The youngest-ever former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Foundation’s annual We Work for Change event on Oct. 3 at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.
According to the foundation, Power plans to share her experienced outlook on the importance of women’s civic involvement. As a former U.S. ambassador for four years, she was a leading voice internationally for American engagement in the world. She has spent half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events, and throughout her term, she focused on such issues as women’s and LGBT rights, religious freedom, United Nations reform and more.
“Ambassador Samantha Power is a shining example of women in leadership and we are so pleased to welcome her to our Annual Event,” Wendy Doyle, president & CEO of Women’s Foundation, said in a release. “As Women’s Foundation actively promotes women in leadership through efforts such as our Appointments Project, we are eager to hear Ambassador Power’s unique and global perspective on the importance of women’s civic engagement at every level.”
Power was a former Harvard professor, has worked as a war correspondent, has been featured as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” and in 2016 she was listed as the 41st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. In 2003 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” a study of the U.S. foreign policy response to genocide.
The Women’s Foundation event will celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary of promoting equity and opportunity for women of all ages through research, philanthropy and policy solutions. The foundation focuses on research for women, grant making, philanthropic education, and strategic partnerships with organizations that share similar goals.
Sponsorships for the event are open now and general tickets will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 15.