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5 years of 


The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is proud to celebrate women, today and everyday. During our annual International Women's Day Breakfast, we bring together leading voices to discuss their experiences and to inspire men and women alike, to be agents for positive change towards gender equality. 

International Women's Day 2020

Think equal, build smart,
and innovate for change.
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International Women's Day 2020

A Globe Powered by (more) Women.

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta invites you to our 5th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast, presented by Bank of America and sponsored by Novelis.

We are going bold in 2020.

 Jill Ellis, the All Time Winningest Coach in U.S. Soccer History, and Former Head Coach of U.S. Women’s National Team, will participate in an inspiring conversation with Rickey Bevington, Senior Anchor at GPB.

Is there a more male-dominated industry than sports coaching?

Let’s break this stereotype. Jill Ellis is the first female coach to win the Women’s World Cup - both 2015 and 2019. She is using this platform to push for gender equality and tell her story of being named FIFA World Coach of the Year, CONCACAF Women’s Coach of the Year, and, along with her team, the winner of the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award for Team in 2015.

Let’s celebrate all women around the world.  

This conversation is important not only for females, but for everyone. This conversation will inspire them to be the change makers we need to end gender stereotypes.

Interested in sponsoring future International Women's Day Breakfasts?
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The World Affairs Council of Atlanta's annual International Women's Day (IWD) Breakfast is a unique opportunity for reflection, engagement, and inspiration. By bringing together men and women from the greater Atlanta community on this significant day, we are driving important discussions on gender equality. Each year, we tailor the breakfast to specific themes to ensure that the dialogues are both inclusive and relevant. We hope you will join us at our 2020 breakfast to both celebrate women and to be inspired to contribute to true gender equality.

Keep the Conversations Going - The #LeadHERship Series

In 2019, the Council announced the launch of the #LeadHERship series, designed to highlight and elevate powerful female voices. This series makes it possible to continue the important conversations that take place at our International Women's Day breakfasts, ensuring that gender issues and women's stories take center stage more than just once a year. Just by attending IWD, you are supporting our efforts to keep the conversations going all year round.

5 Years of International Women's Day Breakfast

Our first International Women's Day Breakfast was held in 2015 with 70 pioneering attendees eager to celebrate and empower women. Since then, the program has only been growing. Our second ever breakfast saw 200 attendees, while the most recent sold out 2019 edition welcomed more than 400 guests. We are proud of this tremendous growth, because it means the empowering messages are reaching wider audiences than ever before - an important step if we are to achieve true gender equality. 

We have been proud to host countless inspirational speakers during our previous breakfasts, including:​​

  • Laura Lane, President for Global Public Affairs at UPS

  • Naima Judge, Managing Director and Market Investment Executive at Bank of America

  • Rickey Bevington, Senior Anchor at Georgia Public Broadcasting

  • Claire Arnold, CEO of Leapfrog IT Services

  • Mary Brown Bullock, Vice Chair of the Asia Foundation Board and former President of Agnes Scott College

  • Anthony Hilliard, Senior Vice President, Market Executive at Bank of America

  • Tori M. Silas, Senior Counsel at Cox Enterprises Inc. and former President of Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

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