USAID Hosts Representative Betty McCollum for International Women's Day

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 9, 2009
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host U.S. Representative Betty McCollum from Minnesota and a distinguished panel of speakers to honor International Women's Day. The event will take place at the USAID headquarters in the Ronald Reagan Building on March 10.

The event, entitled "Women: A Driving Force for Economic Recovery" is an opportunity to recognize the important role that women around the world play as drivers of economic growth and recovery.



Representative Betty McCollum from Minnesota will give the keynote address. Followed by a distinguished panel of speakers to include:

  • Mark Blackden, Consultant, International Finance Corporation
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President, Women's World Banking
  • Ellie Larson, Executive Director, Solidarity Center
  • Linda Wertheimer, National Public Radio


Horizon Ballroom
Ronald Regan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20523

Please use 14th Street entrance between Constitution and Pennsylvania Ave.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.


Media should RSVP by calling (202) 712-4320 no later than 8 a.m. March 10.

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