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SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA From left to right: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security executive director Melanne Verveer, chief operating officer of WEConnect Greta Schettler (GRD '11), gender parity task forces coordinator at the Inter-American Development Bank Andrea Saldarriaga Jiménez (GRD '16), World Bank social scientist Miriam Müller and project director for the Women's Empowerment for Economic Development and Resilience Project Lucia España speak at an event Sept. 21.

Female Entrepreneurs Fuel Economic Success, Panelists Say

Female economic participation cultivates a more equitable and productive economy, women’s rights experts said at a panel in Riggs Library on Friday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the panel provided intervention strategies to overcome systemic barriers to women’s economic participation in Latin and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Sound of Equality: Women Take the Stage at All Things Go Fall Classic Music Festival

This year, Ariana Grande proclaimed that God is a woman. Cardi B topped the charts with the Latin-inspired banger “I Like It.” Beyoncé strode onto the main stage at Coachella, to the applause of thousands of fans. In many ways, women are the heart and soul of popular music. Yet[Read More…]

Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

A $1 million grant for research on the social enterprise movement and women’s economic mobility was awarded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the McDonough School of Business’ Global Social Enterprise Initiative in August. The grant is intended to[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
LAUREN SEIBEL/THE HOYA Melanne Verveer (I ’66, MS ’69), left, moderated a panel of four of the School of Foreign Service's first women graduates — Barbara Berky Evans (SFS ’58), Barbara Hammes Sharood (SFS ’58), Helene Gettler Mallett (SFS ’59) and Paula Wiegert Tosini (SFS ’60) — on April 18 in Fisher Colloquium.

First Female SFS Graduates Recall Obstacles, Opportunities at Georgetown

Having a Georgetown University education provided critical career opportunities and professional development, despite some obstacles encountered on the path to obtain it, four of the School of Foreign Service’s first female graduates said at an April 18 panel in Fisher Colloquium. Barbara Berky Evans (SFS ’58), Barbara Hammes Sharood (SFS[Read More…]

by April 22, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, promoted a new index measuring women's well-being worldwide.

Georgetown Institute Names Iceland Best Country for Women’s Well-Being

Iceland is the best country for women’s well-being, according to a new Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security index that measures women’s well-being around the globe. The United States ranks 22nd overall, after Iceland the remaining countries in the top 10 are: Norway, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, Canada, Sweden,[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Empowering Women Through Art at the Zenith Gallery

Empowering Women Through Art at the Zenith Gallery

Walking into the “Artists Femina” exhibit at Zenith Gallery is an arresting experience. The walls, floors, tables — every possible surface — are covered in an almost dizzying, captivating array of art. Founded in 1978 by artist Margery Goldberg, Zenith Gallery is a contemporary and modern art gallery located in[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
HARDING: Closing the Academic Gender Gap

HARDING: Closing the Academic Gender Gap

I had a revelation at the start of this semester. As I thought back on the courses I have taken during my time as a government major at Georgetown University, I realized that I have only ever been taught politics by old, white men. I mean that with all due[Read More…]

by October 16, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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This statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike in Judiciary Square has been the center of D.C. leaders’ criticism. City officials have called on the National Park Service to remove it.

Council Considers Memorials to Minorities, Women

  A bill proposing the construction of monuments to honor native Washingtonian women and people of color in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards will move forward to a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 5, taking the next step toward becoming law. The bill comes after D.C. leaders including Mayor[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Women Through the Public Gaze

Women Through the Public Gaze

In collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Phillips Collection has assembled a special exhibition that brings together some of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s finest printed works. Running Feb. 4 to April 30, “Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque” explores the period’s printing technique, a contribution of enormous importance to[Read More…]

LUX: Trump’s Gendered Hypocrisy

LUX: Trump’s Gendered Hypocrisy

During Women’s History Month, the Trump administration frequently highlighted how much it values and supports women. However, it simultaneously proposed plans to undercut and defund important women’s health care funding and educational initiatives for girls. It is entirely paradoxical to take action that strips women of government protections while extolling[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top