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Summit: "The Status of Women in Georgia"

The International Women's Think Tank is conducting research on women and gender equality; "Gender Gap Research". In conjunction with this research project, IWTT is hosting a Summit on "The Status of Women in Georgia", October 3, 2014.

The Summit will convene leaders for a discussion on issues facing women from education, economic security factors, leadership and health. Through round-table discussions and research presentations, participants will explore the challenges facing women and discuss the best ways to engage groups and individuals to build momentum and best practices on improving the well being of women in Georgia.

The Summit Goal is to establish and launch a 21st Century Strategic Action Plan to Improve the Status of Women in Georgia.

Kimberly King is a featured speaker at the Summit. She is an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, strategy advisor and change agent in the fields of multi-stakeholder partnerships and alliances, dialogue and civic engagement, cause-marketing and conscious-media; peace-building and community development, and the education and empowerment of women & girls.

King's unique perspective reflects 25 years as a pioneer in systems thinking and business and social innovation representing trade associations, Fortune 500's, govts; arts & media, NGO's and United Nations. Clients/partners include: American Express, AT&T, Coca-Cola, AARP, Credit Union National Assoc, City of LA; Los Angeles Economic Development Corp, World Trade Center Association; Golden Globe Awards, NBC, PBS; Ethical Marketplace, UN-FPA and UNDP. King's innovative design and marketing strategies have generated an est 4 billion dollars in revenue for clients to date.

Summit Moderator: Attorney Dara Mann, Partner McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Summit Speakers:

Senator Donzella James, Georgia Senate District 35

Commissioner Nellie Duke, Chair, Georgia Commission on Women

Ms. Taifa Butler, Deputy Director, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Ms. Carlis V. Williams, SE Regional Administrator, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services

Ms. Paulette Norvel Lewis, Special Assistant to the Director, Women's Bureau, Region IV, U.S. Department of Labor

Ms. Monica Thornton, Executive Director, Women In Technology

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