Featured Speakers

Master of Ceremonies

  Rini Simon Khanna 

   Media Person, Anchor/Moderator

 

 

 

 

Featured Speakers

 

  His Excellency Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera

  President of Costa Rica

 

 

 

 

  Luis Alberto Moreno

  President

  Inter-American Development Bank

 

 

 

  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

  Executive Director,  UN Women;

  Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

 

 

 

  Lise Kingo

  Executive Director

  United Nations Global Compact

 

 

 

  Priya Agrawal

  Executive Director 

  Merck for Mothers

 

 

 

  Rohini Anand

  Senior Vice President

  Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer

  Sodexo

 

 

  Eric Austermann

  Vice President of Sustainability

  Jabil

 

 

 

  Benno Bättig

  Secretary General of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

  Government of Switzerland

 

 

 

  Archana Bhatnagar

  Managing Director

  Haylide Chemicals PVT LTD 

 

 

 

  Céline Bonnaire

  Executive Director

  Kering Foundation

 

 

 

  Elizabeth Broderick

  Special Adviser, UN Women

  Former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner

  Co-Chair, WEPs Leadership Group

 

 

  Kathrina Bryen

  Vice President Organisational Capability, Human Resources

  Aurizon

 

 

 

  Debra Cammer Hines

  Principal

  Ernst&Young 

 

 

 

  Rafael Carbonell Blanco

  Vice President, Human Resources

  Emgesa – Codensa 

 

 

 

  Louise Dann

  Strategic Partnerships Specialist

  United Nations Population Fund

 

 

 

  Kweilin Ellingrud

  Partner

  McKinsey & Company

 

 

 

  Amanda Ellis

  Special Advisor to the President

  East-West Center

 

 

 

  Fiza Farhan

  Chief Executive Officer

  Buksh Foundation & Buksh Energy PVT LTD

 

 

 

  Julia Felchlin Arick

  Vice President

  Caribbean Island Apparel

 

 

 

  Nur Ger

  Founder and President

  SUTEKS Group

 

 

 

  Arancha González

  Executive Director

  International Trade Centre

 

 

 

  Angela Guy

  Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

  L’Oréal USA

 

 

 

  Meg Jones

  Chief, Economic Empowerment

  UN Women

 

 

 

  Ravi Karkara

  Senior Advisor on Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy to the

  Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director

  UN Women

 

 

  Erika Karp

  Founder and CEO

  Cornerstone Capital Inc.

 

 

 

  Michael Kaufman

  Co-Founder, White Ribbon Campaign; and

  Senior Fellow, Instituto Promundo

 

 

 

  Joseph Keefe

  President & Chief Executive Officer

  Pax World Management

  Co-Chair, WEPs Leadership Group

 

 

  Elisabeth Kelan

  Professor,Cranfield School of Management 

  Director, Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders

 

 

 

  Joan Kerr

  Director, Supplier Chain Responsibility

  Pacific Gas and Electric Company

 

 

 

  Josh Levs

  Author of "All In"

  Former Reporter for CNN and NPR; 

  

 
 
 

  Najmah Mallick

  Chief Executive Officer

  Meezaan Building Services

 

 

 

  Ulrich Madeja

  Executive Director, Global Healthcare Programs

  Bayer Pharmaceuticals 

 

 

 

  Tammy Medard

  Chief Executive Officer

  ANZ Bank Laos Ltd.

 

 

 

  Aditi Mohapatra

  Director, Advisory Services

  BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

 

 

 

  Carmen Niethammer

  Employment Lead, Gender Secretariat

  International Finance Corporation

 

 

 

  Arrey Obenson

  Secretary General

  JCI (Junior Chamber International), Inc.

 

 

 

  Shauna Olney

  Chief - Gender, Equality and Diversity

  International Labour Organization

 

 

 

  Holly Ransom

  Chief Executive Officer

  Emergent

 

 

 

  Elizabeth Shaw

‎  Manager Advisory Services

  KPMG

 

 

 

  Avra Siegel

  Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships

  Care.com

 

 

 

  Gena Smith

  SVP, Human Resources 

  Global Executive & Creative Recruitment

  LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.

 
 
 

  Idil Türkmenoglu

  Human Resources and Sustainability Vice President

  Boyner Group

 

 

 

  Elizabeth Vazquez

  President, CEO, and Co-Founder

  WEConnect International 

 
 
 

 

  David Wofford

  Vice President, Public-Private Partnerships

  Meridian group

 

 

 

  Nate Wong

  Manager, Social Impact

  Monitor Deloitte

 

 

 

  Adam Quinton

  Founder and CEO

  Lucas Point Ventures

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more speakers. Visit the Annual Event pages regularly for updates. 


 

Speakers at past Annual Events include: 

 
  • H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

  • Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women

  • H.E. Michelle Bachelet, former Executive Director of UN Women and current President of Chile 

  • Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State

  • Mr. Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric

  • Ms. Sung-joo Kim, Founder, Chief Executive Office and Chairwoman, Sungjoo Group and Chairwoman, MCM Holdings

  • Mr. Mahesh Dayalal Amalean, Chairman, MAS Holdings

  • Ms. Geena Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actor, Founder and Chair Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

  • Ms. Guler Sabancı, Chairman and Managing Director, Sabanci Holding A.S

  • Mr. Steve Almond, Chairman, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • Ms. Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, New America Foundation

  • Senior Executives from companies such as: Alcatel- Lucent; Banco do Brasil; BLC Bank; Daimler AG; IBM; Itaipu Binacional; Kenya Electricity Generating Company; Levi Strauss & Co.; Microsoft Corporation; Novo Nordisk A/S; Shiseido Company; Symantec Corporation; Swiss Reinsurance Company; Unilever; Westpac; and Wipro.