Thursday, March 2, 2023

A Hybrid Event Hosted by Georgia-Pacific
and Produced by IWF Georgia

The Georgia chapter of the International Women’s Forum will honor International Women’s Day for the fourth year in a row with an outstanding program highlighting extraordinary women who are tackling some of the most difficult issues of our day.  This program provides an opportunity for leaders from around Georgia and beyond to hear from experts as to the greatest challenges facing women and their perspectives related to potential solutions.
Emcee Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Chief of Staff / Communications for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will guide the program.
In three major segments, we will explore:

  • The Climate Crisis – its particular devastating effect on women and girls; and a new women-led global effort to unite organizations, businesses, academics and governments to address the threat.  Featured speakers include:  Pat Mitchell, author, journalist, editorial director of TEDWomen;  Michelle Nunn, CEO of CARE USA; (others to be added)

  • How the Ground Shifted for Women in 2022: Supreme Court rulings, to Covid, to protests in Iran and China, to crackdowns in Afghanistan and much more – what is the status of women globally and locally.  Where do we stand?  Featured speakers include: Beatrice Duncan, Policy Advisor at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women; Staci Fox, President & CEO of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute; and Mary Ziegler, Professor of Law, UC Davis Law. 

  • The Care Economy: Women are the World’s Caregivers, But Who Cares for Them?  Featured speakers include: Diana Rodriguez Franco, Secretary of Women, for the city of Bogota, Columbia, who is leading a ground-breaking, systemic effort to aid caregivers; Maria Floro, Emeritus Professor of Economics and former Director of the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) and Dr. Jennifer Olsen, CEO of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers. 
With an introduction from Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center, we will also hear throughout the day from rising women leaders from around the world.
Where: This is an in-person and streaming event hosted at the headquarters of Georgia Pacific in downtown Atlanta.  Audience includes IWF-GA members, civic leaders, consuls general, academic leaders, non-profit and business leaders.

When:  March 2, from 2 pm to 5:30 pm.  Reception to follow.
Format: Each session will be moderated and conversational. Time permitting there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
The Georgia chapter of the International Women’s Forum is part of a global organization of more than 7500 leading women all over the world.  IWF Georgia is the 5th largest Forum worldwide with close to 250 members and was founded in 1988 by 15 trailblazing women including Rosalynn Carter and Coretta Scott King. Our membership ranges from leaders in business, healthcare and academia, to the arts, non-profits, media, government and sports.  You can find more background and a list of members at

Ticket Pricing:
IWF Georgia Member pricing is complimentary including 1 ticket for IWF members.
Join as a Sponsor or Patron!  Click here to register, and for other ticket purchase opportunities. 

Tax Deductible Donation Option:  The Fellows Program continues as a core pillar of IWF. Please contact Jennifer Langley for directions on how to earmark the funds for a future Georgia Fellow as a tax-deductible donation either by check or online payment. 

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A Hybrid Event Experience Hosted by Georgia-Pacific In Person and on Zoom


IWF Members:
in person or virtual

IWF Patron:
Name Recognition / Reserved Seats (2), 
$500 in person or virtual

In person - $75
Virtual - complimentary
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Contact information:
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