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Date and Location

March 7, 2024
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Bloomberg Center For Cities, Taubman 3rd Floor
Women City Leaders: Success and Challenges Photo

​Co-sponsored with the Center for Public Leadership​ and the Women and Public Policy Program​

Event Details


The rise of women’s leadership in city governments has led to more gender-equitable policies and programs and shifted societal norms about women and girls. However, women remain underrepresented in local governments worldwide, and when they do rise to positions of executive power, they disproportionally face gender-related challenges and threats. How can we address these issues to ensure fair and equal representation and continue our progress around women’s participation in local governments?

Join us to mark International Women’s Day 2024 with a panel discussion on this topic featuring women city leaders from Kansas, Puerto Rico, and Uganda. This event also marks the launch of a set of new teaching cases featuring women leaders by the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.


Event Information

This event will start at 4:15 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. with reception and refreshments to follow. The in-person event is open to all Harvard University ID holders and registration is requested as space is limited.

Those not attending in person or without a Harvard University ID can stream the event live via YouTube. Please register for the livestream using the link below. We will send the livestream link via email closer to the event date.

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Panelists

  • Carmen Yulín Cruz, former Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Michelle De La Isla, former Mayor of Topeka, Kansas
  • Judith Tumusiime, former Deputy Executive Director of Kampala, Uganda


Moderator
Hannah Riley Bowles
Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); chair, HKS Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences Area; co-director, HKS Center for Public Leadership and HKS Women and Public Policy Program
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Speakers and Presenters

Carmen Yulín Cruz, former Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Michelle De La Isla, former Mayor of Topeka, Kansas
Judith Tumusiime, former Deputy Executive Director of Kampala, Uganda





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