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Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to host 2019 SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, “Engage. Claim. Change.” April 4 in Washington, DC

The 2019 SAIS Global Women in Leadership (GWL) Conference, “Engage. Claim. Change.” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
This day-long event will examine raising the political and economic status of communities through women’s empowerment. Attendees will engage with leaders from diverse backgrounds, learn strategies to claim their own power, and leave with a deeper understanding of how they can change existing inequalities in their communities.
9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Panel 1: Overcoming Barriers to Action
11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Two Options):

  1. Women in the Private Sector
  2. SAIS Alumnae Panel

12:00 p.m.-1 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Two Options):

  1. Addressing the Gender Wage Gap: Salary Negotiation and Asking for a Promotion
  2. Turning Your Ideas into Action

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Coffee Break
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Panel 2: Engaging Men as Allies
4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closing remarks
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
SAIS Women Lead Practicum Presentations
Additional information is available within the full agenda listed here.
Time and Date
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Kenney-Herter Auditorium
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by emailing [email protected]. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Please note: Interviews with participants and attendees may only be conducted in Kenney-Herter Auditorium during the networking lunch and following the SAIS Women Lead Practicum presentations.
Media Contacts
Jason Lucas (for logistic inquiries)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
office: +1 (202) 663-5620
mobile: +1 (202) 422-2652
[email protected]
Lindsay Jagla (for agenda inquiries)
Vice President of Marketing, Conference Committee
SAIS Global Women in Leadership
[email protected]
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today. For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

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