The Role of Women in Global Poverty Reduction: A Conversation with Dr. Kristalina Georgieva
Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank. The discussion will focus on developing human capital, financial inclusion and women's economic empowerment, and the importance of educating adolescent girls as a means of reducing global poverty.
In her role as CEO, Dr. Georgieva also heads the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, the World Bank's lending arms for middle-income and poor countries. This is Dr. Georgieva's second stint with the World Bank. She held multiple senior management positions at the bank between 1993 and 2010, working in a number of areas, including governance reform, environmental strategy, policy and lending operations in infrastructure, urban development, and agriculture among others.
Dr. Georgieva most recently served as the European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, where she was in charge of the European Union's €161 billion (U.S. $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff.
A native of Bulgaria, Dr. Georgieva holds a Ph.D. in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia.