Democracy That Delivers #135: Sister Institutes Working for Women’s Empowerment

Ken Jaques, Barbara Langley, Marc Schleifer |
From right to left: host Ken Jaques, guest-host Marc Schleifer, guest Valerie Dowling, and guest Barbara Langley.

This week on Democracy That Delivers, host Ken Jaques is joined by three guests with a strong and diverse background in women’s issues and programming. Valerie Dowling, the Director of the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Women’s Democracy Network, Barbara Langley, CIPE’s Director of the Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment, and Marc Schleifer, former Regional Director of CIPE’s Europe, Eurasia and South Asia department.

Dowling and Langley discuss future plans for joint initiatives in women’s programming between sister institutes IRI and CIPE, stressing that the expertise provided can ensure economic and political empowerment go hand in hand to remove barriers for women around the world. Schleifer discusses his experience working with Selima Ahmad, a long-time CIPE partner who successfully began and now presides over the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI).

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Published Date: November 27, 2018