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Women & Girls Leading Together: An inclusive roundtable event to promote education, equality and unity

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join us on March 8 and share your ideas about how girls and women can empower each other in their communities. The event opens with an introduction to women’s roles in shaping modern history (including a list of sheroes featured in the exhibitions of The Center), followed by a panel presentation from a diverse group of influential women leaders from Atlanta’s business, education and faith communities. Guests will participate in an “incubator” session where attendees work together in small groups to suggest solutions to obstacles facing women and girls in 2017. Participants will also have a call-to-action moment to engage with nonprofit partners whose programs focus on empowering girls and women.

Topics include:

  • How to help girls achieve in school
  • Increasing interest in civic engagement
  • Encouraging girls to pursue STEM paths
  • Opening pathways to leadership for women in business and communities – locally, nationally and internationally
Space is limited. Register today!


  • Hosted by: Deborah J. Richardson, Senior Advisor for Partner Engagement, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Welcome: Derreck Kayongo, CEO, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Opening Remarks: Sandra Deal, First Lady of Georgia
  • Event Emcee: Moni Basu, CNN
  • Guest Presenter: Mariela Romero, Univision
  • Panelists:
    • Janice McKenzie-Crayton, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
    • Maureen Downey, Education Columnist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    • Mary-Pat Hector, National Youth Director for National Action Network; Stonecrest City Council candidate
    • Dr. Valerie Montgomery-Rice, President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
    • Karin Ryan, Senior Policy Adviser on Human Rights and Special Representative on Women and Girls, The Carter Center
    • Beth-Sarah Wright, Ph.D., Director of Enrollment Management, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, and Adjunct Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Facilitation Leaders: Nancy Bauer, Amy Kelly, Judith Montier, Rose Scott
    Facilitators: Debbie Buckner, Carisa Quijano González, Sonya Halpern, Danica Kombol, Aurelie Ngo, Helen Robinson, Ruhi Rahman, Ruwa Romman, Pamela Scully, Rebecca West
    Performers: Sakinah Davis, Catherine Giel, Christina Howell, Emiko Soltis



March 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Space

100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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