In this fireside conversation, hear from Afghan leaders about the state of Afghan women and girls and what they need from the world as they look toward an uncertain future. Rina Amiri, Senior Fellow, NYU Center for International Cooperation &
Manizha Wafeq, Co-founder & President, Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Moderated by Amanda Taub, writer, The Interpreter, The New York Times.
Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairwoman, DVF, in conversation with Amanda Nguyen, Founder and CEO, Rise, moderated by Alisha Haridasani Gupta, Gender Reporter, The New York Times. She built a fashion empire designing for the lives of women, and aims to leave a legacy that is about empowering them. From a half-century of experience, leading designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg shares her view of how leadership has evolved, and her advice for women seeking to lead with purpose.
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone and vice-chair of the C40 Cities Steering Committee, with Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York, moderated by Francesca Donner, Gender Director, The New York Times. Urban areas have been ravaged by the pandemic and face many of the worst climate impacts - yet they are also a source of resilience and innovation to tackle these urgent challenges.
How are the world's cities building climate action into their present and future, and what is the role of women mayors and leaders in shaping inclusive, sustainable cities and economies?
Prof. Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in conversation with Francesca Donner, Gender Director, The New York Times.Challenger: Richa Gupta, Co-Founder, Labhya Foundation & Women's Forum Rising Talent 2020In the journey to a sustainable post-pandemic recovery, what does it mean to lead with purpose? What does leading with purpose by, with and for the world's poorest look like, and what needs to happen to shape inclusive economies around the world?
Julia Gillard, 27th Prime Minister of Australia in conversation with Francesca Donner, Gender Director, The New York TimesEnabling power and purpose: expanding women's political leadership In the recovery, we need women at the policy table to contribute their diverse perspectives to shaping an inclusive world. Globally, however, there is a massive 75% gender gap in political empowerment. How do we neutralise and overcome deeply entrenched biases to unlock women's expertise and political leadership for an inclusive future?
On the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, which seeks to advance women’s rights, we examine the progress for gender equality to date and ask: is advancement being made at an equal rate for all?
In 2019, close to 80 million people around the world, including 26 million refugees, were forcibly displaced due to conflict or persecution. In a Covid era, female refugees face a double burden. Not only do economic recovery plans fail to adequately account for the pandemic’s impacts on women and girls, they often leave out refugees. Yet the participation, agency and leadership of women refugees can be a force for recovery and resilience.
What can governments, business and other sectors do to systematically boost the inclusion and empowerment of refugees, particularly girls and women?
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, in conversation with Francesca Donner, Gender Director, The New York Times.This session examines women's leadership in the post-pandemic recovery, and the role women play in achieving an inclusive, sustainable global economy.
The session will look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls and what can be done to address it. Building on a recently published paper, Melinda Gates will lay out how world leaders can place gender equality at the forefront of rebuilding, and discuss practical steps decision-makers can take now— from designing more inclusive economic policies and health systems to gathering better data —to help countries build back more prepared and more equal.
Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group, and Author, Hell and Other Destinations, moderated by Alisha Haridasani Gupta, Gender Reporter, The New York Times. Governments the world over have struggled with their responses to the coronavirus pandemic. How will leaders work to restore people’s faith in Western democratic institutions?
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, in conversation with Devi Sridhar, Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and member of The Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group. Moderated by Jessica Bennett, Gender Editor at Large, The New York Times.The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in access to health care. How do we close them?
During this session, learn about what effective leadership looks like during a pandemic, and how global health governance plays a crucial role in the prevention of future outbreaks. The speakers will address how systemic inequality is a public health problem, and explain the importance of staying hopeful in times of crisis.
Timnit Gebru, Senior Research Scientist, Google in conversation with Shira Ovide, Writer, On Tech newsletter, The New York Times
Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada in conversation with Catherine Porter, Canada Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Rachel Kyte, Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in conversation with Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Brussels correspondent, The New York TimesHow will we emerge from the crisis with a greener economy under women's leadership?
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women in conversation with Francesca Donner, Gender Director, The New York Times.What is the future of gender equality after the crisis? What steps can we take today to ensure gender equality does not fall to the bottom of the agenda?