Blog Breakfast

On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Baroness Goudie hosted her first blog breakfast in Washington, DC.  There were over 40 high powered Washington women and men in attendance, all of whom are committed to global women’s issues and effective action.  The breakfast was very much like a blog – spirited, with lots of back and forth, and good connections made.  Stephenie Foster, a member of the blog’s editorial board, started off the morning by posing questions to Baroness Goudie on why she started the blog, how it’s different than other blogs and her vision for the blog.  The group then jumped in and the conversation focused on how to operationalize our commitments – that is, how to ensure that we bring all of the relevant sectors on board to increase women’s equality.  The group talked about the importance of business exemplars and coalitions, making the case for economic development as a bottom line issue and the importance of women leaders being strategic and visible on gender issues.

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