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Women and Global Development Forum

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

The University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Business attire is required.

11:45 a.m.  Registration
12:00 p.m.  Lunch and discussion
1:30 p.m.  Adjournment

Members  $50
Nonmembers  $60

 

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GIRLS’ EDUCATION: A HIGH RETURN  ON INVESTMENT

IRINA BOKOVA, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Education is a basic building block for every society and educating girls is an affordable and necessary investment with high returns. When girls are educated, livelihoods are improved, economic growth is increased, and civic responsibility is enhanced. In most societies, however, deep-seated inequalities between boys and girls results in unequal access to performance in education. Globally, about thirty-nine million girls are not enrolled in either primary or secondary education, while two thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate adults are women. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is working to ensure equal access for girls to quality education in an effort to improve livelihoods worldwide. Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Irina Bokova to learn about the importance and benefits of achieving worldwide access for girls in education.

 

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HONORARY CHAIRS

Patricia Blunt Koldyke, Honorary Life Director, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Shirley Welsh Ryan, Chairman, Pathways Awareness Foundation

 

COCHAIRS

Lisa McClung, Managing Principal, Lismore International
Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott Laboratories; Vice President, Abbott Fund
Michelle R. Seitz, Principal – Head of Investment Management, William Blair & Company
Isabel Stewart, former Executive Director, Chicago Foundation for Women

 

 

Learn more about the Women and Global Development
and view the Fall 2011 Women and Global
Development Quarterly news brief.

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