Maryland Smith Women Inspire 2022

Women Inspire showcases Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business. This annual event celebrates women and seeks to inspire attendees and to challenge them to realize and reach their full potential.

The 2022 Women Inspire Honorees were Maryland Smith alumnae Margo Thomas, PhD, MS ’90, Founder and CEO of Women Economic Imperative, and L. Audrey Awasom ’18, Founder and CEO of Noble Uprising, Inc.

Friends of Europe Strategic Conversation with Margo Thomas and Nahla Valji – A gender-focused post-pandemic recovery

Expected by some to be the ‘great leveller’, the COVID-19 crisis has ultimately laid bare the world’s persistent inequalities. Particularly obvious have been the ways in which different genders have experienced the pandemic. Instances of domestic violence rose across the globe. Women reported difficulties in accessing essential reproductive health services. They provided childcare when schools closed – often alongside careers and the unpaid labour for

Global Solutions Summit: The Social and Economic Implications of the Covid 19 Pandemic and Beyond

In this final decade for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and in light of the yet unfolding economic and social impacts of the pandemic, it essential to take a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the response and recovery discussions aimed at identifying strategic pathways for our global, national, and regional leaders. The key objective of this session is to help articulate the perspectives of the

May 2019 Global Solutions Summit

The Berlin Solutions Summit brought together policy leaders from around the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkle delivered the keynote address on the first day of the Summit.Dr. Thomas, in her capacity as Co-Chair in the T-20 Task Force on Gender Economic Equity, participated in a panel discussion on Gender Economic Equity for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development. She was the lead author of a Policy

2019 Think-20 Task Force on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Women’s Economic Empowerment (SDG5)

Project Description Under the 2019 Japanese Presidency of the G20, the Think 20 (T20) Engagement Group carried forward the work on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) through the Task Force on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Once again, I had the privilege of serving as Co-Chair on women’s economic empowerment (SDG5) along with Gala Díaz Langou, Social Protection Program Director with the Center for the

Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 2019 Conference

SPACE – exploring new frontiers and entrepreneurial places Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. The ISBE conference is a catalyst for igniting a new type of innovative and dynamic entrepreneurial leadership necessary for unlocking entrepreneurial ambitions across businesses, support agencies and higher education not only in the North East of England, but also on the international stage. ….The conference aimed to redefine entrepreneurial spaces, literally and metaphorically.