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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. 

Previous Years of International Women's Day Breakfasts

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7:30 AM - 9:30 AM | The Carter Center

International Women's Day (IWD) 2023

Change Powered by Women

Barbara Pierce Bush, Co-Founder & Board Chair of the Global Health Corps, will join Council President and long-time moderator of IWD, Rickey Bevington, in an engaging conversation on next-generation leadership, global health equity, and women in executive leadership worldwide.


The Global Health Corps (GHC) is an organization that mobilizes young leaders to solve the world’s most pressing health issues. Bush and her co-founders are united by the belief that health is a human right and that their generation must build the world where this is realized.

How Women are Leading the Way to a Better Future

Under Bush's leadership, GHC has placed over 1,000 young leaders on the front lines of health equity in East Africa, Southern Africa, and the U.S., developing a cadre of creative and effective change makers. From her efforts, Bush was named one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year in 2011, one of Newsweek’s Women of Impact in 2013, and made Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list in 2015. 

Let’s continue to recognize the achievements of women around the world together.  

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About Our International Women's Day Breakfast 
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 to women's efforts in leadership, professionalism, and global development. 

A Prevailing History

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 continued to flourish. With a jump to 200 attendees in 2016 and a sold out 2020 edition welcoming more than 400 guests, we are proud of this tremendous growth. It means the empowering messages are reaching wider audiences than ever before.

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

  • Jill Ellis, All Time Winningest Coach in U.S. Soccer History

  • 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, now Council President

  • 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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