Tina Tchen discussed "Are we there yet? Broken barriers or broken records" at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Health and Development Symposium
Over the last hundred years, women have made considerable progress towards equality on issues from suffrage to health to workplace culture. Recent movements like #MeToo and #TimeisNow have transformed the women’s movement into a global one. With social media now driving the conversation and increasing accountability, stories of women’s empowerment have frequented our newsfeeds. But what is the substance behind the hype? Many of the same challenges remain but the tools to overcome them have become more advanced. What has changed, and what does the future have in store? How can renowned trailblazers and aspiring changemakers come together to evaluate where we have been, where we are going, and finally ask: are we there yet?