×

Fill out the brief form below for access to the free report.

  • George W. Bush Institute

    Content & Resources

  • Through our three Impact Centers -- Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and our Engagement Agenda -- we focus on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

I'm interested in dates between:
--

Taking Action

Advancing Policy

Developing Leaders

Issues

I have minutes to read today:

Programs & Issues

Taking Action

Advancing Policy

Developing Leaders

Issues

Publication Type
Date Range
I'm interested in dates between:
--
Reading Time

I have minutes to read today:

Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

In Case You Missed It: Forbes Powerful Women Summit

June 24, 2016 1 minute Read by Shannon Bradford

The second Forbes Powerful Women Summit, held this year in Mexico, convened this week with remarks delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri. Her stirring discourse on the necessity of gender parity challenged the global community to embrace the untapped boon that women’s equal access to the spheres of economics, politics, and business can provide. As Ms. Puri observed, “…[T]his is currently the most important undertaking for our societies and the international community as we enter a new and defining time for sustainable development and peace and security with women’s leadership as a key driver.”

 Read more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2016/6/lakshmi-puri-speech-at-forbes-powerful-women-summit


Author

Shannon Bradford
Shannon Bradford

As an associate of Global Initiatives, Shannon Bradford aids the work of the Human Freedom Initiative and Women’s Initiative through research, implementation, and logistical support. Her areas of focus include the Women’s Initiative Fellowship, Liberty and Leadership Forum, and the First Ladies Initiative. 

Prior to joining the George W. Bush Institute in November 2015, Shannon provided communications, media, and marketing support to Amal Women’s Training Center in Marrakech, Morocco, an organization dedicated to job and life skills training for disadvantaged Moroccan women.

A native of Coppell, Texas, Shannon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Texas A&M University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is a two-time recipient of the Department of State National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship through which she spent nine months in North Africa. Shannon is a proud alumna of Ursuline Academy of Dallas. 

Full Bio

Related Articles: