Her Power 2020: Women’s Voices. Global Impact.

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Following up on the successful launch of our inaugural global women’s event in 2019, this year’s Her Power summit will focus on women as change agents across a range of sectors and industries.

Through a series of dynamic sessions, inspiring keynotes and powerhouse panels, we will spotlight strategies for unlocking the economic, political and leadership potential of women in government, business and civil society.

Building on original research by FP Analytics, the program will explore ways to promote gender equity and access to traditionally male-dominated industries or disciplines. The data will be brought to life by front-line perspectives of trailblazing female leaders who have been driving change in their fields.

DJ Nordquist
United States Executive Director, World Bank Group
Ms. DJ Nordquist is the World Bank Group Executive Director representing United States since September 21, 2019, after being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate.<...
Tea Trumbic
Program Manager, Women, Business and the Law, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group
Tea Trumbic is the Program Manager for the Women, Business and the Law project in the World Bank’s Development Economics vice-presidency. She has more than 12 years ...
Magatte Wade
Speaker & Entrepreneur
Magatte Wade is passionate about entrepreneurship and creating high-end retail brands based on diverse African traditions that change the perception of Africa.  She was born in...
Mary Brady
Executive Director, Economic Club of Washington D.C.
Johanna Derlega
Chief Revenue Officer, The 19th
Sahana Dharmapuri
Director, Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference, One Earth Future
Stephenie Foster
Partner, Smash Strategies
Francine McMahon
Founder CEO, Capitol Image Counsel
8:00 AM
Registration & Networking
9:00 AM
Welcome & Framing Remarks
Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
9:10 AM
Opening Keynote: Women at the Helm

Armchair conversation with high-ranking female government officials who will share their perspective on political leadership and on the impact of women in politics as well as their contribution to shaping innovative policies and collaborative approaches to address domestic and international challenges.

9:30 AM
Elevating Women Through Education

Education is a key factor in mobilizing the human capital of any country, and it is a powerful lever for fighting poverty by unleashing the economic capacity of women. What can governments, civil society institutions, and other organizations do to be more intentional about supporting gender-inclusive approaches to tap into the potential of women and girls as well as other marginalized communities? This session will highlight "upstream" approaches of investing in and enabling access to educational opportunities for women as a catalyst for gender parity and social change.

10:05 AM
Networking Break
10:20 AM
Women as Levers of Change

Insights from FP Analytics’ groundbreaking new study.


Allison Carlson, Managing Editor, Foreign Policy Analytics
10:30 AM
Women as Industry Change Agents

Female trailblazers from a range of industries as well as representatives from companies who have made a commitment to gender equity and diversity will share their insights about the organizational and social change they are spearheading along with key lessons they are learning as they are pushing for a new business paradigm.

11:10 AM
Expanding Economic Rights for Women Around the Globe

Historically, global economic indices have failed to account for gender discrimination in their country assessments, leading to an incomplete and unjust picture of relative opportunity for women. That is beginning to change. New efforts to measure gender inequality in economic rights are not only emerging in publications but local NGOs are beginning to leverage that research to achieve important reforms on the ground.

DJ Nordquist, United States Executive Director, World Bank Group
Tea Trumbic, Program Manager, Women, Business and the Law, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group
Magatte Wade, Speaker & Entrepreneur
12:00 PM
Interactive Mentor Lunch

20 concurrent table discussions led by high-achieving women from a diversity of fields and disciplines

Mary Brady, Executive Director, Economic Club of Washington D.C.
Johanna Derlega, Chief Revenue Officer, The 19th
Sahana Dharmapuri, Director, Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference, One Earth Future
Stephenie Foster, Partner, Smash Strategies
Francine McMahon, Founder CEO, Capital Image Counsel
11:50 AM
Break for Lunch
1:00 PM
Disrupted – Equity in Tech

More than any other force, technology has shaped and revolutionized our world over the past few decades. Tech companies are new technological superpowers that impact the way we live in fundamental ways – pushing us to new frontiers, opportunities and challenges across government, business and society. Crucially however, women continue to be severely underrepresented in the tech industry and therefore do not get to participate equally in the development of these powerful technologies. In this session, we will hear from trailblazers who are transforming the industry by forging opportunities for women technologists. We will also explore how a more inclusive tech sector can help ensure that technology innovation is co-created and harnessed in an equitable way.

1:40 PM
Closing Remarks
2:00 PM

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