Global Innovators: Women Leading Change Around the World

Global Innovators: Women Leading Change Around the World
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) in partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Bernstein Family Foundation will host a panel event featuring the 2014 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Honorees on Thursday, June 19th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. These annual awards honor women leaders who are breaking barriers and building innovative solutions to achieve economic, social and political change around the world.

This program provides a forum learning and exchange with each of this year’s award recipients representing Iraq, Tanzania, India and Guatemala.

Susan Ann Davis, board chair of Vital Voices Global Partnership, will open the panel discussion with introductions. Davis is a pioneering woman business owner and has grown Susan Davis International into a global public affairs and strategic communications powerhouse, receiving accolades and recognition from industry peers and the respect of business and government leaders around the world. 

Kathleen Kuehnast, director at Center for Gender & Peacebuilding will be moderating the event. 

This is a public event and those interested are requested to RSVP


Claudia Paz y Paz

2014 Leadership in Public Life Honoree | Guatemala

The first female Attorney General of Guatemala, she strove to restore faith in justice by combating a culture of impunity. 



Suaad Allami

2014 Fern Holland Honoree | Iraq

A lawyer who created one of Iraq's first legal clinics to support impoverished women and survivors of violence.



Priti Patkar

2014 Human Rights Honoree | India

A social worker who pioneered night shelters for the at-risk children of prostituted women in India.



Victoria Kisyombe

2014 Economic Empowerment Honoree | Tanzania

An entrepreneur who redesigned the traditional model of micro-finance to better serve Tanzanian women.






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