Global Health and Development Symposium 2017

Global Health and Development Symposium 2017

Empowerment for
Global Good

Global Health and Development Symposium

September 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Empowerment for
Global Good

Global Health and Development Symposium

Empowerment for Global Good

Global Health and Development Symposium

September 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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SPEAKERS

Madonna Badger

Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Badger & Winter
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Deborah Campbell

Author, A Disappearance
in Damascus
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Denise Chase

Chief Community Officer, The Mom Project
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Dana Michelle Cook

Cofounder, Freeheart Creative
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Ivo Daalder

President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Madeline Di Nonno

CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
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Julie Gichuru

Founder and CEO, Arimus Media
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Claudia González Romo

Special Adviser, UNICEF
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Liz Gray

President, The Equation, The Female Quotient
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Laura A. Jana

MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Author, Health Innovator
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Niamh King

Vice President, Programs and Strategic Content, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Matt Krentz

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
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Josh Levs

Journalist; Author
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Roqayah Mohammed

Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Sherida V. Morrison

Founder and CEO, Demoiselle 2 Femme
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Alaa Murabit

MD, High-Level Commissioner, SDG Global Advocate, United Nations
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Alyse Nelson

President and CEO, Vital Voices Partnership
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Michael J. Nyenhuis

President and CEO, Americares
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Lilianne Ploumen

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
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Navyn Salem

Founder and CEO, Edesia
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Gayle Smith

President and CEO, ONE Campaign
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Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Katie Wilkes

Cofounder, Freeheart Creative
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AGENDA

Gender equality and economic empowerment are at the forefront of the global agenda. Investing in women and girls spurs universal gains, yet today women still earn less, hold fewer leadership positions, and do twice as much unpaid work as men. How are global networks paving the off-ramp, cracking the concrete ceiling and battling gender stereotypes? What solutions are expanding opportunity, creating impactful change and galvanizing action?

Full agenda is below. Timing is tentative and subject to change.

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8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens - 5th Floor

Registrants arrive at The Standard Club.
 

8:30 a.m.

Welcome

Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
 

8:35 a.m.

Panel – Beyond the Concrete Ceiling

Women make up 49.7% of the world’s population, yet only 22% hold public offices. Recognized as drivers of sustainable development and noted for their community investment, their advancement towards prominent decision-making positions remains slow. Global leaders have set forth a gender roadmap, but what can be done to effectively implement responsive policies? How effective are regulatory measures like quotas and benchmarks in stimulating change?  

 

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Kingdom of the Netherlands 
Gayle Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, ONE Campaign 
Moderator: Julie Gichuru, Founder and CEO, Arimus Media 

 

9:15 a.m.

Impact Solution – Impacting Girls Through a Socio-Ecological Lens

Sherida V. Morrison, Founder and CEO, Demoiselle2Femme
 

9:20 a.m.

Conversation – Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures

From France’s nearly universal preschool program to China’s rural early-childhood development centers, countries across the globe recognize the importance of quality maternal and child care. What if there was an economic benefit as well? According to recent research, every dollar spent on early childhood education could result in an ROI of up to 13%. How can investing in early childhood care and development ensure a healthier and more prosperous life?


Laura A. Jana, MD, Director of Innovation, UNMC College of Public Health; Associate Research Professor, Penn State Prevention Research Center 
Michael Nyenhuis, CEO, Americares 
Moderator: Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow on Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

 

9:50 a.m.

Impact Solution – Malnutrition: From Innovation to Impact

Navyn Salem, Founder and CEO, Edesia Nutrition
 

9:55 a.m.

Panel – The Off-Ramp: Women, Parenthood and Redefining Work

‘Leaning in’ and ‘work-life balance’ have generated quite a buzz, yet the path for women to reach C-suite positions is still marred by obstacles. From unequal pay and unpaid work at home, to limited family leave and soaring childcare costs, 43% of women leave their careers—or take the off-ramp—during peak earning years. How can companies and governments help women to meet both professional and personal goals? What formal policies can help equalize pay and ensure women remain in the workforce?
 
Liz Gray, President, The Equation, The Female Quotient
Matt Krentz, Senior Partner & Managing Director, People Team Chair, Chicago, Boston Consulting Group 
Josh Levs, Journalist and Author, All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses--And How We Can Fix It Together
Alaa Murabit, MD, High-Level Commissioner, SDG Global Advocate, United Nations 
Moderator: Niamh King, Vice President, Programs and Strategic Content, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
 

10:35 a.m.

Impact Solution – The Mom Project: The Next Generation of Female Talent

Denise Chase, Chief Community Officer, The Mom Project
 

10:45 a.m.

Break
 

11:00 a.m.

Panel – From Sidekick to Headliner: Shattering Stereotypes in the Media

Wonder Woman broke box office records in 2017 and a recent report demonstrated the economic power of female social media influencers. Yet women still get half the screen and voice time men do and direct less than 7% of the 250 top-grossing films. Despite the out-of-date gender stereotypes present across all media platforms—film and TV, advertising, and print—entrepreneurs, artists, and social advocates are changing the game. What are the social, and economic, benefits to stopping the objectification of women by the media? How can significant changes be adopted?

Madonna Badger, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Badger & Winters
Madeline Di Nonno, Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Claudia González Romo, Special Adviser, UNICEF
Moderator: Julie Gichuru, Founder and CEO, Arimus Media

 

11:40 a.m.

Impact Solution – Seeing Brave

Dana Michelle Cook and Katie Wilkes, Co-Founders, Freeheart Creative
 

11:45 a.m.

Conversation – Stories of Resilience: Women in Fragile States

Escalating conflicts throughout the Middle East and North Africa over the past decade have resulted in a breakdown of family structures and livelihoods. From Baghdad, to Damascus and beyond, these resilient and fearless women share their unique journeys, and how they are persevering and inspiring many along the way.

Deborah Campbell, Journalist and Author, A Disappearance in Damascus 
Roqayah Mohammed, Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moderator: Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices

 

12:25 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Tria Raimundo, Director, Global Development Programs, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
 

12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch & Reception
 

1:30 p.m.

Adjournment
 

INFORMATION

  • Registration

  • Location

  • Live Stream

Members: $75
Nonmembers: $95
Student Members: $35

8:00 a.m. Registration 
8:30 a.m. Symposium Begins (Light Breakfast Included) 
12:30 p.m. Reception and Networking Lunch 
1:30 p.m. Adjournment 

Space is limited. Registration closes Friday, September 15.


Interested in learning more or becoming a sponsor for this event or purchasing a table for your organization? Please contact Tria Raimundo, director of global development programs.  

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320 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604

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SPONSORS

Lead Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Patron Sponsors

The Frankel Family Foundation
Holthues Trust
Ashley F.T. McCall & Avery McCall

PARTNERS

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Sherrie Rollins Westin, Executive Vice President, Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop
Madeleine DiNonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Alaa Murabit, High-Level Commissioner SDG Global Advocate, United Nations
Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, Timbuktu Labs, Inc.

Beyond the Concrete Ceiling

G7 Roadmap for a gender-responsive economic environment
G7 Taormina, 2017
 

“Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were”
Susan Chira, The New York Times, July 21, 2017
 

“Leave No One Behind: Taking Action for Transformational Change on Women’s Economic Empowerment”
UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment, 2016

The Off-Ramp: Women, Parenthood and Redefining Work

How Society Pays When Women’s Work Is Unpaid
Claire Cain MillerThe New York Times, February 22, 2016

Dispelling the Myths of the Gender “Ambition Gap"
Matt Krentz et al., Boston Consulting Group, April 5, 2017

The Truth About the Gender Wage Gap
Sarah Kliff, Vox, September 8, 2017

From Sidekick to Headliner: Shattering Stereotypes in the Media

Stories of Resilience: Women in Fragile States

The First 1,000 Days by Roger Thurow

#MomUp America – the Mom Project

Seeing Brave (Trailer) – Freeheart Creative

She's Got Drive Campaign – Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

#DreamBigPrincess – GirlUp
United Nations Foundation

2017 Global Leadership Awards: HERlead – Vital Voices
WomenNotObjects – Badger and Winters
How to Change the World – Navyn Salem

Poverty is Sexist – ONE

 

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