Gender Equality

She is One Episode 7: Planning for Parity

Behind every statistic, there is a story to tell.

An initiative of the Women in Public Service Project, She is One is sharing the stories of the women behind the numbers. Join the conversation using #SheIsOne.

Learn more about the numbers driving global gender parity with our Global Women's Leadership Initiative Index.

Perspectives on Gender Parity: Solutions Across Sectors and Borders

With the launch of a feminist foreign policy in 2014, Sweden has taken national progress to the international stage by integrating gender considerations into all aspects of foreign policy decision-making. At the forefront of this effort in the United States is Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter, the first woman to represent Sweden as ambassador in Washington.

The Women in Public Service Project was pleased to welcome Ambassador Olofsdotter to the Wilson Center for a conversation on driving progress toward gender parity through diplomacy.

Gwen K. Young Among 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy

Gwen K. Young, Director of the Global Women's Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center, is recognized as one of the leading voices in global gender policy today as Apolitcal announced its inaugural list of the world's 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2018.

According to Apolitical, "the list honors and celebrates women and men making the world more equitable, whether they exert their influence through policymaking, research, advocacy or however else."

The Quest for Gender Parity

In this edition of REWIND, the Women in Public Service Project presents findings from their new report, Roadmap to 50x50: Power and Parity in Women's Leadership, a first-of-its-kind project that harnesses the power of data to provide a multi-dimensional snapshot of women's public service leadership in 75 countries.
 
Guests in Order of Appearance
 

#GettingTo5050: Framework Toward Action for a More Equal World

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 

Roadmap to 50x50: Power and Parity in Women's Leadership

Discover new tools to achieve gender parity in public service leadership around the world in a groundbreaking new report from the Women in Public Service Project.

 

#GettingTo5050: Framework Toward Action for a More Equal World

Learn more about the policies and practices driving gender parity around the world in Roadmap to 50x50: Power and Parity in Women's Leadership - launching May 15, 2018. Details here.

Live Webcast: Women's History Month: Women in National Defense

Sharon Dunbar, retired Air Force Major General and General Dynamics Mission Systems Vice President and General Manager of Federal Systems, joins the Wilson Center's Global Women's Leadership Initiative to discuss her rise from the third class of women to graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, to Commander, Air Force District of Washington, her transition to the defense industry, and why women matter in national defense. 

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