Celebrate International Women’s Day with Rotary and the World Bank
Watch three Rotary members share their inspirational stories and projects during a celebration of International Women’s Day on 7 March at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
Hosted by the World Bank Group Staff Association, and co-sponsored by Rotary International and Oppenheimer, the livestreamed event will highlight the changes that women make around the world through their humanitarian work. The event, open to the public, will also include discussions on the role of women in today’s society.
Here are the three featured Rotary speakers:
- Dr. Geetha Jayaram, a member of the Rotary Club of Howard West, Maryland, USA, and a recipient of the Rotary Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award, founded the Maanasi Clinic in Mugalur, Karnataka, India, which provides mental health services to poor women. She is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
- Marie-Irène Richmond-Ahoua, a member of the Rotary Club of Abidjan-Bietry, Côte d’Ivoire, served as Rotary’s national PolioPlus chair for Cote d’Ivorie and now helps coordinate immunization activities in West African countries. She is an international communications consultant and worked as an outreach adviser for the United Nations Operation in her country.
- Danielle De La Fuente, a member of the Rotary Club of Coronado Binacional, California, USA, is co-founder of The Amal Alliance. The nonprofit group helps empower refugee children around the world through social development and educational programs. She worked at the National Defense University, where she fostered relations across the Middle East and South Asia.
Please register to attend by 3 March. Space is limited.
Follow the event on Twitter using #WomenInspire