“Women Who Inspire” – Twitter Chat on Tuesday, March 11th

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WomenInspire_TwitterPic1_302x302Join Johnson & Johnson, the Microcredit Summit Campaign, and many more leaders in women’s empowerment for a Twitter chat about “Women Who Inspire.” The @JNJGlobalHealth team has hosted a number of Twitter chats to raise awareness on a range of maternal and child health issues, and tomorrow, Joy Marini, executive director of corporate contributions at Johnson & Johnson, will lead this discussion (@joymarini). Use the hashtag #WomenInspire.

Why now?

International Women’s Day was on Saturday and the UN is convening over the next two weeks to discuss the millennium development goals (MDGs). World leaders are meeting in New York to review progress on women’s rights against the MDGs and to discuss how women’s empowerment can be accelerated under the post-2015 development goals. In fact, at the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), thousands of people are meeting to discuss a standalone goal on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the post-2015  goals. Read more in the Guardian.

To ensure a robust, long-lasting conversation, @JNJGlobalHealth is hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday, March 11 at 1 PM (EDT / GMT-4)The theme of the chat is “Women Who Inspire” and is focused squarely on the women who either benefit from, or work to advance maternal and child health. Johnson & Johnson is looking to tell a positive story and elevate the voices of women who are making the world a healthier place and showing us all what’s possible if the global health community stays the course.

For more information about women’s issues in general, see Friday’s post on International Women’s Day.