Power. Progress. Change.
3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
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Monday 3 June

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Decoding Fintech and Capturing the Opportunities For Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality

Hosted by: Toronto Centre-Global Leadership for Financial Supervision While fintech and mobile phones have the potential to deliver powerful solutions, success is dependent on the private sector, governments and financial regulators and supervisors working…

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Side Event

Tuesday 4 June

6:45 am - 8:00 am PST

#ThePowerOf Storytelling: How Can Technology Ignite Stories of Advocacy?

Hosted by: HP Inc. “You’re never going to kill storytelling because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.” - Margaret Atwood As one of the oldest forms of education, storytelling holds tremendous power in passing down and affirming…

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Side Event
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Looking at Innovation and Technology Through a Gender Lens

Organized by: Grand Challenges, MIT Solve, Skoll Foundation We all understand the world through by lens through which we experience it. That’s why it’s so important that engineers, designers, and technologists—who are increasingly powerful and…

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Debbie Rogers Kristin Kagetsu Hala Hanna
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Concurrent
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Power Talks: Partnership

Moderated by: Daniela Ligiero, CEO & Executive Director, Together for Girls 2:50 | Ambassador Mara Marinaki, EU/EEAS Pr. Advisor on Gender/WPS > The European Union is a leading pioneer worldwide to promote gender equality and women's empowerment through…

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Power Stage
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

Capacity Building and Market-Driven Skills for Power and Progress in Crisis Settings

Organized by: International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, World Food Programme Women are economic actors who build households and contribute to community resilience- including in humanitarian and conflict settings. This session will explore successful…

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Alexandra Garcia Isatou Joof Wafa Ulliyan Angie Rozas Karen Scriven
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Concurrent
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Power Talks: Progress

Moderated by: Alana Glass, Attorney and Sports Entrepreneur 4:35 | Deborah Birx, MD, Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator > Adolescent girls and young women in Eastern and Southern Africa are up to 14 times more likely to be…

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Power Stage
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

The Power of Tech: How do we best harness technology for gender equality?

A growing body of evidence shows that technology has the potential to help close the global gender gap faster – but only if it is designed by and for women, and gets in the hands of women. Whether or not tech lives up to its promise to be a driver…

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Nick Oketch Melinda Gates Shivani Siroya Judith Spitz, Ph.D. Roya Mahboob
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Plenary
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Harnessing the Power of Mobile: Improving Girls’ Nutrition by Increasing Knowledge and Access

Hosted by: Nutrition International & Girl Effect Join Jessica Posner Odede and Joel Spicer, CEOs of Girl Effect and Nutrition International, and 21 year old tech-enabled girl ambassador Shamsiyya Abubakar Ahmad, for an afternoon reception on the importance…

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Side Event

Wednesday 5 June

6:00 am - 8:00 am PST

Transforming Health Care through Self Care: Agency and Power in SRHR

Hosted by: Population Services International, Children's Investment Fund Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation When made accessible and affordable, self care interventions in sexual and reproductive health have transformative potential…

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Side Event
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Power Talks: Change

Moderated by: Nancy Rosenfeld, Strategic Planning Consultant 4:35 | Caren Grown, Senior Director Gender, World Bank > As a global epidemic, gender-based violence is often seen as intractable. Caren Grown discusses how the World Bank came to recognize…

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Power Stage

Thursday 6 June

6:15 am - 8:00 am PST

What Difference Could a Global Movement of ‘Sisterpreneurs’ Make?

Hosted by: Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Can women’s entrepreneurship create a social revolution? Could a global movement remove the barriers women entrepreneurs face? Are networks the key to unlocking the transformative potential of entrepreneurship?…

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Side Event
10:15 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power Talks: Health

Moderated by: Yasmine Rouai, Associate Director, Global Health Policy, EMD Serono, Inc. 10:20 | Sona Shah, CEO and Co-founder, Neopenda > Sona Shah shares insights about being a female founder of an early-stage tech startup and highlights some of challenges…

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Power Stage
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: G7/G20 Advocates and Stakeholders

Organized by: W7, W20, G7 Global Task Force Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical local of work, technical focus of work, and other identifying characteristics. Self-select…

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: Advocates Working on Disability Rights

Organized by: CNIB, DisAbled Women's Network of Canada (DAWN), International Disability Alliance (IDA), Women Enabled International (WEI) Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical…

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: UHC Advocates and Stakeholders

Organized by: WHO Gender, Equity and Human Rights, and Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical local of work, technical…

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: Climate Advocates

Organized by: BSR, WEDO Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical local of work, technical focus of work, and other identifying characteristics. Self-select a community and…

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: Advocates from Canada and the USA

Organized by: Center for Reproductive Rights, RESULTS Canada Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical local of work, technical focus of work, and other identifying characteristics.…

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: LGBTIQ+ Advocates

Organized by: OutRight Action International Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical local of work, technical focus of work, and other identifying characteristics. Self-select…

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: Health Providers Working on Maternal Health

Organized by: The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), FIGO Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical local of work, technical focus of work, and other identifying…

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Special Event
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST

Power of Community: Advocates Organizing Around Beijing + 25

Organized by: UN Women, Womankind Worldwide Power of Community sessions are semi-structured dialogues for various communities of practice, defined by geographical local of work, technical focus of work, and other identifying characteristics. Self-select…

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Special Event

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