Asia Foundation CEO Laurel Miller to Address Global Leaders at G20 Ministerial Conference

Gandhinagar, India, August 1, 2023 — The Asia Foundation’s President and CEO, Laurel Miller, is in Gandhinagar, India, to address the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women Empowerment from August 2-4.  Miller will speak onWomen and Girls as Change-makers in Climate Resilience Action.”  

Miller is a champion in addressing climate challenges and advocating for the essential role women can play as leaders. The Asia Foundation works to empower women and marginalized groups across Asia and the Pacific by increasing their political voice and leadership, improving their rights and security, and expanding opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship. 

Ahead of the Ministerial Conference, Miller spoke at a side event organized by the Asian Development Bank and UN Women, “Gender Equality and Climate Change: How Can Net Zero Deliver 50/50 Gender Equality?”   

Miller addressed the importance of women’s voice and leadership in global climate action and the obstacles they face saying, “As champions of women-led initiatives, we know that, for centuries, women have played and continue to play a fundamental role as caretakers of our planet and its resources.”       

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities across Asia and the Pacific. Informed by decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region is focused on good governance, women’s empowerment and gender equality, inclusive economic growth, environment and climate action, and regional and international relations. 

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