Paola Mendoza - Keynote Speaker
"We were preaching to a choir, and that choir ended up being five million strong across the world. It ended up being 1.2 million in Washington, D.C., 800,000 in Los Angeles, 250,000 in Chicago, 750,000 in New York, and 10 in Antarctica. We had a march on every continent in this world. We had marches in over 600 cities in the United States and over 150 cities across the world, and that was because we allowed women and people to come together to say what is obvious, that women's rights are human rights."
On July 20th 2017, Ideagen convened to innovate and collaborate to address the world's most vexing issues. Luminaries from across sectors presented and convened to discuss key challenges and to develop solutions to empowering women & girls across the planet. With women now more than ever becoming more prevalent in c-suite positions, we want to focus on the challenges they faced to get there and the changes they can make to establish the pipeline for future generations of women to be successful. There is a strong demand for girls at a young age to be taught the importance that anything is possible. We heard from some amazing entrepreneurs who have taken the initiative to solve issues on women’s health, equality and education. The old belief that we are living in a man’s world is being shattered. Through the extraordinary work that women entrepreneurs and leading corporations are doing around the world, we are now on a path to empower.
Panel Discussion - The Critical Role of Women Leaders in a Changing Workforce
"I stand for something" (Maja Vujinovic)
Panel Discussion - The Hurdle: The Rise of Female Entrepreneurship in the International and Development Setting
"Audience can take some action too, consumers have a role to play in social good" (June Sugiyama of Vodafone America Foundation)
It's Time to see the World through a Gender/Sex Lens
Men and women present with different disease symptoms, courses, and responses to therapeutics. Understanding the impact of gender/sex on health can enhance precision medicine as well as disease prevention and health promotion strategies. We heard from from the women who are leading the initiative to accelerate the translation of research into gender/sex-specific design elements such as products, programs, policies, and protocols.