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Darden to Participate in Women’s Global Leadership Forum at UVA

By Susannah Fuller-

Stemming from UVA’s recent Bicentennial celebration, the University will convene a Women’s Global Leadership Forum in Charlottesville on November 13-14. President Teresa Sullivan and Honorary Chair Dorothy McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia, will host the event, which is spearheaded by UVA Morven Programs. The Women’s Global Leadership Forum will bring together more than 200 women from the University and around the world to address the “Role of Women in 21st Century Democracy and to explore the challenges and contributions women have made in today’s complex society. Visionary leaders from over 20 countries will participate in this event in partnership with the Presidential Precinct.

Participants will discuss a number of multi-disciplinary issues, including health and education, economic mobility and equity, and women and political power. Attendees will find members of the Darden community among the lineup:

  • Elizabeth Weymouth, Chair, UVA Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees will moderate a session entitled “Change in the World: Mobilizing Millennials
  • Greg Fairchild, Associate Dean, Washington, D.C. Area Initiatives will participate as part of a panel discussing “Challenges of 21st Century Democracy: Race, Religion, and Gender
  • Jenifer Andrasko, President, UVA Alumni Association (UVA Darden ’10) will participate as a panelist discussing the topic “Women and UVA: The Third Century

Other nationally prominent speakers include U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican leader in the Senate from West Virginia; David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN; Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo’s first female president; Maya Ajmera, founder of the Global Fund for Children; and Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and chair of the board of trustees for National Geographic.

Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State will speak on “Women and 21st Century Democracy: The Path Forward” as part of the forum’s closing address. You can read details about the event on the Women’s Global Leadership Forum website.