Twitter Chat: Investing in Women and Girls

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

In the lead-up to MCC's "Empowering Women in Emerging Economies: Achieving Real Results," event on April 17 in New York, MCC, Devex and Vital Voices are partnering to convene a Twitter chat to engage development practitioners, stakeholders and the public on why gender integration and investing in women and girls is critical to development. 

How to Participate

  1. Log on to to see live Tweets and re-Tweets.
  2. Search for the hashtag #SheBuilds in the Twitter search field. This will allow you to see all of the town hall's interactions.
  3. Follow @MCCtweets, @devex and @VitalVoices through your Twitter account to see town hall updates in your Twitter timeline.
  4. Bookmark this page and return to see a live feed and be able to post tweets directly from here.

Tweet your thoughts, questions and what you are doing to address the power deficit in Africa and be sure to include the hashtag #SheBuilds or #NoBarriers.


If you are completely new to Twitter:

  1. Visit Twitter's site tour.
  2. Create a Twitter profile and "follow" MCC at @MCCtweets to participate.

Sample tweets:

  • .@MCCTweets, @devex & @VitalVoices are hosting a Twitter chat to engage the #SheBuilds community on why investing in #women & #girls matters
  • How does @MCCtweets prioritize gender equality in its programs? #SheBuilds
  • Economic growth and prosperity in countries starts with investments in #women & #girls. #SheBuilds

Town Hall Hashtag

Primary Twitter Accounts