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Global Experts Discuss Peace, Power, and Prosperity for Women and Girls

September 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Free – $25

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts and Berkshire Community College are celebrating 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This event became the impetus for the founding of The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM).
On Friday, September 11th we invite you to join this virtual event featuring a conversation with Dr. Silke Staab, Research Specialist at UN Women, Dr. Valerie M. Hudson, Author, Professor, and expert on national security policy and gender, and Dr. Kathleen Szegda, Director of Community Research and Evaluation at the Public Health Institute of Western MA. These prominent experts will speak to the progress toward peace, power, and prosperity for women, girls, and thus for communities.
The afternoon will begin with an address from Women’s Fund CEO, Donna Haghighat with an introduction to our global experts to follow. Like the women who attended the Beijing conference, we will then turn our perspectives from global to local to discuss the status of women and girls in Western Massachusetts before ending the event with a live Q&A.


September 11, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Free – $25


Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
Berkshire Community College