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How the Untapped Power of Women and Girls Can End World Poverty with Susan Markham

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

How the Untapped Power of Women and Girls Can End World Poverty

Susan Markham

Susan Markham most recently served at the Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) as the Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In this position, she advised Agency leadership on gender policy issues, led cross-sectoral program efforts in resilience, adolescent girls’ education and energy, and represented the Agency to the White House and other departments, governments, civil society organizations and private partners. Previously, she led the efforts of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) a non-partisan organization, to increase women’s political participation globally as voters, activists, candidates and officeholders. In this role, she was especially proud of her work in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen to help women find and use their voices in their countries.

Susan worked earlier in her career in U.S. politics bringing to life her Master’s thesis that focused on women running for political office. At EMILY’s List, she ran the Political Opportunity Program (POP) that recruited, trained and supported women running for office at the state and local office. She also managed the Campaign Corps program that brought young people into the political process to engage them in elections.

Susan now works and lives in Washington, DC with her family and two dogs. She’s earned degrees from George Washington University (Master’s of Arts) and THE Ohio State University (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and International Studies), but looks forward to learning new things every day.


Albright College, McMillan Student Center South Lounge
When you enter the student center, the room immediately to your right is the South Lounge.
A registration table will be right outside the room.

To Register:
Call (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org

Cost to attend is $10 for members and non-members.


October 11, 2018
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Albright College, McMillan Student Center South Lounge
13th and Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612 United States
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