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This 50/50 Day, the Women in Public Service Project hosted a conversation about the policies and best practices government leaders can use to drive gender parity within their countries and around the world. A panel of global voices discussed challenges and opportunities in transforming commitment into action for a more equal world.

Speakers (listed in order of appearance)

Gwen K. Young, Director, Women in Public Service Project, Wilson Center

Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs 

Pelle Sjoenell, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Bartle Bogle Hegarty 

Jessica Leslie, Director of Programs, Human Rights, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Kirsten Hillman, Deputy Ambassador of Canada to the United States

Guest

Gwen K. Young

Gwen K. Young

Distinguished Fellow
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Hosted By

Global Women's Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative has hosted the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center since June, 2012. The Women in Public Service Project will accelerate global progress towards women’s equal participation in policy and political leadership to create more dynamic and inclusive institutions that leverage the full potential of the world’s population to change the way global solutions are forged.  Read more