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  • Thursday, May 1, 2014

#21Leaders Celebrating Successes in Leadership and Women's Equality

Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: Twitter

Leverage your lunch hour for social change: take part in the Women's eNews Tweet Chat Series!

Women's eNews and our 21 Leaders invite you join us in celebration of the victories of the women's rights movement!

When dealing with overcoming discrimination while working for social justice and equality, it's sometimes easy to forget the successes women have achieved around the world.

Women's eNews honors 21 Leaders working to improve the lives of women and girls around the world each year, so we know firsthand of the amazing strides being made in the quest for gender equality.

Join us for a Tweet Chat with some of our 21 Leaders to discuss their work and experiences; this conversation will be open to your questions:

  • Hear firsthand success stories from our 21 Leaders
  • Learn about the programs our 21 Leaders have created to support women and girls
  • Find out how to get involved and take action for women and girls' rights
  • Share your experiences and successes

Participants include:

Paola Gianturco, 21 Leader 2014 - @paolaGianturco
Photojournalist Paola Gianturco's powerful images--from Nepalese trekkers to activist grandmothers--along with her rich narratives, are published as luscious coffee-table books, with 100 percent of the author royalties donated to organizations committed to improving the lives of women and girls. Gianturco is the author of five philanthropic books documenting women's lives in 55 countries. Read her full bio at:,1#Gianturco

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, 21 Leader 2014 - @UN_Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is currently the executive director of UN Women, a United Nations entity that works towards gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide. Mlambo-Ngcuka was born in Clermont, a township in Durban, South Africa. In 1994, she became a member of South Africa's parliament. Two years later, Nelson Mandela appointed her as deputy minister of trade and industry. She later served as minister of minerals and energy until 2005. It was that year that she became the first woman to act as deputy president of South Africa, a title she held until 2008. Read her full bio at:,1#Mlambo-Ngcuka

Carmen Barroso, 21 Leader 2014 - @IPPF_WHR
Carmen Barroso become the regional director of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region in 2003. Under her stewardship, the organization currently provides nearly 33 million services annually through its 41 member associations in the Americas and the Caribbean. In 1991 she became the first non-American woman to be appointed director of a major U.S. foundation when she took on the role of director of the MacArthur Foundation's Population and Reproductive Health program. Read her full bio:

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Awards to 21 Outstanding Leaders Dedicated to Improving Lives of Women and Girls.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cocktail Reception 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.

JW Marriott Essex House
160 Central Park South

New York City, NY10019



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