Shaping the World Around Them: Women in the 21st Century

Kim K. Azzarelli, Chair and Co-Founder, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice; Partner, Seneca Point Global and Co-Founder, Seneca Women; Melanne Verveer , Former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security

Shaping the World Around Them: Women in the 21st Century by The Chicago Council

Madeleine Albright recently remarked that women are the growing force for progress in the 21st century. From social entrepreneurs in emerging economies, to the growing number of women in Congress, women are finding increased access to advancement both professionally and personally. Yet the opportunities are not endless. In an effort to better understand how women can take the next step in their own lives – and further shape the world around them – Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli have led an expansive conversation with fifty of the world’s most groundbreaking women. Join The Chicago Council’s Women and Global Development Forum for a discussion on what they learned and what women's progress means for the world.

Their latest book, Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar following the program.


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11:45 a.m.          
Registration and networking

12:00 p.m.         
Lunch and discussion

1:30 p.m.            
Adjournment and book signing

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