Every March the world takes a closer look at women–how many own property, are employed, run businesses, have bank accounts, are literate, or have clean drinking water. The list is long and diverse, and while these issues deserve attention throughout the year, March serves as an annual review of the progress made toward women’s livelihood.
In commemoration of what has thus been accomplished and to incite action for the challenges still ahead, the Business Civic Leadership Center and the United Nations Office for Partnerships are organizing Investing in Women & Entrepreneurship: Solutions to MDG 3.
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The daylong conference will take place New York on March 8, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Geena Davis will join activists and policy makers from the UN, the Department of State, Intel and Vital Voices, among others, who are working across sectors to achieve MDG 3.
I’ve had the opportunity to attend several events organized by the Business Civic Leadership Center, which have drawn an experienced and diverse audience of individuals who are leveraging markets to effect social progress. If you can make it to NY next week, I hope to hear from you soon. To track live tweets from the event, follow @chamberBCLC.