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Save the Children Hosts Equality Fundraiser

The Greenwich community gathered at the Burning Tree Country Club for Save the Children’s “Driving Equality for the Next Generation,” a discussion on gender equality featuring Anne-Marie Slaughter, the first woman to serve as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department of State.

The event, presented by the Greenwich Leadership Council of Save the Children, raised $26,000 to benefit the Fairfield-based global humanitarian organization’s Center for Girls and Gender Equality.

Dr. Slaughter, who published “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic in 2012, which helped spark a national debate on the obstacles to male-female equality, was joined on stage by Yeva Avakyan, Associate Vice President of Gender Equality & Girls Empowerment at Save the Children. The two participated in a discussion moderated by Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children about what it takes to enable all children and families to thrive in our changing world.

All those in attendance received signed copies of Dr. Slaughter’s book, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family. 

The Greenwich Leadership Council’s Executive Committee is comprised of: Sue Mirza, (President), Mary Campinell, Liesbeth Carballo-Jans, Veronica De Los Rios, Jennifer Feenstra, Colleen Kishore, Pat Mendelsohn, Jeanne Mininall, Liz O’Brien, Marilyn Roos and Sree Vaid.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the U.S. and around the world, the organization works every day to give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm.

Photographs by Cheryl Moss

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