U.S.-China Women's Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (WE-LEAD)

Date: 2015 Description: U.S.-China Women's Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (WE-LEAD). - State Dept Image

Women in every country face barriers that hold them back from fully participating in the economy. Yet research shows that when women are empowered to participate in the economy, everyone benefits: families, communities, and countries.

As part of our ongoing work to promote women’s economic participation, the U.S. State Department convened the seventh U.S.-China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (WE-LEAD) on June 23, 2015.

This day-long forum brought together government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and members of civil society to share best practices and collaborate on solutions. It took place during the 2015 U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE).

Get the latest updates on WE-LEAD on Twitter using #CPE2015.


Opening Remarks


Ambassador Russell (June 23): "We’re gathered at an important moment in our work to advance gender equality and to promote women’s economic empowerment." Full Text»




Closing Remarks

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom (June 23): "Looking into the future, women’s development in post-2015 years is our shared responsibility. We should firmly oppose gender discrimination, ensure women’s equal participation in social and economic development, and in sharing the fruits of reform and development." Full Text»