TUNE-IN: Public, Private, Social Sector Leaders Explore “Closing the Gap in Gender Equality”

TUNE-IN: Public, Private, Social Sector Leaders Explore “Closing the Gap in Gender Equality”

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Date: Thursday, May 21

Time: 11:30 am - Noon ET


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Tune in Thursday, May 21, at 11:30 am Eastern Time to learn how an influential group of changemakers is moving the needle on gender equality. Ensuring the equal rights of women around the world is a critical step toward creating and sustaining peaceful societies and fostering inclusive economic growth.

The conversation will explore how a dynamic community development program in rural Rajasthan, India, is helping more girls get an education. You’ll also hear about the women who run Rwanda's first amusement park, ice cream parlor, and funeral home -- entrepreneurs who are changing the lives of women in central and east Africa. Lastly, you’ll hear how Iraqi women and girls are being empowered to live more freely in their local communities.

Deirdre White, PYXERA Global’s CEO, will moderate a conversation that will explore these and other gender equality topics in greater depth. The webcast brings together leaders with diverse experience working across the public, private, and social sectors to discuss how their commitment to tri-sector partnership will help close the gap in gender equality.

View the webcast live on Google Hangout On Air (http://bit.ly/1HeGSWR) and join conversation on Twitter. Send your comments and questions to @PYXERAglobal using #PYXERAglobal25.

Featured Speakers

Elizabeth Crowell is CEO of Bpeace (@BpeaceHQ), a nonprofit network of business volunteers who work with entrepreneurs in conflict-affected communities to scale their businesses, create significant employment for all, and expand the economic power of women. Elizabeth is a highly successful entrepreneur and angel investor whose purpose and passion is to help entrepreneurs start and grow their ventures. She has 20 years of experience building businesses, organizations, and boards through leadership and creative problem-solving.

Maggie DeLorme (@MaggieDeLorme) is a Program Manager at PYXERA Global (@PYXERAGlobal), specializing in integrated community development and global pro bono projects. Maggie has designed and managed several long-term donor-funded community and enterprise development projects, as well as numerous short-term employee engagement programs worldwide. She currently manages headquarters operations for a five-year, multi-million dollar community development project in rural Rajasthan, India, focusing on areas of agriculture, income security, education and infrastructure. Prior to PYXERA Global, Maggie worked at a defense contracting firm providing foreign policy research and business development support, and served as a reporter, producer and occasional host at an award-winning news radio station covering the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. She received a B.A. in political science from Swarthmore College.

Brenda Lee Pearson is Practice Director of Governance, Equity, and Social Inclusion at Development & Training Services, Inc. (dTS), an international development firm that leads initiatives in social and economic development with a view to promoting equality and accountability. A four-time Chief of Party for USAID projects, Brenda has 25 years’ experience integrating the impact of governance into all programmatic sectors to leverage resources for vulnerable and marginalized populations of women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities. Prior to joining dTS, Brenda was a Director at the United Nations World Food Programme. She has served in senior public policy positions with the US Institute of Peace, White House Kosovo Task Force, and at the International Crisis Group. Brenda completed PhD studies at the University of Maastricht School of Governance and Public Policy, and holds MA degrees from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in International Economics and American Foreign Policy.


Deirdre White (@deirdrewhite) is a globally recognized leader in building tri-sector partnerships to address the world’s most pressing challenges. As CEO of the international NGO, PYXERA Global (@PYXERAGlobal), she has led the transformation of the organization to one that maximizes impact through strong and strategic partnerships. PYXERA Global does this through cutting edge programming in the fields of Global Pro Bono, Local Content Development, and Integrated Community Development.


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