A Lecture and Luncheon for
UNA-NY Members Only

Gender Gaps and Womens Empowerment

Principal Adviser on Gender,
European External Action Service


Friday, March 18, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Presentation
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. | Discussion with Q+A
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Luncheon and Networking

Austrian Consulate General
31 East 69 Street (between Madison and Park Avenues)
New York, New York

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Gender Gaps and Womens Empowerment

Women still do not get paid as much as men. The glass ceiling is still largely impenetrable in the world's largest corporations. The media remains a male dominated industry that reinforces gender stereotypes. Most female government ministers worldwide are assigned portfolios related to social issues.

Join us for an exciting event on women's equality and empowerment questions with the expert from the European Commission, Ambassador Mara Marinaki, who will be in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women held at the United Nations.

The lecture will be followed by Q&A and a discussion. Here is a good read to prepare for this event: The World's Women 2015: UN Trends and Statistics.

Please join us following the lecture for a light luncheon. And — let us know if you intend to stay for lunch when you sign up, as there is a 50 person limit for attendance at this event.

UNA-NY is thankful to the Austrian Consulate for their generous hospitality.

Ambassador Mara Marinaki

Ambassador Mara Marinaki is the EEAS Principal Adviser on Gender and on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Prior to this she was the Managing Director for Global and Multilateral Issues at the European External Action Service, responsible for EU foreign policy in the areas of international organizations, human rights, and security and non-proliferation of mass destruction weapons a position to which she was appointed in May 2011.

Mara Marinaki joined the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980, and has served abroad in postings in Washington DC, Berlin, Vienna and Brussels. Ambassador Marinaki was the Permanent Representative of Greece to the OSCE 2007-2011.

Ambassador Mara Marinaki is a law graduate from the University of Athens, and holds an LL.M in International Law from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.

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