2011 Global Conference for Social Change and Women & Girls Education Summit

The Foundation for Social Change and United Nations Office for Partnerships present 2011 Global Conference for Social Change and Women & Girls Education Summit
October 5 -6 , 2011 | New York City
UN Plaza Hotel | First Avenue & 44th Street, Diplomat Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by: Intel | Abbott Labs |  Santa Fe Group

Moderated by:  Jane Bornemeier, The New York Times | Heidi N. Moore, Marketplace, American Public Media | Mia Haugen, TheStreet.com | Amy Resnick, Thomson Reuters, Diane Brady, Bloomberg BusinessWeek | Femi Oke, New York Public Radio | Genevieve Bahrenburg, Above, and many others.

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PROGRAM AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
“Women & Girls Education Summit: Driving Economic Progress”
7:30 to 9:00am – Registration / Breakfast
9:00am to 4:00pm –
Presentations by NGOs involved in educating women & girls
Networking, public/private partnership opportunities, and one-on-one discussions.g
7:00 to 9:00pm –
Private Reception
(By invitation only and VIP Guest Registrations)

Guest Speakers: 
Cherie Blair,
Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary General, UN Women
Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum
John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder, Paul Mitchell Systems, Patron Spirits, JPSelects.com

Presentations by:

  • Patricia Velasquez, Wayuu Taya (Venezuela)
  • Alicia Marin, ALAS Foundation (Latin America)
  • Paula de Santis of Consulado da Mulher (Latin America)
  • Gina Reiss-Wilchins of GirlUp, UN Foundation
  • Patricia Sierra, Fundacion Pies Descalzos (Colombia)
  • Trina DasGupta, mWomen (Africa/Asia)
  • Liesel Pritzker, IDP Foundation (Ghana)
  • Dr. Cesar Rey and Bibiana Ferraiuoli, Ricky Martin Foundation (Global)
  • Kathy Pickus, Abbott Fund
  • Karen Spencer, Intel
  • Nicolette vanExel, SAP
  • Francine LeFrak, SameSky

Woman of Change Award: H.E. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, First Lady of Gabon

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
“Global Conference for Social Change: Turn Social Responsibility Into Business Opportunity
7:30 to 9:00am – Registration / Breakfast
9:00am to 4:00pmPresentations by 2011 Leaders of Change
Networking, public/private partnership opportunities, and one-on-one discussions.
7:00 to 9:00pm – Private Reception
(By invitation only and VIP Guest Registrations)

Leaders of Change are organizations that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the pursuit of sustainability whereby environmental and social performance are embedded in the competitive strategy of the firm or organization.

2011 Leaders of Change Presenters are:

  • Derek O’Neill, CEO, Billabong
  • Zoe Tcholak-Antitch, Director, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Amy Domini, Founder, Domini Social Investment Fund
  • Hugh Welsh, President, North America, DSM
  • Mike Dupee, VP, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Mike Barry, CEO, Marks & Spencer
  • Steve Davies, Director, NatureWorks
  • Harry Verhaar, Senior Director, Philips
  • John Replogle, CEO, Seventh Generation
  • TBD, Unilever

Special Honoree: Ricky Martin, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and President, Ricky Martin Foundation (video acceptance only – will not appear in person)

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Attendees
Attending will be an audience of top Fortune 500 Corporate Executives, Venture Capitalists, Government Leaders, Heads of CSR, Foundation Presidents, and Social Entrepreneurs including firms such as Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Philanthropic Capital Group, Castellar Partners, Columbia University, NYU Stern School of Business, Dow Chemical, Nike, Reebok, Ringling College of Art and Design, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Carbon War Room, Global Partnerships Forum, United Nations, Nike Foundation, Intel, Adobe, World Bank, Microsoft, Cisco, Facebook and many, many more.

Strategic Partners
United Nations Office for Partnerships | NYU Stern School of Business  |Cherie Blair Foundation for Women  |  mWomen  | World Computer Exchange | WorldPulse | Purpose Campaign | GirlUp – UN Foundation | Carlisle Collection

For more information, contact Louise M. Guido directly at 212.203.2122 or lguido@foundationchange.org.

To view the video from the 2010 Leaders of Change, Click Here

 

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