To help reach La Pietra Coalition’s goal of creating one billion jobs for women by 2020, the Education and Training Task Force acknowledges the need for major policy shifts by national governments and a steadfast effort from various organizations in order to work towards this goal. The task force set its own objective of doubling the number of girls who complete quality secondary education between 2010 and 2020, to be completed in conjunction with the United Nations’ second Millennium Development Goal, achieving universal primary education by 2015. Not only should there be a focus on expanding access to education for women and girls, but also increasing the quality of that education.
At the annual meeting, the Education and Training Working Group worked to advance its “honor roll” concept, an initiative to recognize countries that have made notable progress towards gender equality in education, specifically regarding secondary education for women.
Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President New York University
She serves as the founding chair of the NYU Women’s Leadership Forum and she is the Senior Executive for the Office of Compliance and Risk Management and the Office of Equal Opportunity.
General Manager and Co-Owner of Keij de Los Bosques
In addition to her work helping to economically empower rural communities of Guatemala, she helped launch the Vital Voices Central American Network to ensure that women’s voices be heard.