2013 Women in Global Economy HER Program Launch

November 1, 2017 May 7, 2013

The Institute of International Education’s 

Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives

invites you to celebrate

the publication of

Leading Social Change
Women in the Global Economy:

and the launch of IIE’s new program

A Path to University for Girls
Higher Education Readiness:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Panel discussion followed by a reception

Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
(1st Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York City

Panelists include:

Trish Tierney, Director of IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives
Penny Abeywardena, Head of Girls & Women, Associate Director, Clinton Global Initiative
Martha Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and
International Coordinator, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women’s World Banking


This event will celebrate the launch of Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change, the newest publication in the IIE/AIFS Global Education Research Reports Series. The book explores the landscape of women’s participation in the economy and the key role that women play in fueling economic growth by creating stable societies. The book notes the trajectory of transformation that has gained a foothold in recent years, where investing in women is increasingly seen as a driver for social and economic development. The book’s editor and several authors will sign copies of the book at the event.

Buy the book online

Program announcement by:

Edie Cecil, Vice President, Institute of International Education

The event will also mark the launch of IIE’s new Higher Education Readiness (HER) Program. In its inaugural year, the HER pilot program will provide 100 girls entering 11th grade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with scholarship support combined with innovative leadership and life skills training to help them complete their secondary education and equip them with the tools they need to continue to university.