Helene Gayle Global Development Symposium

Thank You!

The 2018 Helene Gayle Debate was held on October 9 at Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University. Thank you to all who participated. Check out a few highlights from the event here!

HerStory: The Worldwide Impact of #MeToo

At the 2018 Symposium, we explored the impact of the #MeToo Movement in the lives of women and girls around the world. 150 attendees joined us for an engaging debate on the roles of institutions and grassroots organizations in the growing movement to end gender based violence on a global scale, while celebrating the extraordinary contributions of Helene Gayle. 


Marcelina Bautista was awarded the 2018 Helene Gayle Award for her fearless work defending women as the founder of the Center for Support and Training for Domestic Workers in Mexico.

Thank you to our 2018 Speakers

Henriette Kolb, Carla Koppell, Ekene Osakwe, Emily Bove, and moderator Raj Kumar

Photo credits: Mari Matsuri/CARE

2018 Photo Highlights

View photos from 2018's exciting event!

Highlights Video

If you missed us last year, watch the highlights video from the 2017 Helene D. Gayle Symposium here. 

2017 Photo Highlights

View photos from 2017's exciting event featuring Sec. Madeleine Albright and Award-Winning Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.