Helene D. Gayle Symposium

Stay Tuned for the 2018 Event

We'll be releasing details on the 2018 symposium soon. Miss last year's event? Watch the highlights below. 

Helene D. Gayle Global Development Symposium

CARE USA welcomed global thought leaders, congressional members and staff, and development professionals to the Helene D. Gayle Global Development Symposium on March 16, 2017, in Washington DC. While celebrating the contributions of CARE’s former President and CEO, Helene D. Gayle, speakers from the global development field explored topics critical to helping girls achieve their rights and fulfill their potential, and ways to deliver lasting change to women and girls in need. More than 250 participants joined CARE on Capitol Hill to discuss these important topics.


Policy Briefs

Women and Girls in Emergencies 
How does CARE address women’s and girls’ needs in emergencies?

Women’s Economic Empowerment 
Why It Works for Women and the World 

Why Women? 
Making the Case for Sustainable Development 

See the 2017 Speakers

Last year, distinguished speakers explored the case for empowering women and girls through economic empowerment.

Photo Highlights

View photos from this year’s exciting event featuring Sec. Madeleine Albright and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

Watch the Highlights

If you missed the event, watch the higlights video from the 2017 Helene D. Gayle Symposium here.