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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sheryl WuDunn and Patricia de Stacy Harrison Kick-Off 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and investment banker Sheryl WuDunn, along with Patricia de Stacy Harrison, the president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will launch the 2013 Global Women’s Executive Summit with a candid onstage conversation for 100 women executives and general counsel from around the globe.

WuDunn and Harrison will focus on the shared challenges faced by women from different parts of the world. WuDunn’s Half the Sky campaign raises awareness of the issues that affect women without a voice — violence, maternal mortality, human trafficking, and domestic abuse.

WuDunn and her husband Nicholas Kristof wrote the book that inspired the Half the Sky movement, which includes television, film, social media, and mobile gaming components that promote global equality and support for women’s rights.

Patricia de Stacy Harrison, former co-chair of the Republican National Committee, produced a successful CPB series, a collaboration with the Public Broadcasting Service, on Half the Sky. Harrison advised the United States during the first Iraq war as a Department of Commerce councilwoman in the 1990s.

WuDunn and Harrison will be joined by over 100 women executives at the 17 and 18 June event.

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