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The Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls activates innovative leaders, entrepreneurs, and their allies to advance a world where women and girls have equal power and opportunity. We catalyze change-making conversations and turn intersectional ideas into action with a focus on economic justice, education and learning, safety and wellbeing, and civic engagement and leadership. The Forum knows that gender equity in the US and across the globe is both urgent and possible.


We envision a world where women and girls have equal power and opportunity across the globe. 


We activate leaders to advance gender equity, catalyze change-making conversations, and turn intersectional ideas into action. 

Our Levers of Change

Economic Mobility and Justice

Women and girls will have equitable access to, and control over, economic resources and the decisions that affect their lives, their families, and their communities. 

Education and Lifelong Learning

All girls and young women will receive a quality education, with access to learning opportunities throughout their lives, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to compete in the labor market and the life skills necessary to navigate a changing world. 

Health, Wellbeing and Climate Justice 

Women and girls will have access to quality, responsive systems of care and support that value their human and lived experience now and alongside the changing planet. 

Civic Engagement and Leadership

Civic power-shifting is critical to ensuring women and girls’ bright futures. They should be full participants in elections, board service, and other roles in government and civil society.

Our Partners

Aspen Global Innovators Group
Ascend at The Aspen Institute

Our Co-Chairs

Lola Adedokun

Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group

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Anne Mosle

Vice President and Executive Directors, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

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