Economically empowering women is essential to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. Yet disadvantages and discrimination faced by women and girls continue to severely limit their ability to lift themselves out of poverty.
In the Nordic countries, a variety of public policies and services enables women to participate actively in the economy and to have equal rights as men. The event will have lightning talks by five Ambassadors from Nordic countries to discuss the Nordic welfare state and a panel discussion to more generally explore the role that both the government and private sector can play in enabling women (and men) to achieve their full social, political and economic potential
Join us for a discussion followed by reception at the SIS Abramson Family Founders Room, American University, Washington D.C.
The Acting Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, Mr. Henrik Bramsen Hahn
The Ambassador of Finland to the United States, Ms. Kirsti Kauppi
The Ambassador of Iceland to the United States, Mr. Geir H. Haarde
The Ambassador of Norway to the United States, Mr. Kåre R. Aas
The Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, Ms. Karin Olofsdotter
Dean of Academic Affairs at American University, Dr. Mary Clark
Discussion moderated by
Professor of Economics, American University, Dr. Maria Floro
Director of Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, Intl Center for Research on Women, Dr. Sarah Gammage
Associate Director, Women and the Law Program, American University Washington College of Law, Ms. Daniela Kraiem
Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Ms. Gitte Frederiksen
Senior Specialist, Migration and Labor Trafficking, Solidarity Center, Ms. Neha Misra
Gender Specialist, Peace Corps, Ms. Ashley Mills