Chairman Royce Announces Hearing on Empowering Women in Developing WorldPress Release
Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will convene a hearing on Wednesday, July 12 to explore the opportunities and benefits of increasing women’s economic participation and empowerment in developing countries. The hearing, entitled “Beyond Microfinance: Empowering Women in the Developing World,” is part of a series of hearings to examine the challenges facing women and girls around the globe.
Chairman Royce on the hearing: “Despite significant progress in recent years, more than one billion women remain excluded from the formal financial system, and more than half the world’s countries limit women’s ownership or management of property. This harms entire communities, economies, and U.S. interests. This hearing will explore the barriers to women’s economic participation in the developing world, and new technologies that hold tremendous promise for women’s empowerment and economic growth.”
10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Ms. Mary Ellen Iskenderian
President and Chief Executive Officer
Women’s World Banking
Tavneet Suri, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Applied Economics
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Honorable Melanne Verveer
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security