Sheryl WuDunn Delivers the Women and Economic Security Conference Keynote

Topic Areas: Special Events

May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

This registration is for attending only the KEYNOTE: Sheryl WuDunn. Click here If you are interested in attending the Women and Economic Security Conference.

Sheryl WuDunn is a business executive, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a No. 1 New York Times best-selling book about the challenges facing women around the globe, published in 2009 by Knopf and featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Colbert Report and other network television shows.

WuDunn will deliver the keynote address for the Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice Conference, providing a global perspective on the topic and facilitating innovative thinking and discussion over the next two days. This 3-day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference will focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility. National researchers and practitioners will join U-M faculty, bringing multiple perspectives to this complex concern with policy recommendations as the expected outcome.

Ms. WuDunn's address is fully supported by the Christobel Kotelawela Weerasinghe Fund of the Center for the Education of Women. CEW Leadership Council Member Emerita Menakka Bailey created the fund in honor of her mother, Christobel Kotelawela Weerasinghe, a lifelong advocate of cross-cultural dialogue and advancement for women.

The keynote address is free and open to the public. 

This registration is for the Keynote ONLY. If you are interested in attending the conference, please see Conference information.