A Luncheon Discussion with Dr. Edit Schlaffer

Wednesday, April 2 - 1-3pm

Dr. Edit Schlaffer is a social scientist, author, and activist. Her research focuses on women in international politics, women as agents of change in politics and civil society, and interpersonal relationships in the modern world. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Women without Borders, which works to empower women in achieving positive change around the world.

In 2008, Women without Borders launched a global campaign – Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE) – a platform that brings together women, mothers especially, to contribute to a safer and more secure world.  SAVE currently has projects in countries across South Asia, North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

The lunchtime discussion will also include a brief screening on SAVE’s work.

Venue:

Global Center on Cooperative Security
747 Third Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
www.globalcenter.org

 

About our host and co-sponsor:
The Global Center on Cooperative Security works with governments, international organizations, and civil society to develop and implement comprehensive and sustainable responses to complex international security challenges through collaborative policy research, context-sensitive programming, and capacity development. In collaboration with a global network of expert practitioners and partner organizations, the Global Center fosters stronger multilateral partnerships and convenes key stakeholders to support integrated and inclusive security policies across national, regional, and global levels. For more information, please visit www.globalcenter.org.

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A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems… Where Governments Cannot

Speakers: Alice Korngold, Matthew Bishop

Thursday, March 20 – 6:30-8:30pm

Please join Women In International Security’s New York chapter for a book talk, signing and reception featuring Alice Korngold, author of A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems… Where Governments Cannot. The discussion will focus on the various ways in which companies are promoting respect for human rights, environmental protection, poverty reduction and other factors that lead to more peaceful societies.

Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist will moderate.

Copies of A Better World, Inc. will be available for purchase.

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SHOWCASE: To be or not to be an entrepreneur

A discussion with Kimberly Weisul, Editor-at-Large for Inc.com andVeronique Cardon, Cardon Health Care and Wellness Consulting. Both speakers have pursued an entrepreneurial path, though in different ways and at different stages in their careers. They'll speak to us about their own experiences in pursuing their passions and what it takes to become an entrepreneur.

Location:

The offices of Cohn & Wolfe
200 5th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10010

Date and Time:

Wednesday 19th February 18:30

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Monday, December 9, from 6-8pm Women In International Security-New York and Global Action to Prevent War will be hosting our final roundtable on women's mentorship. The discussion will focus on the impact of aging and generational differences on relationships among women.

Below please find resources that can be used to inform our discussion. I've included links to the full articles as well as excerpts that highlight relevant points from each source.

The discussion will be held at 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 4050, located on the Northeast corner of East 48th Street and First Avenue.

These off-the-record conversations will be used to develop a guidebook on women's mentorship.

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The Tyranny of the Queen Bee

Peggy Drexler, The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2013

Millennials: The Me, Me, Me Generation
Joel Stein, Time, May 20, 2013
Avoiding Inter-Generational Gender Traps
Dr. Robert Zuber, Global Action to Prevent War Blog, August 14, 2013
A close look at the male gaze
Jane Caro, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 24, 2013
Queen Bee Syndrome False: Women Help Other Women Advance In The Workplace, Study
Emma Gray, Huffington Post, June 12, 2012

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Monday, November 18, from 6-8pm Women In International Security-New York and Global Action to Prevent War will be hosting the third roundtable in our series of discussions on women's mentorship. The discussion will focus on sponsors, the influential people who will advocate on your behalf and personally help you ascend to leadership positions. Possible questions for discussion include: What makes an effective sponsorship and how do these relationships differ from traditional mentorship? How are relationships with sponsors cultivated, and what are reasonable boundaries for sponsors or mentors to set with their protégées?

A second discussion on the topic will be held over breakfast on FridayNovember 22nd, from 8:30-10am for those who cannot attend our evening sessions.

Below please find resources that can be used to inform our discussion. I've included links to the full articles as well as excerpts that I believe include important highlights from each source.

The discussions will be held at 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 4050, located on the Northeast corner of East 48th Street and First Avenue.

These off-the-record conversations will be used to develop a guidebook on women's mentorship. More details on the initiative are included in the attachment.

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 1. Changing companies minds about women

Joanna Barsh and Lareina Yee, McKinsey Quarterly, September 2011
http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/changing_companies_minds_about_women

2. Making a career power play

Lillian Cunningham interviews Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of (Forget a Mentor), Find a Sponsor, The Washington Post,October 31, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2013/10/31/making-a-career-power-play/

3. Seven Essentials for a Happy and Fulfilling Career

Kathy Caprino, Forbes, August 26, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2013/08/26/7-essentials-for-a-happy-and-fulfilling-career/

4. Make Yourself Safe for Sponsorship

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Harvard Business Review, October 7, 2013

http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/make-yourself-safe-for-sponsorship/

5. Little surprise here: women expected to do more at home – and at work

Heidi Moore, The Guardian, November 1, 2013

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/women-work-harder-favors-never-counted

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AEGIS: An art exhibition and benefit

Please join Women In International Security on Friday, November 15, from 6-9pm for an art exhibition and benefit supporting the Women, Peace and Security program of Global Action to Prevent War.

Global Action has been an integral part of WIIS-NY's work since the chapter was formed in early 2009. They've generously hosted our meetings, provided guidance on our programming ideas and offered their expertise on gender and security issues.

This event will be hosted by Leonard Tourné Gallery, located at 46 East 65th Street between Park and Madison avenues. We hope you can join us and other Global Action supporters for a fun evening with good conversation, networking, cocktails and art.

The evening will benefit the Women, Peace and Security program of Global Action, a United Nations-affiliated 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Women, Peace and Security works internationally—on the ground and through diplomatic channels—to promote women's full participation in political and social life and to bring an end to impunity for violence against women.

For additional details, please click here.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 6-9pm
Location: 46 East 65th Street (between Madison and Park avenues)