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Gender & Power: A Conversation with Women from the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Organized by WomenLift Health

Gender & Power: A Conversation with Women from the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

April 1, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has had an outsized impact on women and girls, especially women of color. It has also shown time and again, that when women lead, they can have enormously positive effects on the health and lives of all people. While inclusion of women in COVID-19 decision-making bodies globally has been sparse, the Biden-Harris Administration chose a different path when forming its Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. The 16-member team consisted of a diverse group — of which seven were women and more than half people of color. This event will spotlight four women who served on the Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. We will hear from them on why bringing a gendered and intersectional lens to the pandemic response is critical for progress, what this could look like in the U.S., and how their own identities and experiences have helped to shape their work on the Advisory Board and beyond.

Speakers served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board in their personal capacity.

More About the Virtual Speaker Series: Gender & Power

COVID-19 has demanded the world’s attention, tested the resilience of health systems, and exacerbated existing inequalities. As countries grapple with its long-term effects, ensuring women’s voices and perspectives are included in the response is an urgent priority to improve health outcomes.

This virtual speaker series will explore the gender and power dynamics at play in this health emergency, offer a look into the challenges women face and outline immediate and long-term actions we can take to prioritize women’s leadership.

If interested, you can view recordings from previous speaker series events here.

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April 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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WomenLift Health