Business, Money & Power and the Economic Empowerment of Women

On Monday, September 17, 2018, Rt. Hon. Liz Truss, Chief Secretary of the Treasury, the United Kingdom was the keynote speaker at “Business, Money & Power and the economic empowerment of women.” The conversation was moderated by Morgan Ortagus, foreign policy analyst and former U.S. Treasury official.


Business, Money, and Power was co-hosted by RightNOW, the International Republican Institute’s Women’s Democracy Network, a 501(c)(3) organization, and the Independent Women’s Voice, a 501(c)(3) organization.


An economist by background, the Right Honorable Elizabeth Truss was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury in June 2017 by Prime Minister Theresa May. Her role gives her responsibility for overseeing U.K. public expenditure labor market policy and welfare reform. A member of the Conservative Party, she was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 2010 and has held several important government roles, including Education Minister, Environment Secretary, and Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor.