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Following the historic election of Vice President Kamala Harris and significant gains in women’s political representation in recent election cycles, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is thrilled to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day with a special conversation with women leaders from across the Americas.

This discussion will dive into recent achievements regarding women’s representation at the decision-making table and analyze the obstacles women still face daily. What roles have women played in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic? What is the current status of women’s political leadership and participation? From the corporate sphere and girls’ education to gender-based violence and the rights of indigenous and LGBTQI women, what particular challenges do Latin America and the Caribbean face as a region? What opportunities does this moment present to address gender inequality moving forward?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. EST, for this special discussion featuring #MujeresAtTheTables.

Fireside conversation featuring

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former Secretary of State
US State Department

Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Former Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Department of State
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University

Regional leaders discussion with

H.E. Marta Lucía Ramírez
Vice President
Colombia

The Hon. Minister Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly
Minister of Education
Trinidad and Tobago

Minister María Eugenia Brizuela de Avila
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Moderated by

María Fernanda Bozmoski
Deputy Director, Programs, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Remarks by

Adrienne Arsht
Executive Vice Chair, Board of Directors; Founder, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Atlantic Council

Ambassador Capricia Marshall
Vice Chair, Advisory Council; Ambassador-in-Residence, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

This timely event is part of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s month-long campaign, #MujeresAtTheTable. Follow our campaign on our Gender Equality and Diversity webpage and on social media @ACLatAm.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations through high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. The Center focuses on Latin America’s strategic role in a global context with a priority on pressing political, economic, and social issues that will define the trajectory of the region now and in the years ahead. Select lines of programming include: Venezuela’s crisis; Mexico-US and global ties; China in Latin America; Colombia’s future; a changing Brazil; Central America’s trajectory; Caribbean development; commercial patterns shifts; energy resources; and disinformation.