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Educate, Empower, Transform: The Role of Girls' Education in the Developing World

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center

. Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change. 617-521-2480

In partnership with:
Room to Read
85 Broads Boston Chapter
Simmons School of Management Center for Gender in Organizations

Panelists Include:

Moderator: Patricia H. Deyton, Faculty Director, Center for Gender in Organizations, Professor of Practice, Simmons School of Management. Deyton has worked in executive positions in the non-profit sector for over 20 years and currently serves on several non-profit boards of directors.

Dr. Joyce Fletcher - Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maranyundo Initiative, which operates a boarding school in Rwanda for high-achieving girls. Dr. Fletcher is also a Distinguished Research Scholar at the Center for Gender in Organizations. She is an authority on leadership and the interaction of gender and power in the workplace.

Barbara Heffner has served as a Boston Chapter Co-Leader with Room to Read since 2008. The organization aims to transform the lives of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Its Girls' Education program has supported more than 19,000 girls in nine countries with improved educational opportunities.

Christina Stellini is Program Officer for the Bantwana Initiative at World Education, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs. World Ed has a long history of successfully working with local partners to design, execute, manage and evaluate participatory, community-based initiatives to advance the conditions of girls and women.

Cosponsors: Samaya Consulting, Light the Night, Catalina Leadership, Hands of Time, 85 Broads Boston Chapter

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A networking reception will be held from 6-6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The panel discussion and Q&A will begin at 6:30 p.m.