On September 20-22, current and former heads of state, Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of leading CEOs, along with heads of foundations, major philanthropists, and directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations and prominent members of the media will come together for the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Established in 2005 by former United States President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) seeks to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
In 2009, Pro Mujer was invited to join CGI and made a commitment titled, “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.” This commitment aims to provide 350,000 women with easy and affordable access to financial services, education and health care in order to address the high rates of income and gender inequality in Latin America. It was during this meeting that Pro Mujer was honored as one of 13 programs that “will improve the lives of girls and women around the world.” Pro Mujer was the only Latin American organization selected for this recognition.
This year marks the third year that Pro Mujer, represented by Chief Executive Officer Rosario Pérez, will be participating. On Tuesday, September 20th, Rosario will take to the stage and give a commitment progress testimonial during one of the Initiative’s keynote lunches. On Thursday, September 22nd, Rosario will also moderate a panel titled, “Early Interventions for the 12-Year-Old Girl.” CGI members in this session will come together to discuss and develop evidence-based strategies to ensure that every 12-year-old girl receives the investment and educational opportunities necessary for long-term success.