Johns Hopkins SAIS to co-host “Nothing for Women Without Women: Raising Voices for Change,” a discussion with Executive Director of UN Women on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

“Nothing for Women Without Women: Raising Voices for Change,” a discussion with Executive Director of UN Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka, one of the most influential African woman leaders and a global champion for women and girls, will discuss some of the leading barriers for women’s equality in an evolving international landscape. These include issues of gender equality in both the public and private spheres, and major factors both driving and stalling progress towards women’s economic empowerment. She will also put forward the latest thinking on effective actions for change.
The discussion is hosted by the International Development Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director of UN Women
Dr. Jeni Klugman
Adjunct Lecturer of International Development at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Managing Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Time and Date
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
Maria Sanchez
Media Specialist
UN Women
646.781.4507 office
Sarah Rutherford
Communications Manager
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
About the Speaker
Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She has devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality, and social justice. Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector. She was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Deputy President of South Africa, overseeing programs to combat poverty and bring the advantages of a growing economy to the poor, with a particular focus on women. Prior, she served as Minister of Minerals and Energy from 1999 to 2005 and Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade and Industry from 1996 to 1999. She was a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 1996, as part of South Africa’s first democratic government.
Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka began her career as a teacher and gained international experience as a coordinator at the World YWCA in Geneva, where she established a global program for young women. She is the founder of the Umlambo Foundation, which supports leadership and education. A longtime champion of women’s rights, she is affiliated with several organizations devoted to education, women’s empowerment, and gender equality. She completed her PhD in education and technology at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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