Panel Discussion

Supporting Diverse Women To Lead Us Out Of This Crisis - What It Takes From Capitol Hill

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Supporting Diverse Women To Lead Us Out Of This Crisis - What It Takes From Capitol Hill

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Val Demings will join us in conversation with Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University. Eileen previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council. These leaders will discuss the strategies and policies required to lift more women, especially black women, into public office and higher-visibility roles across our economy. They’ll also provide insight into how the 2020 election is shaping up across this unprecedented landscape.

Meet The Speakers

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has served as Senator for the State of New York since 2009, having previously served in the House of Representatives. Throughout her time in Washington, Senator Gillibrand has led the effort to appeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”; successfully advocated for compensation for 9/11 first responders and fought to reform the justice system for sexual assault survivors in the military and on college campuses.

Rep. Val Demings
Rep. Val Demings

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) represents Florida’s 10th District in Congress. The first woman to serve as Orlando’s Chief of Police, she now serves on the House committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence, and the Judiciary. She recently made history as one of the first women and first African Americans to serve as a presidential Impeachment Manager. Rep. Demings has been a leader on numerous issues, including bipartisan and bicameral work in Congress to reaffirm America’s commitment to media diversity.

Eileen Donahoe
Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe is the Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University, FSI/Cyber Policy Center. She served as the first US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama Administration, and as Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch.