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Women 2020 | Celebrating Progress: How Women Are Changing the World

Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

The Grand Hyatt Washington | 1000 H Street NW | Washington, DC

The second annual WOMEN 2020 convened powerful female leaders in Washington for a series of conversations on the evolving role of women in leadership across all sectors. How are women overcoming gender-related challenges? What impact do they have across the country and around the world? National Journal explored these critical questions at the second annual forum. Participants included influential women thriving across a range of areas, from the corridors of Congress to Wall Street and beyond. 

Check Out National Journal's event article "Has the Glass Ceiling in Politics Finally Shattered?" and relative special report "Women of Washington: The 25 Most Influential Women Under 35"


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Event Agenda

"Role Models: Empowering Women & Inspiring Change" Keynote Interview
Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, NBC, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Host of MSNBC'S "Andrea Mitchell Reports"
Judith Rodin, Ph.D., President, The Rockefeller Foundation


"Role Models: Empowering Women & Inspiring Change" Panel Discussion
Moderator: Linda Douglass, Senior Advisor, Atlantic Media
Melody Barnes, Former Director, White House Council on Domestic Policy
Ambassador Karen Kornbluh, Former Permanent U.S. Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
Madhulika Sikka, Executive Editor, NPR News
The Honorable Margaret Spellings, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Caryl M. Stern, President & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress


"Women's Health: Staying Healthy While Being Successful" Panel Discussion

Moderator: Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, The Washington Post
Leah Binder, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Leapfrog Group
Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Phyllis E. Greenberger, M.S.W., President & Chief Executive Officer, Society for Women's Health Research
Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center


 "Challenging Status Quo: Women in Politics" Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kristin Roberts, News Editor, National Journal

The Honorable Mary Bono, Former Member of Congress (R-CA) and Senior Vice-President, FaegreBD Consulting
The Honorable Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Alex Smith, National Chair, Republican National Committee
The Honorable Linda D. Thompson, Mayor, City of Harrisburg, PA


 "The Female Economy: The Myths and Realities of Women and Business" Panel Discussion

Moderator: Nancy Cook, Economic and Fiscal Policy Correspondent, National Journal
Ryan Argentieri, President & Co-Founder, Lila Mae
Patricia G. Greene Ph.D., Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship, Co-Founder, Diana Project; Center for Women's Business Research, Board Member; IC2 Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
Magdalah Racine-Silva, President & Chief Executive Officer, DMS International


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