IWD 2023


PowerTalk Mentorship Luncheon Session: 
11:30 am - 1:45 pm for college and young career women mentees and IWF member mentors

International Women's Day Program:
2:00 – 2:05:  Welcome and Introduction by Susan Bell, IWF Georgia President and Emcee Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Communications Director and Chief of Staff in the Office of the CCO ​Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2:05- 2:15:   Arts Moment.  Featuring Agnes Scott alumna Amira Daugherty, Singer, Writer, Poet and Speaker
2:15 – 2:25:   Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander on the importance of rising young women leaders – and setting the stage for 4-5 video segments from young leaders that will appear through-out the day.  
2:25 – 2:30:  1st young leader video

2:30 – 3:15 pm:  The Ground Shifted – So Where Do Women Stand?   
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. Moderated by Amy Glennon, Publisher, Cox Media Group (retired). 

3:15 – 3:20:  2nd young leader video

3:20 – 3:35:  Break

3:40 – 4:15:    Climate Crisis and Women  
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; and Michelle Nunn, CEO of CARE USA. Moderated by Marsha Sampson Johnson.
4:20- 4:22:  3rd young leader video

4:25 – 5:15: The Care Economy: Women are the world’s caretakers, but who takes care of them?  
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. Lisa Gordon, COO of the City of Atlanta, will moderate.  

5:20 – 5:25:  4th young leader, Jasmine Burton

5:25- 5:30:   Saleemah wrap-up of the day

5:30:  Reception

​IWD 2023 Agenda
IWD 2023 Sponsorship
IWD 2023 Speakers
IWD 2023 Mentorship
IWD 2023 Leadership
IWD 2023 Registration
IWD 2023 Resources/Media

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
​use promo code: IWDZOOM

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

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