Every March, during Women’s History Month, the United States and countries across the world commemorate and reflect on women’s contemporary and historical contributions to society and global progress. Women’s History Month also serves as a call to action to maintain momentum in support of women’s movements and to work towards a more fair and just society. While women have made tremendous gains, significant room for progress remains for women in the workplace, as entrepreneurs, and in cultural aspects. This year, the official United Nations theme for Women’s History Month is, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This February, the United States launched the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. With these two themes in mind, we invite you to the Shanghai American Center for a candid, illuminating, and engaging panel discussion with female diplomats from the U.S., Argentina, and Belgium. The honored panelists will discuss innovative ways that countries, organizations, and people around the world are accelerating gender equality and advancing women’s economic empowerment. Diplomat Anum Malik leads the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai’s Civil Society Working Group on women’s issues and will moderate the program.
*You must bring a valid physical photo ID (national ID, driver’s license, or passport) in order to enter the Shanghai American Center. Copies or pictures of IDs will not be accepted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow enough time for security screening.
*Please make sure the name used to register for the event matches the name on your ID.
*Please be aware that laptops are prohibited in the Shanghai American Center, and we are unable to provide storage.
*Press inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Consulate Shanghai Press Office.