Washington Contributions to Women and Poverty


A panel discussing Washington’s Contributions to the National and International Agenda on Women and Poverty describe the key strategies that work in addressing poverty and helping women across the world. The panelists included Renee Giovarelli of the Rural Development Institute that works to promote land-rights for the poor and women, Margaret Willson from the Bahia Street school in Brazil, Rick Beckett from Global Partnerships, and Suzanne Sinegal McGill from Rewanada Girls Initiative. Adaptability, partnership, and collaboration were listed among the best key strategies highlighted by the panelists, including knowing how to admit to failures and learning how to improve from there.

Writing by Nina Carduner
Photography by Nancy LeVine