International Women's Day Celebrations

Young woman standing with the words an equal world is an enabled world


International Women's Day Events

Please join the Women and Public Policy Program for International Women’s Day events. All programming is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual. WAPPP is hosting three events in connection to International Women’s Day, each relating to the themes suffrage and political participation unencumbered by bias.

Beijing +25 Years: Redefining Leadership in the Age of the SDGs: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery Through Innovation and Inclusion.”

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Malkin Penthouse
join WAPPP Leaders In Practice  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the current United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, and Rangita de Silva de Alwis, associate dean for international programs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, for a lunch discussion of their article, “Redefining Leadership in the Age of the SDGs: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery Through Innovation and Inclusion.” The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promote prosperity while protecting the environment, and their research examines how the SDGs can be accelerated by ambitious leaders in the field of innovation. The discussion will be moderated by Janina Matuszeski, lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Lunch will be provided.

International Women’ Day Community Breakfast

Monday, March 9, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 
Malkin Penthouse
WAPPP is hosting our annual International Women’s Day breakfast. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the Beijing Platform for Action is recognized as the most progressive roadmap for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. Additionally, it is the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. This breakfast is a wonderful opportunity for students, staff and faculty to come together to be in community and reflect on the gains made in gender equity, and the needs yet to be met. The breakfast will be a casual event; come when you can, leave when you need to.

This event is co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Office of the Dean