July 20, 2017

Sponsored by:

Orchestrated by:

Leif Ackerman, CEO, Ideagen

Master of Ceremony:

Leslie Short, Corporate Operations Strategist

In Collaboration with:

Kim Smith, CDO & EVP, Capgemini

UN Sponsor and Host Office:

Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief UNCTAD New York Office of Secretary General

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.

The summit focused on a range of issues including economic development, healthcare, education, and technology and how business leaders and entrepreneurs are developing sustainable solutions. To create a better tomorrow, we need to lay the foundation for future strategies in all sectors.

"The power of asking questions is more powerful than having all the answers" Naomi Whittel CEO and President of Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc.

Our mission is to provide a platform for extensive in-depth dialogue on existing barriers and challenges that we face today, so we can develop solutions that will provide women and girls an opportunity to improve their lives and their contribution to the world we live in. In the current era of digital transformation, successful organizations can no longer take a singular approach to drive lasting change. What can we learn from the solutions that exist in order to create new possibilities for empowering the women and girls of tomorrow?

Tara Chklovoski, CEO and Founder of Iridescent Learning

We heard from leading women who have identified some of todays most vexing issues and have taken a collaborative approach to innovate and achieve sustainable impact.

THE CRITICAL ROLE OF WOMEN LEADERS IN A CHANGING WORKFORCE What does the workforce of the future look like? How will women shape its evolution? We learned about where and how women are changing the game for leadership in public and private sectors, how value based leadership matters, and how to maximize positive impact through gender balance.

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)

FUELING DISRUPTION THROUGH DEXTERITY - High Tech executive leaders shared their learnings, solutions and best practices for next generation workforce needs through innovation, agility, and dexterity.

Panel Discussion - Fueling Disruption Through Dexterity

"Hold companies accountable for who they're hiring. It can lead to better equity value" Sandra Notardonato (Research VP and Investment Analyst for Gartner)

SINGLE DIGITAL ECONOMY: GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY - We heard perspective and thought leadership on global connectivity and empowerment of women in remote regions and underdeveloped countries by strengthening education, healthcare, entrepreneurship, and community.

Panel Discussion - Single Digital Economy: Global Connectivity

"If you can't see it, you can't be it" Jaqueline Miller (CEO of Partnerships for Change)

UN WOMEN - We were introduced to some of the most influential women in the world. Tap into their knowledge, experience, and network to learn how to collaborate to drive transformative change with global impact.

Panel Discussion - Equity Means Business

"We can change the world one girl at a time - I can change the world" - Wendy Wecksell

ESTABLISHING THE PIPELINE - How do we solve the pipeline issue with education disparity? Why is there a gender gap with top performing boys scoring higher than the best performing girls? We heard from educators in all levels of academia about building the pipeline of female leaders, educators, and citizens.

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.

Leif Ackerman (CEO of Ideagen) and Lorraine Harition (SVP Global Partnerships, New York Academy of Sciences)

"Women are working hard all around the world, but it's not reflected in the GDP" Lorraine Hariton

Claire Baumann (Senior Editor of Digital Strategy at United Nations Foundation) and Jamie Stenziano (Vice President of Media and Entertainment at Clarion Research)

Moments shared from event can be found using #ewg2030 on twitter

Thank You to our Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

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