International Women's Day Luncheon

Washington, DC—On March 8, 2016, the WFPG co-hosted our annual International Women's Day luncheon with the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Information Center, and Johnson & Johnson. President and CEO of the UN Foundation Kathy Calvin opened the program entitled Her Goals: Our Future. The luncheon included remarks from the UN Foundation's Deputy CEO Elizabeth Cousens, UN Information Center Director Robert Skinner, WFPG President Patricia Ellis, and Senior Adviser to Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls Valerie Jarrett. Guest speakers from a variety of sectors contributed to two panel discussions – Her Voice: Listening to Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Her Goals: Putting Girls and Women at the Center. The speakers emphasized that a generation of healthy, educated, safe, and empowered girls and women could transform the future of humanity. 

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UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to Barack Obama


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WFPG President Patricia Ellis

Panel on Her Goals: Putting Girls and Women at the Center

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Hattie Babbitt, Patricia Ellis, Board Chair Ann Stock,
Michelle Moss, and Barbara Krumsiek

Board Member Gail Leftwich Kitch with Patricia Ellis
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Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard with Co-Founder and Former President of Women Thrive Worldwide Ritu Sharma

WFPG Board Members Mary Catherine Toker
and Mary Brady with Patricia Ellis and
WFPG Associate Director Kim Kahnhauser 

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Her Voice: Listening to Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Board Member Theresa Loar, Claire Kaiser,
and Board Chair Ann Stock

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Charge d'Affaires Dayangku Norhashimah Pg Mohd Hassan from the Embassy of Brunei and Board Member Mary Brady

Moderator Daniela Ligiero of the UN with
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx on the Her Goals panel

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Tope Iluymi of Corporate Advisory Council Member
Proctor & Gamble with Board member Allison
Ford of United Technologies 

International Women's Day Luncheon