10:42 ET from The Aspen Institute

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 8, the Aspen Institute will host the Aspen Forum on Women & Girls: Conversations Across Generations, its first of a new series of discussions between leaders on strategies and solutions – across sectors, generations, and identities – for the future of gender and economic justice, in the US and larger global landscape.

This will be the first of several Conversations Across Generations to be held by the Aspen Institute in a bold new effort to create meaningful, solutions-based discussions on the future of women and girls [http://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/events/entry/aspen-forum-on-women-and-girls-conversations-across-generations.] 

Live stream available at http://as.pn/live on March 8, 2016 from 9:00 am2:30 pm ET

"Women have made tremendous progress, yet there is much more work to be done, here in the US and abroad," said Anne Mosle, vice president at the Aspen Institute. "We have the solutions. It's time to build the political will and sustained investments to take those solutions to scale."

The conversation will continue on International Women's Day with a series of panel conversations on women's rights, economic justice, and leadership across US and global landscapes, engaging leaders in the field on what has been accomplished, and the challenges and opportunities ahead. "The fight for women's rights is still urgent and real—women and girls are on the front lines of poverty and unemployment – and this reality knows no national or international border," said Peggy Clark, vice president at the Aspen Institute. "That is why today we will tackle these issues together, with the opportunity to hear from leading thinkers, policymakers and practitioners who will share progress, challenges and solutions."


  • Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, The White House; Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Helen Neuborne, Former Director, Quality Employment, Ford Foundation
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair, Wake Forest University
  • Alicia Garza, Co-Founder, #BlackLivesMatter; Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Kavita Ramdas, Senior Advisor to the President, Ford Foundation
  • Wendy Chun-Hoon, DC Director, Family Values @ Work
  • Teresa Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women
  • Judith Lichtman, Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, the Aspen Institute
  • Anne Mosle, Vice President, the Aspen Institute and Executive Director, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
  • Peggy Clark, Vice President, the Aspen Institute; Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development
  • Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship
  • C. Nicole Mason, Executive Director, Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest
  • Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director/CEO and Co-Founder, MomsRising.org
  • Reema Nanavaty, Director, SEWA
  • Donna Callejon, Chief Business Officer, Global Giving
  • Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change
  • LaShawn Jefferson, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
  • Jonathan Capehart, Columnist, Washington Post, and contributor, MSNBC

Further Online Information
Join the conversation on twitter with @AspenInstitute using #WomenForward and #IWD2016. View the liveblog on the discussions at http://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/blog.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

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