May 08th, 2019

2019 Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon: Celebrating Risk-Takers for Women's Empowerment

Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Please join us as we celebrate risk-takers for women’s empowerment at the Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon. We will hear from and honor those who have put themselves at great peril to be trailblazers in furthering women’s inclusion in political life, leading to a better life for all. These risk-takers are truly working for democracy and making democracy work.


  • Moderator: Jill Filipovic - Filipovic is a Washington, D.C., based journalist and contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and weekly columnist for CNN.
  • Rep. Debra Haaland, U.S. Representative from New Mexico - Haaland is one of the first two Native American women to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Rep. Abigail Spanberger, U.S. Representative from Virginia - Spanberger is the first women ever elected to represent her suburban Richmond, Virginia, district.
  • Rep. Lauren Underwood, U.S. Representative from Illinois - Underwood is the first person of color and first millennial to represent her Chicago district.


  • Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration - Klympush-Tsintsadze was elected as a member of the Ukrainian Parliament in 2014. She served as a first deputy chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee and led Ukraine’s parliamentary delegation to NATO, before being appointed as deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration in April 2016.


  • Tarana J. Burke, Founder of The ‘me too’ Movement & Social Justice Activist - For more than 25 years, Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture and sexual violence. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black women and girls, Burke has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the ‘me too’ movement.
Start date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
End date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
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