Breaking Barriers

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Mar 3, 2020
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In case you missed it: Watch the video of Breaking Barriers, the 2020 SOAR Leadership Series launch, below

Panelists: Representative Lauren Underwood, Fatima Goss Graves, Piper Kerman, and Rohini Anand

Moderator: Gloria Riviera

This March, the Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls is hosting the launch of our 2020 SOAR Leadership Series, the first conversation in a series featuring leaders who have broken barriers, championed change, and pursued bold ideas to advance the causes of women and girls in communities and across the world.

From disrupting workplace cultures that hold women back to advancing women’s health by combating the rising rates of maternal mortality, especially among black women, these women are a driving force for change. They have taken down seemingly unmovable barriers and tackled pervasive challenges, often unseen, but experienced deeply and disproportionately by women.

Moderated by award-winning journalist Gloria Riviera, we will hear from women actively confronting these barriers with fresh energy and bold ideas and, in the process, changing the rules of the game for women and girls. We’ll explore new ground that cuts across sectors, regions, generations, and backgrounds. We’ll learn what it means to take risks, push through setbacks, and rise above. And we’ll learn what inspires these leaders, what drives them, and what we need to do to activate and support more women leaders.

Join us March 3 as we bring together fearless women from politics, business, and civil society to tell us what drives them to flip the script for women and girls. We’ll discover the leader in ourselves, identify our greater purpose, and make a commitment to bold change.

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