Asia Society Texas Center presents Bridging the Gender Gap: Female Politicians in Asia and the United State

Asia Society Texas Center presents Bridging the Gender Gap: Female Politicians in Asia and the United State
(Left to Right): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (Office of the PM of the United Kingdom); U.S. Representative (D-Hawaii) Tulsi Gabbard (2012 Official Representative Photo); Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (Official Portrait). Photo courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

In January 2017, a record number of women will be part of the 115th United States Congress, the legislature of arguably the world’s most powerful country in economic and cultural influence. Approximately one in four Representatives and Senators will be female, including a previously unachieved tally in minority representation.

Asia has its own women in power, namely President Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh, and Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Although the history of Asian female government leaders is short, they have made a lasting impression on their generation and inspired many others to follow in their paths. This event will be a discussion on the globe’s most prominent female leaders and the future of women in politics.

Event Details

When

1.31.17 | 6:30 pm

Where

Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

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Ticket Info

Free-$10