Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series: Amanda Ellis


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When: Jan 27 2021 - 3:00pm until Jan 27 2021 - 4:30pm
Where: Online

The Leadership Program team is wishing a Happy New Year to our ‘Ohana and starting 2021 off by introducing a new workshop series. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series throughout the year and we hope you will join us and our esteemed guests. This inaugural lecture is brought to you in collaboration with the East-West Center Office of Alumni Engagement.

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The Event:
Achieving gender equality requires learning from best international practices and pinpointing areas for improvement. The Gender Equality and Governance Index (GEGI) taps into some of the world’s best datasets to analyze gender discrimination on a global scale, using five critical pillars: governance, education, work, entrepreneurship, and violence. Join us, along with author and former World Bank Lead Gender Specialist Amanda Ellis, to learn more about the Index, and other tools for accelerating women’s empowerment and ensuring equal rights. The session will include an introduction to these tools and their use, examples of global best practice, and the opportunity to ask questions about pathways to gender equality.

The Speaker:
Amanda Ellis is the President of the East-West Center Association and an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the East-West Center’s Professional Development Program. Her endowment to the EWC provides an annual EWC scholarship for woman leaders. Amanda also serves as the Executive Director of Global Partnerships for the ASU Global Futures Laboratory. She is a former New Zealand Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva (2013-16) and Prime Minister's Special Envoy. An economist by training, Amanda held senior roles at the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and Westpac Banking Corporation. She is a founding member of the Financial Alliance for Women and the recipient of the TIAW Lifetime Achievement Award for services to women's economic empowerment. The author of two best-selling Random House books on women in business, five research titles on gender and growth in the World Bank Directions in Development series, and the co-author of the 2020 Gender Equality and Governance Index, Amanda is the recipient of the TIAW Lifetime Achievement Award for services to women’s economic empowerment.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Grethen Alther