Investing in women: How increased participation will transform organisations and societies

1 December 2015

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Across the world, the knowledge and skills of 865 million women are seriously underutilised when it comes to contributing to economic growth. Join Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, New York, for this free public lecture where she will discuss why organisations and societies must invest to increase participation of women in the workforce.

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Reception to welcome Mary Ellen Iskenderian

2 December 2015

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to host an invite-only reception to welcome president and CEO of Women's World Banking, New York, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, with remarks by Australian Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, on the topic of the importance of investing in women from American and Australian perspectives.

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Women in Financial Services Leadership: US and Global Progress

3 December 2015

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is hosting an invite-only roundtable discussion with president and CEO of Women's World Banking Mary Ellen Iskenderian discussing US and global progress on promoting women in financial services leadership.

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Gorana Grgic

Why Obama reversed his stance on Syria

Lecturer Gorana Grgic explains why President Barack Obama changed his tune and announced US troops in Syria.

Omar Offendum

Bridging the Arab-American divide through hip-hop

Centre guest Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American hip-hop artist who uses his music to explore cultural identity and politics in the Middle East.

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