The Women's International Perspective and The Women’s Fund of Monterey County, in association with the MIIS National Association of Women MBAs, invite you to our International Women's Day Celebration: "Women and Leadership: The 30% Solution."
Monday, March 8th 2010
5:30 pm | Informational Fair and Reception
Browse local organizations' informational tables. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and music.
6:30 pm | Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussion
Linda Tarr-Whelan, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow, President Clinton’s ambassador to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, and author of Women Lead The Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World will deliver the keynote address.
Tarr-Whelan advocates the "30% Solution," a concept that gained traction at the U.N. Conference on the Status of Women in Beijing in 1995. According to Tarr-Whelan, both businesses and governments do better when they adopt a 30% measure for women in leadership positions. "Often without even thinking about it, we are seeing the world through men's eyes and don't realize a woman's perspective is missing."
A panel discussion including Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) Provost Dr. Amy Sands; Linda Alepin, Founding Director of the Global Women's Leadership Network (GWLN) of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University; and Christine Grumm, President and CEO of the Women's Funding Network will follow.
Dr. Amy Sands is the Provost at the Monterey Institute of International Studies – an educational institution The WIP has partnered with several times. MIIS’s promotion of international understanding to prepare students for careers in the global workplace is very relevant to our theme. As a nonproliferation expert, we hope Dr. Sands will explore women, leadership and the 30% Solution in this area.
Linda Alepin is the Founding Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, which works directly with women leaders on every continent who are actively transforming their organizations and communities. The WIP's Executive Editor, Katharine Daniels is a graduate of GWLN’s Women Leaders for the World program which was developed out of Linda’s vision to empower women leaders with the skills they need to transform their visions for change into reality.
Christine Grumm is the CEO and President of The Women’s Funding Network, an organization that has championed the cause of guiding funds to programs that benefit women and girls. Her commitment to the transformational power of women-based solutions go hand-in-hand with Linda Tarr-Whelan’s message in Women Lead the Way.
We hope you'll join us for an inspiring evening with these amazing women! Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets!