The recently sworn-in U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Dr Geeta Rao Gupta is in India from August 1-8, 2023, and will visit Gujarat, Mumbai, and Bengaluru during this period.
In Gujarat, where she will be between August 1-4, Gupta will lead the U.S. delegation to the G20 Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women’s Economic Representation (G20 Empower) Conference and the G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment hosted by the Government of India.
“Ambassador Rao Gupta’s participation highlights and advances the U.S. government’s gender equality policy priorities in the region and around the world,” said a State Department news release.
Gupta will then visit Mumbai from August 5-6 to meet with the members of the private sector and civil society to discuss gender equality priorities in India, closing the gender digital divide, and preventing and responding to gender-based violence.
Her last stop in India will be Bengaluru where she alongside U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nancy Izzo Jackson will deliver keynote remarks at the WeConnect International Asia Pacific Conference on August 7. While in the city, she will engage with women leaders and civil society organizations on efforts to promote the rights and empowerment of women in India.