*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
Women and Girls Count: A Discussion with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melinda Gates, Moderated by Chelsea Clinton
Part of “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,” the Conversation Will Announce A New Partnership Between The Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
NEW YORK – Feb. 12, 2014 -- On Thursday, February 13, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melinda Gates will participate in a discussion hosted by New York University and moderated by Chelsea Clinton about using data and an evidence-based approach to advance global progress for women and girls. The event will also mark the launch of a new partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation.
Announced in November 2013 by Secretary Clinton, “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project” is an initiative at the Clinton Foundation whose mission is to bring together partner organizations to evaluate and share the progress women and girls have made in the 20 years since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. This new effort will help chart the path forward to accelerate full participation for women and girls in the 21st century. The full participation of women and girls is critical to development, security, and prosperity.
WHAT: A conversation about the importance of data in charting a path towards the full participation of women and girls in the 21st Century and ways to measure progress toward that goal
WHO: Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Moderated by Chelsea Clinton
WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Media Check-in: 8:30 AM EST
Event: 9:45 AM EST
WHERE: New York University
Kimmel Center for University Life
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South
Space is limited. To request credentials, contact email@example.com. Deadline to request a credential request is today, Wednesday February 12th at 5:00pm.
Follow the conversation on Twitter live with the hashtag #noceilings
To watch the event online, please visit www.clintonfoundation.org/noceilings on Thursday.
About The Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 21,000 African farmers have improved their crops to feed 30,000 people; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; more than 6.8 million people have benefited from lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; $100 million in strategic investments have been made, impacting the health of 25 million people in the U.S.; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative have made nearly 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world. Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.
About The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
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