IWD 2021


Monday, March 8, 2021, all times are EST: 
Agenda features leading voices including The Carter Center CEO, Paige Alexander; author and former Spelman President, Beverly Tatum; Georgia Budget & Policy Institute President and CEO, Taifa Butler; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Chief of Staff-Communications, Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur; Michelle Nunn, Angela Coaxum-Young, and more, will examine the effect of 2020 on the status of women and girls globally, and right here in Georgia:  the impact, long-term implications and innovative solutions.

Run of Show:  
11:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. General Session - Virtual Plenary Sessions
2:05 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Small Facilitated Break-out Sessions
​2:30 p.m. Break 
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PowerTalk Invitation-only Mentoring Session

General Session: 

11:30 am - 11:35 am
Introduction Agenda and Theme for the day: Featuring Mistress of Ceremonies: Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Chief of Staff-Communciations, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

11:35 am - 11:45 am
Opening Inspiration featuring poetry by Pearl Cleage

11:45 am - 12:05 pm
Status of Women – Globally:  Featuring Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE USA and moderated by Molly Burke with presentation. Live Q&A following. 

12:05 pm - 12:20 pm
Status of Women – Georgia: Featuring Taifa Butler, President, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute.  Presentation and Q&A.

12:20 pm - 12:25 pm
Transition to 1st Panel – Pre-recorded interviews: poignant snapshots of young girls and women of color and how they are trying to succeed, who they turn to for support, what their dreams are, and what they believe in. 

12:25 pm - 1:10 pm 
International Panel -  The looming crisis regarding education and access to information for women and girls around the world.  Where we stand and the implications for the future.  Featuring Paige Alexander, CEO,  Carter Center, Charito Kruvant the Founder and Chairperson of the Board for Creative Associates International, and Kristin Lord, President and CEO of IREX.

1:10 pm - 1:15 pm
Transition to 2nd Panel – Pre-recorded interviews:   Black girls – arguably America’s most at-risk students in the country with tight interviews with U.S. girls. ​

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
USA Panel -   The battle to ensure Black girls are not forgotten, and worse, demeaned in the US educational system. Featuring moderator/participant Dr. Beverly Tatum, former President, Spelman College; Angela Coaxum-Young, Principal at the historic Booker T. Washington High School;  Dr. Bettina L. Love, award-winning author and Athletic Association Endowed Professor  with the University of Georgia;  and Erica Green the Washington Bureau correspondent for The New York Times.  Additional panelists TBA. 

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm 
Closing Remarks:     (Mistress of Ceremonies)

Break-out Group Discussions: 
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm
Break-out discussion groups with facilitators                                                    
Power Talk Group Mentoring:

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
15 minute break / transition to agenda for new link to additional online experience 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Second segment: Group mentoring for those invited to participate 
​“Power Talk Group Mentoring Program” with mentees (invitation only) including local college students, emerging leaders from our sponsors, and community organization participants who will be joined by IWF member mentors. Mentors will share insights with mentees during this time via Zoom small break-out groups, and moderated by Natosha Reid Rice.

5:00 pm  Event Close

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A Virtual Experience Hosted by Georgia-Pacific on Zoom

Contact information:
Jennifer Langley, IWF Georgia Forum Manager, jlangley@iwfgeorgia.org,

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