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Women as Change Agents in the Recovery from the Global Financial Crisis

Speaker: Robert B. Zoellick
Presider: Cokie Roberts

Council on Foreign Relations Meeting. Subject: Women's Roles in Recovery from the Global Financial Crisis. Held at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington D.C.

This session was part of the the ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable series, which is made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.

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Women as Change Agents in the Recovery from the Global Financial Crisis (Audio)

Speaker: Robert B. Zoellick
Presider: Cokie Roberts

Listen to Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank Group, focus on innovative approaches to advance economic opportunities for women and girls worldwide.

This session was part of the the ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable series, which is made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.

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