United States Holds Seventh Women's Leadership Forum With China

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 18, 2015


The U.S. Department of State will host the seventh U.S. - China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (WE-LEAD) on June 23, 2015. The day-long event will focus on women’s economic empowerment in the United States, China and countries around the world. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Click here to see the full agenda and list of speakers.

Held in partnership with the All-China Women’s Federation, the event focuses on women’s entrepreneurship, family-friendly workplace policies, women’s access to capital and finance, and capacity building. Speakers will include Chinese and U.S. government officials; entrepreneurs and business leaders; journalists; representatives from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Johnson & Johnson, and the Tory Burch Foundation; and members of civil society.

This event is open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras is 10:30 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:00 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.

PRESS CONTACTS:

U.S. Department of State

Office of Global Women’s Issues

SGWI_PA@state.gov

U.S. Department of State

Office of Press Relations

(202) 647-2492

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license or passport). Please allow adequate time to process through security.