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Boosting Women's Economic Empowerment
April 20, 2017Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters Washington, D.C.

Countries can unlock enormous economic growth potential by breaking down barriers and stereotypes, offering more, better and inclusive jobs, sharing care-giving and other responsibilities, increasing equal ownership of and control over land and finance, and actively supporting the voice and leadership of women in all aspects of their lives and organizations.

Join finance ministers, CEOs, and other development experts for a discussion about why, and how, closing salient gaps between men and women, and boys and girls, helps families, communities, cities and economies prosper. 


Zeinab Badawi, International Broadcaster and Chair of the Royal African Society

Featured Speakers:

Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women

Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO, IKEA Switzerland and co-chair of the UN High Level Panel in Women's Economic Empowerment

Sigve Brekke, President and CEO, Telenor Group

  • DATE: April 20, 2017
  • TIME: 4:30-5:30pm (EST)
  • LOCATION: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
  • CONTACT: Christopher M. Walsh
  • cwalsh@worldbankgroup.org