Conference: Securing a Sustainable Future - Women as Leaders in a Changing Climate

Friday, April 21, 2017

Conference and Luncheon, 8:00am – 4:30pm
JHU Washington, DC Center, Kenney-Herter Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Reception, 5:30 – 7:30pm 
Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

The 2017 SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, Securing Sustainable Growth: Women as Leaders in a Changing Climate, will provide a forum to examine the critical intersection between gender and climate change. The conference will examine the asymmetric impact of environmental change on women worldwide, and we will discuss how societies can leverage women’s leadership to develop sustainable, adaptive solutions to climate-based challenges. The Conference will also explore the central role women play in financing and implementing solutions effectively across the globe. Women possess unique capacity to sustain our future in an uncertain world, and the 2017 Conference seeks to amplify women’s voices to advance sustainable growth amidst a backdrop of ecological change.

Women possess unique capacity to sustain our future in an uncertain world, and the 2017 Conference seeks to amplify women’s voices to advance sustainable growth amidst a backdrop of ecological change. Women remain disproportionately vulnerable to the diverse economic, ecological, and political consequences of our changing climate. Across the globe, new environmental realities exacerbate agricultural, energy, health, and financial inequities that limit opportunities for women. Despite the emergence of resilient women leaders spearheading the search for sustainable growth, women remain underrepresented in critical decision-making arenas.

The 2017 Global Women in Leadership Conference will establish a platform for leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to propose adaptive solutions that will diminish the devastating causes and effects of climate change. Together, prominent practitioners and scholars will highlight the pioneering women who are blending technological, financial, and political strategies to prove that economic development need not come at the expense of our planet.

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Esther Ngumbi, Founder of Oyeska Greens and    
Spring Break Kenya, is one of the speakers for      
the conference. Credit: Lane Rasberry                    

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