Walden University President to Participate in Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Minneapolis—September 19, 2011—Jonathan A. Kaplan, president of Walden University, will participate in the “Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: Women and Jobs in Technology Fields” session at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York on Sept. 20, 2011. This session will discuss how to expand opportunities and the representation of women in the technology field that will define the 21st century workplace.

As part of this session, Kaplan will address the theme usability and literacy. Access to education continues to be a barrier for females around the world, and in many cultures, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and careers are male dominated. In addition to speaking on this topic, Kaplan will also help facilitate a small group discussion.

“As a higher education institution with a global student population that is almost 80% female, Walden is proud to provide women with the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their career aspirations,” said Kaplan. “We hope our students will then take that knowledge and apply it to create meaningful social change in communities around the world.”

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) brings together global leaders including heads of state, business people, philanthropists, foundation heads, religious leaders, academics and members of the media to develop and implement innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.

For more information on Walden University, please visit www.WaldenU.edu.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 120 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.

Walden offers more than 60 degree programs with more than 300 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.