FP Digital Summit: Her Power

October 26 & 27

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Women's Voices. Global Impact.

FP’s Her Power returns this year with vigor. Despite the setbacks COVID-19 has caused for women and girls worldwide, and its adverse impacts on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, the crisis has also galvanized new commitments and transformative steps toward gender equality. 

Historically, the U.S. elected their first female Vice President and sent more women to Congress than ever before. Around the world, more and more women are holding top leadership positions in government and the private sector, demonstrating the benefits of gender equality in business and society. Globally, movements like the 2021 Generation Equality Forum are generating multilateral support and strategic action to address the many risks and barriers women continue to face. 

FP’s third annual Her Power Summit will bring together prolific changemakers as well as unsung heroines spearheading targeted interventions and systemic change around the globe. Our program will explore the gender-factor in combatting the dual crises of the pandemic and climate change and how applying a gendered lens to global health and recovery efforts can have longterm benefits for economies and societies.

Join us and add your voice to the conversation #HerPower2021

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Event Details

October 26 & 27

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Summit login information will be provide upon registration
Speakers
Melinda French Gates
Philanthropist, Businesswoman, and Global Advocate
As the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda sets the direction an...
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Rt. Hon. Helen Clark
FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND AND FORMER ADMINISTRATOR OF UNDP
Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand 1999–2008. Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister and as a Member of Parliament, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy developme...
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Senator Tammy Duckworth
D-Illinois
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs who was among the first han...
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Congresswoman Jackie Speier
D-California
Congresswoman Jackie Speier is a fearless fighter for women’s equality, LGBTQ rights and the disenfranchised who has dedicated her life to eliminating government corruption wh...
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Vera Songwe
Under-Secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa
Vera Songwe is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Upon her appointment, she became the first woman ...
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Ravi Agrawal
EDITOR IN CHIEF, FOREIGN POLICY
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New...
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Reem Alsalem
Special Rapporteur on violence against women, UNHCR
Ms. Reem Alsalem (Jordan) is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, since August 2021. She holds a Masters in Internationa...
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Meaza Ashenafi Mengistu
Chief Justice, Federal Supreme Court, Ethiopia
The first female federal Chief Justice of Ethiopia and IVLP alumna, Meaza Ashenafi spent her lifetime breaking barriers through her contributions in the legal field. She ...
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Anita Bhatia
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND PARTNERSHIPS, UN WOMEN
Prior to serving as Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management at UN Women, Ms. Bhatia has had a distinguished career at the World Bank Group. She brings extensive experi...
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Hana Brixi
Global Director, Gender, The World Bank
As Global Director for Gender, Hana Brixi leads a global effort to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. She sets the overall direction for the World Bank Group’s...
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Ana Brnabić
Prime Minister, Serbia
She was born in 1975 in Belgrade. She holds a master's degree (MBA) from the University of Hull from the United Kingdom and has worked for more than ten years with ...
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Mirai Chatterjee
Board Chair, WIEGO
Mirai Chatterjee is the Director of the Social Security Team at Self-Employed Women’s Association, (SEWA). She is responsible for SEWA’s Health Care, Child Care and Insuranc...
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Sylvia Earle
President and Chairman, Mission Blue
Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the...
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Bergdís Ellertsdóttir
Ambassador of Iceland to the United States of America,
Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir has had extensive experience working on international trade as well as security issues, multilateral and bilateral issues in her long career w...
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Amanda Ellis
Senior DIRECTOR, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS, JULIE ANN WRIGLEY GLOBAL FUTURES LABORATORY, ASU
Previously New Zealand’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Prime Minister's Special Envoy, Ms Ellis played a key role in New Zealand'...
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Laura García
President and CEO, Global Greengrants Fund
Laura is a Mexican feminist who has advocated for human rights, social justice, and civil society throughout her career. Before joining Global Greengrants, Laura served for seve...
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Sabrina Natasha Habib
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Kidogo Early Years
Sabrina Natasha Habib is a social entrepreneur and global health practitioner who leads Kidogo’s Strategy, Partnerships & Impact. Prior to co-founding Kidogo, Sabrina spen...
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Rangina Hamidi
Former Education Minister, Afghanistan
Rangina Hamidi is an Afghan-American writer, educator, social activist and politician. She is well known as an advocate for ...
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Susan Harvey
Vice President of Global Medical Affairs, Hologic
Dr. Susan Harvey is currently the Hologic Vice President of Global Medical Affairs. Susan was the Director of Breast Imaging for Johns Hopkins Medicine for over 7 years, oversee...
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Mikko Hautala
Ambassador of Finland to the United States
Mikko Hautala is the Ambassador of Finland to the United States since September 2020. Prior to that, he has served as Finland’s Ambassador to Russia and as Foreign Policy Advi...
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Seema Jalan
Executive Director, Universal Access Project, United Nations Foundation
Seema Jalan is the Executive Director of the Universal Access Project and Policy at the United Nations Foundation, a multi-stakeholder initiative of philanthropists, advocates...
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Helle Bank Jorgensen
CEO & Founder, Competent Boards
Helle Bank Jorgensen is the CEO of Competent Boards (CB), which offers global online ESG board and executive education, including a timely new Climate Competent Boards certifica...
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Dr. Sanjeev Khagram
Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Dr. Sanjeev Khagram is the Director General and Dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and the Foundation Professor of Global Leadershi...
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Silvana Koch-Mehrin
President and Founder, Women Political Leaders 
Silvana is the President and Founder of Women Political Leaders (WPL), the worldwide network of women Politicians. WPL is an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit founda...
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Anniken Ramberg Krutnes
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the United States of America
An expert in security policy, law of the sea and Arctic issues, Ambassador Krutnes has served with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since beginning as a trai...
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Maggie Lake
VETERAN JOURNALIST AND FOUNDER OF MAGGIE LAKE MEDIA
Maggie Lake is a veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering business, technology, politics, and international affairs. She started her career at Reuter...
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Amelia Lester
EXECUTIVE EDITOR, FOREIGN POLICY
Amelia Lester is the executive editor at Foreign Policy. She has worked as a journalist on three continents, most recently reporting in Japan for publications including the E...
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Helena Liikanen-Renger
Journalist and Communications Expert
Helena Liikanen-Renger is a Journalist and Communications Expert originally from Finland. She is also the former Press Counselor at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. Tod...
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Leah Lizarondo
CEO and Co-Founder, 412 Food Rescue
Leah is the CEO and co-founder of 412 Food Rescue, a social enterprise with a technology, logistics and civic engagement model that aims to fight hunger and promote sustainabili...
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Amy Mackinnon
NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE REPORTER, FOREIGN POLICY
Amy Mackinnon is a staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine. Originally from Scotland, she has reported from across Eastern Europe and was based in Moscow and Tbilisi Georgia as...
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Anu Madgavkar
Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Anu Madgavkar is a partner with the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. Anu leads global research focused on labor markets and hu...
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Diana Marrero
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
Diana Marrero is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Development at Foreign Policy Magazine, where she works with a wide range of global partners on events, analytics project...
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Cecilia Maundu
Cecilia Mwende Maundu, Secretary General, International Association of Women in Radio and Television, Kenyan chapter
Cecilia Mwende Maundu is broadcast journalist based in Kenya. She is also a specialist in gender digital security training with experience training women, journalists’ and hum...
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Lori Montenegro
Head of Noticias Telemundo’s Washington, D.C. Bureau
Lori Montenegro, the head of Noticias Telemundo’s Washington, D.C. bureau, is one of the most influential and experienced journalists in Spanish-language television with more ...
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Reena Ninan
FOUNDER, GOOD TROUBLE PRODUCTIONS
Reena is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for ABC, CBS, and Fox News. She has reported around the world ...
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Sanda Ojiambo
CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya was appointed CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in June 2020. As the world grapp...
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Karin Olofsdotter
Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Her Excellency Karin Olofsdotter took up her post as Ambassador of Sweden to the United States on September 1, 2017. Ambassador Olofsdotter is an accomplished diploma...
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Marta Lucía Ramírez
Vice president, Colombia
The Vice president and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez, has more than 35 years of experience in the fields of business development...
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Stéphanie Seydoux
Ambassador for Global Health, France
Stéphanie Seydoux has been appointed French Ambassador for Global health in 2018, representing France in various international organizations. She was involved in the 6th</...
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Minouche Shafik
Director, London School of Economics and Political Science
Nemat (Minouche) Shafik is a leading economist whose career has straddled public policy and academia. She was appointed Director of the London School of Economics and Political ...
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Emily Sharpe
Director of Policy, World Wide Web Foundation
Emily Sharpe serves as Director of Policy at the World Wide Web Foundation. In this role, she is responsible for developing the Foundation’s policy positions and goals, and fo...
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Chetna Sinha
Founder and President, Mann Deshi Foundation
Chetna Gala Sinha has worked with people’s movements since the early 1980s. In 1996, she founded the Mann Deshi Foundation in Mhaswad, a drought-stricken a...
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Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro
Secretary General, CARE International
A leader in international development and humanitarian response, Sofía brings over 25 years of experience of working at CARE.  She spearheaded CARE’s first program strategy ...
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Former President of Liberia
Internationally known as “Africa’s Iron Lady,” Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a leading promoter of freedom, peace, justice, women’s empowerment and democratic ...
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Naima Te Maile
Co-founder, Our Drowning Voices
Naima Te Maile Fifita is an indigenous, youth and island advocate for Blue Ocean Law, the Institute for Climate and Peace, and the International Union for the Conservation of Na...
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Melanne Verveer
Director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University
In 2009, President Obama nominated Melanne Verveer to be the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. She led efforts to integrate women’s rights and partic...
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Brianne West
Environmentalist & Social Entrepreneur
Brianne West is a New Zealand entrepreneur and founder of Ethique – the world’s most sustainable beauty brand, now sold in over 20 countries and more than 4000 stores. She w...
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Lone Dencker Wisborg
Ambassador of Denmark to the United States
Ambassador Lone Dencker Wisborg is the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States. Most recently, she held a position as State Secretary and Chief Operating Officer in the Danis...
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Julie Ann Wrigley
PRESIDENT AND CEO, WRIGLEY INVESTMENTS AND FOUNDING BENEFACTOR, ASU JULIE ANN WRIGLEY GLOBAL FUTURES LABORATORY
Julie Ann Wrigley has long been interested in conservation; she has wanted to do her part to ensure that future generations would have the same quality of life that her generati...
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Agenda
Day 1:
9:00 AM
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
9:05 AM
How Women’s Leadership Can Catalyze a More Sustainable Future
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Former President of Liberia
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
9:30 AM
Valuing Caregiving to Drive Growth
Mirai Chatterjee, Board Chair, WIEGO
Sabrina Natasha Habib, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Kidogo Early Years
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions
10:05 AM
Q&A
Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister, Serbia
Moderator: Amy Mackinnon, National Security and Intelligence Reporter, Foreign Policy
10:25 AM
Strategies for Inclusive Global Development: Can The Nordic Model Offer A Blueprint?
Hana Brixi, Global Director, Gender, The World Bank
Anu Madgavkar, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Melanne Verveer, Director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University
Moderator: Helena Liikanen-Renger, Journalist and Communications Expert
11:00 AM
Fireside Chat
Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-California
Moderator: Amy Mackinnon, National Security and Intelligence Reporter, Foreign Policy
11:20
Q&A
Julie Ann Wrigley, President and CEO, Wrigley Investments and Founding Benefactor, ASU Julie Ann Global Futures Laboratory
Moderator: Amanda Ellis, Senior Director, Global Partnerships, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, ASU
11:25 AM
Solutions For Just and Resilient Global Futures
Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO & Founder, Competent Boards
Leah Lizarondo, CEO and Co-Founder, 412 Food Rescue
Naima Te Maile, Co-founder, Our Drowning Voices
Moderator: Amanda Ellis, Senior Director, Global Partnerships, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, ASU
12:00 PM
Day 1 Closing Keynote Conversation
Melinda French Gates, Philanthropist, Businesswoman, and Global Advocate
Vera Songwe, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions
12:30 PM
Plenary Program Concludes - 15 min break
12:45 PM
Day 1 Breakout Sessions

Driving Equitable Economic Opportunities

Mentor: Meaza Ashenafi Mengistu, Chief Justice, Federal Supreme Court, Ethiopia

Moderator: Chetna Sinha, Founder and President, Mann Deshi Foundation


Securing Access to Family Planning & Healthcare

Mentor: Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary General, CARE International

Moderator: Seema Jalan, Executive Director, Universal Access Project And Policy, UN Foundation


Feminist Political Leadership for a More Sustainable Future

Moderator: Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President and Founder, Women Political Leaders

Day 2:
9:30 AM
Opening Keynote Conversation
10:00 AM
Putting Women’s Health at the Core of Sustainable Development
Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management, UN Women
Susan Harvey, Vice President of Global Medical Affairs, Hologic
Stéphanie Seydoux, Ambassador for Global Health, France
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist and Founder, Maggie Lake Media
10:40 AM
Q&A
Rangina Hamidi, Former Education Minister, Afghanistan
Moderator: Dr. Sanjeev Kagram, Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management
11:00 AM
Armchair Conversation
Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois
Moderator: Amelia Lester, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
11:20 AM
From Sustainability to Renewal: Regenerative Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Brianne West, Environmentalist & Social Entrepreneur
Sylvia Earle, President and Chairman, Mission Blue
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions
11:50 AM
Day 2 Closing Session
Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Former Administrator of UNDP
Moderator: Amelia Lester, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
11:45 AM
Plenary Program Concludes - 15 min break
12:00 PM
Day 2 Breakout Sessions

Addressing the Gendered Dimension of Climate Change

Moderator: Laura Garcia, President and CEO, Global Green Grants Fund


Harnessing Tech & Innovation for Gender Equality

Moderator: Emily Sharpe, Director of Policy, World Wide Web Foundation


Combating Gender-Based Violence

Mentor: Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Moderator: Cecilia Maundu, Secretary General, International Association of Women in Radio and Television, Kenyan chapter

More Speakers to be Announced

For more information, contact Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development or  Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development