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EMpower's First Women's Networking Event

New York, NY • March 9, 2011

EMpower would like to invite you to a presentation and reception for like-minded women to learn about “THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF INVESTING IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS” featuring speaker Judith Bruce, Sen...

Wed, Mar 9 6:00 PM - Thu, Mar 10 5:00 PM EST

University Club
1 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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EMpower would like to invite you to a presentation and reception for like-minded women to learn about “THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF INVESTING IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS” featuring speaker Judith Bruce, Senior Associate at the Population Council

Come support the inaugural event of the Women for EMpower

EMpower supports local organizations in EM countries that provide at-risk youth with the tools and resources they need to lead healthy, productive lives. We believe that young people are a critical resource for every country. Our strategic investments in locally led organizations unlock the potential of young people to change their lives and world.

EMpower has been a part of the Girls Grassroots Initiative, funded by the Nike and Novo Foundations, since 2006. As such, we have made girls and gender equity one of the focal points of our work.
Adolescent girls in developing countries often face triple discrimination due to their gender, their age, and their conditions of poverty. Strong evidence suggests the power of investing in adolescent girls (additional education, for example) is associated with higher lifetime earnings, improved health for her and her future children, and a range of other benefits. Given both the need and the potential for investing in adolescent girls, EMpower has supported organizations working to improve their outreach to and programming for girls.

Judith Bruce is a senior associate and policy analyst with the Population Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth program. Her areas of expertise include women’s roles and status, with a focus on intrafamily dynamics, investments in children, and adolescence, especially vulnerable adolescent girls. A graduate of Harvard University, Bruce has written and lectured extensively on population policy, the quality of reproductive health services, adolescent girls’ status in the developing world, family and partnership dynamics, and women’s access to and control of resources inside and outside the household.

We are honored to have Judith Bruce help us shed light on the importance of investing in girls.

Limited seating. Kindly RSVP to Cady Staats: cstaats@empowerweb.org or call (212) 608-4455 × 12 to reserve your place.



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