The State of Women in the U.S.

Friday, February 26
12:00-1:00PM EST
Watch the Event Recording

Last fall, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security published the first-ever United States Women, Peace and Security Index, a new and comprehensive measurement of women’s rights and opportunities in the United States that ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Index reveals major disparities across state and race, highlighting the critical work needed at both the federal and state levels to achieve gender equality across our nation.

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, along with leading experts, and activists discussed findings from the report and how the data can support transformative change and accelerate progress for women. While sharing insights into trends in achievements and gaps of women’s well-being across the United States, they reflected on how stakeholders can draw on the results to set priorities for action and inform more effective policy, practice, and partnerships.


Sundaa Bridgett-Jones (SFS’93)

Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski (G’10)

Jessica Grounds (G’12)

Dr. Madeline Sutton (C’89)

Ambassador Melanne Verveer (I’66, MS’69, Parent)