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03/02/2016

Learn from Inspiring Women of Action on International Women’s Day

Quentin Wodon

QW picMarch 8 is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The focus this year is on urgent action needed to accelerate gender parity.

On that day, the World Bank Group Staff Association will host a discussion with inspiring Rotarian women who have made a difference in the world. The event will illustrate the power of women to change the world and improve the lives of the less fortunate through innovative and impactful projects in the areas of education and health. The event will take place from 2 PM to 3 PM and will be streamed online through World Bank Live, so you can watch it from wherever you are.

Three great speakers will be featured. Marion Bunch is the head of Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention. Her signature program has been the organization of Family Health Days in developing countries where families receive free consultations and health care. Jennifer Jones a Director on Rotary International’s global board. A media professional, she led Rotary missions to create documentaries and teach journalism and ethics classes in Brazil, Tanzania and Haiti. Deepa Willingham, also a Rotarian, founded Promise of Assurance to Children Everywhere, a program for impoverished girls in India. The panelists will be introduced by Daniel Sellen, Chair of the World Bank Group Staff Association.

In order to connect online, simply click here. For those living in the Washington, DC, area, limited seating is available to attend in person provided you register here. More details on the event are available on the Rotarian Economist blog where I will also feature stories about Deepa’s and Marion’s work. Please don’t hesitate to send me an email through the Contact Me page of my blog if you have any question. And please don’t hesitate to share this information with friends.

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