WWS Calendar

Work of Women in Developing Countries

Oct 21, 2006 (All day) to Dec 1, 2006 (All day)

Panel discussion: 4:30 p.m., November 6, 2006, Bowl 016, Robertson Hall
Artist reception: November 6, 2006, following panel discussion, Bernstein Gallery
Exhibit: October 21 – December 1, 2006
Gallery hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.

"The Work of Women in Developing Countries," will be the focus of a panel discussion at the Woodrow Wilson School at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 6, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

The panel will be moderated by Jeanne Haws MPA '86, assistant dean of operations at the Woodrow Wilson School. Discussants include Sajeda Amin MPA '84, Ph.D. *98, senior associate at the Policy Research Division of the Population Council; Natalie Elwell, World Neighbors program coordinator for Action Learning Communications & Gender; Katharine McKee MPA '78, senior advisor for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor at the World Bank; and Margie Woodson Nea, photographer.

Around the world, women care for families, provide financial support, produce most of the world's food and work two-thirds of the world's working hours. The Work of Women international photography exhibit, presented by World Neighbors, recognizes women's work throughout the rural villages of Asia, Africa and Latin America. It will be the "backdrop" of the panel discussion being held November 6th. Both the discussion and exhibit will address improving women's health care, access to credit, and other aspects of women's lives in developing countries.

Jeanne Haws oversees the financial management, facilities, and computing services departments at the School. She previously served as vice president for operations at EngenderHealth, an international women’s health nonprofit organization based in New York where she had been since 1986.

Sajeda Amin is experienced in a range of issues related to gender, work, poverty, and family in the developing world. She is currently involved in studies in Bangladesh, Egypt, and Vietnam on young people's livelihood strategies with a focus on socially and economically vulnerable populations.

Natalie Elwell has over a decade of experience dealing with development, training and communications issues in the non-profit sector. In her current capacity Elwell oversees the World Neighbors' field teams and provides support for promoting gender equity in integrated programs.

Katherine McKee's expertise is in financial services, business development services, and enabling environments to generate economic growth in developing countries. In addition to her role at the World Bank, McKee is director of the Microenterprise Development office with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Margie Woodson Nea is a professional photographer and educator. Her photographs, which feature women and children around the world and which are being exhibited at the Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall, frequently appear in publications for World Neighbors, Christian Children's Fund and Bread for the World. Nea's work has been shown in gallery and museum exhibitions, including the World Bank and the International Photography Hall of Fame.

This event is cosponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Gender and Policy Network and the Program in the Study of Women and Gender. It is free and open to the public.