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700 of the World’s Top Women Leaders are Headed to Atlanta

October 14, 2014 | By admin

IWF logoThe 2014 International Women’s Forum will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 29 to 31, 2014. The conference is expected to bring more than 700 of the world’s top women leaders. This year’s theme will be “Human Rights/Human Responsibility: Toward a Better Future.” Several discussions on the critical issues around global human rights are scheduled for this three-day event.

The conference will culminate with a gala on October 31st where former first lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter will be honored with the Leading Light Award. Ms. Carter was a founding member of the Georgia chapter of the International Women’s Forum. The gala is open to the public.

Speakers of the conference include Ruby Bridges, an American civil rights activist and recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal; Andrew Young, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, former mayor of Atlanta and a civil rights leader who was a close friend and associate of Martin Luther King; and Yoani Sáanchez, a young Cuban dissident and blogger named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of its Top 100 Global Thinkers.

To read more about this event, click here.

 

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