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USAID Hosts a Conversation with Linda Scott About The Double X Economy

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

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This event is open to the public. It occurs on Wednesday, September 16 at 10 AM Eastern time in the US and at 3pm BMT. It is a virtual event, globally accessible.

I am honored to announce that Wade Channell, Senior Economic Growth Adviser for Gender, Office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has invited me to have a virtual conversation about the findings in my new book, The Double X Economy, with him on September 16. The event is open to the public and is at a time when people in Europe, South America, and Africa might attend. (Viewers in Asia and Oceania are enthusiastically invited, but they would have to stay up late at night!)

Our intention is to discuss the implications of the findings in my new book, The Double X Economy, for the effort to empower women around the world, especially in international development. So, I will be specifically addressing the Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) community. However, I think the conversation may be interesting to more general viewers because it will focus on my contention that the economic exclusion of women is a total system that must be understood as a global problem, thousands of years old—and one that has shown astounding sticking power, even in the Western democracies.

The event is on September 16, at 10 am ET (DC time). [This is 3PM in the United Kingdom.] The link is: Or, you can join by phone at: (US) +1 731-599-7505‬ PIN: ‪197

The official announcement is here:

Please join us for a conversation with professor and author Linda Scott about her new book, The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Women’s Empowerment (released July, 2020).     

Those who know Linda and her work will not be surprised to find that she has once again created an invaluable resource for those promoting women’s economic empowerment, filled with cogent economic arguments for equality and backed by robust statistics.  But this is not a dry textbook:  The Double X Economy is a page-turning call to action, replete with practical recommendations and compelling advocacy for women’s empowerment.

After presenting an overview of her findings, Linda invites participants to an open discussion.  

Please join us!

When:     Wednesday, September 16, 2020

               10:00-11:00 a.m. (Washington, DC time) 

Where:    Google Meets


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