Empowering Women: A Sound Investment - Lecture @ St. Jerome's University

Empowering Women: A Sound Investment: Lecture @ St. Jerome's University
Speaker:Louise Frechette

The role and place of women in societies around the world have evolved significantly in the last half-century or so. As women and societies developed new norms to define the rights of women, new institutions and programs were put in place to support them in their economic, social and political aspirations. Based on her experiences in government, business, and as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Madame Fréchette will discuss why the advancement of women matters to the well being of societies as a whole. If societies fail to accord women their rights, these societies are effectively depriving themselves of the talent of half their population. What country can afford to waste so much of its human capital?

Free Admission/All are Welcome/Wheelchair accessible
Location: St. Jerome's University, C.L. Siegfried Hall
Phone: (519) 884-8111, ext. 28259
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The Teresa Dease Lecture was endowed by the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary (the Loretto Sisters).


St. Jerome's University
290 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3
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