Washington D.C. and Vilnius Lithuania, February 2018
Screening of “My Year with Helen”
Ranked by Forbes magazine among the top 25 most influential women in the world, Helen Clark was Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) from 2009 until 2016. In that time, she oversaw the UNDP’s work providing advice, training, and grant support to developing nations and spearheaded its transformation into the world’s most transparent development agency. In April 2016, she announced her candidacy for Secretary-General. “My Year With Helen” gives a closely observed view of Helen Clark’s bid for the top job at the United Nations and provides as a case study of what happens when a woman publicly competes for the most prestigious role in international diplomacy.
The Council of Women World Leaders has co-hosted two screenings of "My Year with Helen" since the beginning of the year. The first screening was held on February 22, in collaboration with the Embassy of New Zealand in Washington, D.C. The second screening was hosted as part of the Women in Politics Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on June 8 as a special screening hosted by Asociacija „Lyderė,“ a Lithuanian women's leadership organization dedicated to gender equality. Following both the screenings, Helen Clark took part in a Q&A session, which were moderated by Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, Laura Liswood.