Media Advisory

"Empowering Women in Emerging Markets" Event, New York City - 17 April 2014

For Immediate Release

April 15, 2014

MCC is joining with donor agencies, philanthropists, foundations, and the Wall Street investment community in New York City to discuss a road map forward for scaling up investments—both public and private—for women in poor but well-governed countries and communities around the world.

MCC’s “Empowering Women in Emerging Markets” event on Thursday, April 17, 2014, includes the active participation and partnership of MCC, the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Leaders, Fortune Magazine, Devex, Standard Bank, Vital Voices, among others.

When & Where

Press availability

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Ford Foundation

320 East 43rd Street

New York, New York 10017



Thursday, April 17, 2014

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Ford Foundation

320 East 43rd Street

New York, New York 10017



  • Daniel W. Yohannes, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Cassandra Butts, Senior Advisor, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Penny Abeywardena, Director of Girls & Women Integration, Clinton Global Initiative
  • Marguerite Berger, Vice President, Impact Eval. & Research, Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Maureen Harrington, Head, Intl. Development Group, Standard Bank of South Africa
  • Raj Kumar, President & Editor-in-Chief, Devex
  • Claudia Rodrigues, Manager, Gender & Social Assessment, MCA-Cabo Verde
  • Nina Easton, Senior Editor, Fortune Magazine; Co-Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
  • Noa Meyer, Global Program Director for 10,000 Women, Goldman Sachs
  • Jennifer Klein, Senior Advisor, No Ceilings Initiative, Clinton Foundation


Event Hashtag: #SheBuilds 


MCC Press Secretary: John R. Gagain Jr., Email: gagain [at] ; Twitter: @jgagain

Event Registration:

MCC Public Affairs: Eliza Keller, Email: kellerec [at]