December 9, 2014
Dec 09

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and Kathy Calvin to Announce New Partnerships to Close Gender Data Gaps

New York, NY
Press Release

Data2X event to highlight efforts to improve information about girls and women globally

New York, NY — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg, United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will bring together leading experts for a discussion on the vital role data plays in closing gender gaps, and how lack of data can inhibit progress for women and girls globally. The event will take place Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City.

The event will highlight the work of Data2X – a partnership launched by Secretary Clinton in July 2012 to identify and spur efforts to fill gender data gaps – and unveil new partnerships to improve data collection and use for women and girls. Better gender data are needed to guide policies, set targets, and monitor progress for women and girls.  

The event will feature keynote remarks from Michael R. Bloomberg and Secretary Clinton, as well as an expert panel moderated by Chelsea Clinton.

Who: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg; United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin; Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton

Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx; Vice President of Marketing Vision, Orange Telecom France, Nicolas de Cordes; U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom; Deputy Director General for Field Operations and Partnerships of the International Labor Organization Gilbert Houngbo; Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation Dana Hyde; World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati; Director of U.N. Global Pulse Robert Kirkpatrick; Statistician-General of South Africa Pali Lehohla; United Nations' Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning Amina Mohammed; Vice President and Board Member of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico Félix Vélez Fernández Varela

When: Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. ET

Location: Bloomberg Philanthropies (25 East 78th Street | New York City)

RSVP: Media accreditation is now open. Space is limited. All media requesting credentials for this event MUST RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 11, at noon ET to [email protected]. Media will receive confirmation of credential prior to event. No media will be allowed access without a confirmed credential.

Webcast: The event will be webcast live at  

Photos: Photos from the event will be made available at[email protected]/sets and

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About Data2X
Data2X, named for the power women have to multiply progress in their societies, works to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment by building partnerships to improve data collection and use to guide policy, better leverage investments, and spur global economic and social progress. Data2X is powered by the United Nations Foundation with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and with ongoing collaboration with the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton. More information can be found at and on Twitter @Data2X.

About the UN Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $452 million. For more information on the philanthropy, please visit or follow us on FacebookInstagramFlickr and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.