Conference Schedule

April 4, 2019

8:45am-9:30am Registration 
9:30am-9:45am Opening Remarks
9:45am-10:45am Panel #1: “Overcoming Barriers to Action” 
11:00am-12pm Breakout Session #1 (2 Options)

1. Women in the Private Sector

2. SAIS Alumnae Panel

12pm-1pm Networking Lunch 
1:00pm-1:45pm Keynote 
2:00pm-3:00pm Breakout Session #2 (2 Options) 

1. Addressing the Gender Wage Gap: Salary Negotiation and Asking for a Promotion

2. Turning Your Ideas into Action

3:00pm-3:15pm Coffee Break 
3:15pm-4:15pm Panel #2: “Engaging Men as Allies”
4:15pm-4:30pm Closing Remarks 
4:30pm-5:30pm SAIS Women Lead Practicum Presentations 
5:30pm-7:30pm Networking Reception at the Australian Embassy

About the Panels

Panel 1: Overcoming Barriers to Action

Women have been at the forefront of grassroots movements fighting for their rights and that of others. In recent in years, we have seen a rise in women-led movements, both in the United States and abroad. This panel will examine how women have overcome barriers to action in order to create a more just and equal society.


Panel 2: Engaging Men as Allies

This panel will bring together a group of men who are key allies in the efforts to achieve gender equality. It will expand the conversation on how gender norms affect women and men and empower everyone to be agents of positive change by challenging these norms.


About SAIS Women Lead

SAIS Women Lead is a global women’s leadership development program that partners the school's faculty, students, alumni, and public and private organizations to raise the political and economic status of communities through the empowerment of women. By fostering scholarship and cross-cultural exchange, SAIS Women Lead raises awareness of gap areas in research and advocacy to create more inclusive, compassionate, and service-oriented societies. In the SAIS Women Lead Practicum, students collaborate with partner organizations on research that advances women. They participate in a series of leadership and professional development master classes curated by alumni and associates.