Happy Women’s History Month! On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day, recognizing this year’s UN Women theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” We believe that women and girls’ leadership should be celebrated every day but would love to particularly honor and celebrate them this month. From highlighting period poverty to talking about the power and impact of the care giving economy, women’s leadership continues to become more essential.
We want to give a special congratulations to the Honorable Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who made history as the very first woman and African to lead the World Trade Organization. She was our 2017 recipient of the Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Award, in which she talked about her breakthrough roles and accomplishments. We would also like to congratulate Samantha Power for her nomination by President Biden to be the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, the US federal agency charged with distributing billions of dollars in foreign aid. We also want to celebrate Wendy Chun-Hoon’s appointment to head the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau and Pronita Gupta the new Special Assistant to President Biden for Labor and Workers on the Domestic Policy Council.