February 6, 2020

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Tonight's program included a panel discussion featuring Lucina Di Meco's groundbreaking report, She Persisted: Women, Politics and Power in the New Media World. In this discussion, women in politics, journalism, and tech explored how traditional and digital media impact women in politics, and called for all relevant actors to do their part to end media bias and online violence against women in politics.

Introduced by Stephenie Foster, Founding Partner, Smash Strategies, Alyse Nelson, President of Vital Voices, moderate the panel discussion that included Lucina Di Meco, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, Farahnaz Ispahani, Author and Former Member of Parliament in Pakistan, Soraya Chemaly, Director of the Women's Media Center Speech Project, Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, and Moira Whelan, Founding Partner at Blue Dot Strategies; Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab.

This event was held in partnership with Vital Voices, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute, RepresentWomen, and Smash Strategies.

Please note that this program may have been filmed and/or photographed.

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Soraya Chemaly

Soraya Chemaly

Stephenie Foster

Stephenie Foster

Farahnaz Ispahani

Farahnaz Ispahani

Laura Liswood

Laura Liswood

Alyse Nelson

Alyse Nelson

Moira Whelan

Moira Whelan

Lucina Di Meco

Lucina Di Meco

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