Celebrating Women's Empowerment at ASU: Gender Equality Under the Law & 2021 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge Launch

Event Submitter Name: 
James Randall
Event Submitter Email: 
James.Randall@asu.edu
Department/Organization Name: 
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
Event Description (1-3 lines for use on digital marketing): 

In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Educational Outreach and Student Services, and the ASU SDG5 Coalition are curating a series of events that showcase ASU’s partnerships advancing Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

Join us on International Women's Day, March 8th at 11am MST (6pm GMT/1pm EST) for the first event of the series. We will launch the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge 2021 and examine the barriers women face with World Bank Women, Business, and the Law. To learn how ASU is combatting these challenges by partnering with global organizations on SDG5 initiatives, join us to hear from Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary General, Martin Chungong, ASU's Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change. Showcasing SDG 5 Training for Parliamentarians and Global Changemakers and WE (women entrepreneurs) Empower UN SDG Challenge.

  • Speakers:
    • Martin Chungong, Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
    • Tea Trumbic, Program Manager, Women, Business and the Law, Global Indicators Group, World Bank
    • Habiba Ali, Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Sosai Renewable Energies
    • Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, Deputy Vice President, ASU Educational Outreach and Student Services
    • Diana Bowman, Assoc. Dean for International Engagement, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
    • Erin Carr-Jordan, Head of Social Impact and Head of ASU ADVANCE
    • Grace Valandra, Elizabeth Quigley, and Saiarchana Dirira, ASU Gender Equality Student Advocates
  • Co-moderators:
    • Dr. Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, Deputy Vice President, ASU Educational Outreach and Student Services
    • Amanda Ellis, Director of Global Partnerships, ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
Event Image: 
Women Empowerment
Event Date ( Enter Start & End Date, Start & End Time): 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

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Event Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event Cost: 
Free
Name for event inquiries: 
Lauren Kuby
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