Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Global Summit

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Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Global Summit

Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Global Summit

Dr. Dara Heron, YWCA CEO with Dr. Jennifer Bateman, Boys and Girls Clubs

Cat Oyler from Johnson and Johnson with Global Health Corps Marielle Schweickart

Leslie Short - The Shark Group

Geoffrey Beene Foundation CEO, Meryl Comer with Kim Campbell, AARP's Kamili Wilson, Bright Focus CEO, Stacey Haller, Wells Fargo's Maria Georges Impact 2030's, Sue Stephenson

UN Aids' Simon Bland

Lakshmi Puri Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women with Ideagen Founder and CEO, George A. Sifakis and Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations Chief of Staff, Gerton van den Akker

Amway's Jeff Terry with Thomas Schaetzel from Care

Ideagen Founder and CEO, George A. Sifakis announces Global Challenge Winner with judges, Tony Magnetti (Sunovion), Leslie Short (Shark Group) and Megan Bettilyon (Global Good and Research by Intellectual Ventures)

Dr. Sidhant Gupta, Microsoft - leads an ideation session at the Delegation of the EU

Dr. Kiko Suarez - Lumina Foundation

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August 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen Convenes Luminaries from the world’s leading companies, NGO’s and public sectors in New York at the Delegation of the European Union to the UN Headquarters and United Nations for the Annual UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Global Summit

Ideagen – Where the world's leading companies, NGO's and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate to address the world's most vexing issues.

Leading individuals, companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations gathered for the Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit at United Nations NY Headquarters on July 13, 2016. Leaders convened around the Sustainable Development Global Goals to generate new ideas regarding the impact of mega trends on the empowerment of women and girls across the globe. Specifically, the summit cross-sector collaboration and innovation can be used to solve some of the world’s most vexing issues.         

Ideagen’s leadership including George Sifakis, Founder and CEO of Ideagen; Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu; Board Chairman Sidhant Gupta from Microsoft; Impact Leader Council Co-Chairman Dr. Kiko Suarez from Lumina Foundation spoke about the importance of collaboration and cross-sector innovation in technology, healthcare, education and all key sectors that leads toward the empowerment of women and girls and the fulfillment of the sustainable development goals

The Ideagen UN Empowering Women and Girls Summit encapsulated cross-sector innovators from the world’s leading organizations, all with different starting points, capabilities, perspectives and goals.  The convening was an extremely unique and profound expanse of knowledge, expertise and experience compiled in a single room. The Summit was the largest Ideagen Summit ever assembled and focused on understanding the global mega-trends and developing scalable solutions. 17 Sustainable Development Goals are intricately connected, so are the cross-sector innovators represented among our audience.  Panel discussions were designed to explore the linkages among sectors to serve as a catalyst for novel solutions.  The world’s most vexing issues cannot be solved in silos. The importance of cross sector collaboration and summit convening cannot be emphasized enough now more than ever before. Those in attendance were able to examine solutions that could be implementable, scalable, effective and long-term to empower women and girls across the planet.

Ideagen Power Panels were moderated by global leaders including Mery Comer, President and CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundtion; Nadia Mitchem, Client Relations Program Manager, American Red Cross; Dr. Ken Moritsugo, Ideagen, Chairman Emeritus; Kiko Suarez from Lumina Foundation; and Aarti Tandon, Managing Partner, Decade Citizen. The moderators led both the panelists and audience in a profound discussion on various topics, including Achieving the SDG’s via Big Data, Branding, and Entrepreneurship; Global Equity 2030; The Next Generation; Global Disruption 2030; The world in 2030 - From Healthcare to Health.  

Special guests and distinguished speakers for the Ideagen UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit included Dr. Jennifer Bateman, National Vice President of Health Wealth and Gender, Boys and Girls Clubs; Megan Bettilyon, Global Good & Research by Intellectual Ventures (Representing Maurizio Vecchione, Chairman of the Ideagen Impact & Thought Leader Council); Simon Bland, Director, UNAIDS; Mukti Bosco, Secretary General, Healing Fields Foundation; Kim Campbell, Alzheimer’s Advocate, I’ll Be Me Alzheimer’s Fund; Xitlali Roman Campos, Delaware - Youth of the Year, Boys and Girls Clubs; Brittany Cesariniri, Fellow, Global Health Corp; Morgan Clark-Youngblood, Fellow, Global Health Corp; Meryl Comer, President and CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation; Isabel Garza, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD; Lisa Gable, Senior Vice President & Chief of Global Public Policy Development, PepsiCo; Nicole Gardner, Vice President, IBM Global Business; Maria Georges, Wells Fargo; Sidhant Gupta, Chairman of the Ideagen Board - Microsoft; Marcela Hahn, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, CARE USA; Stacy Haller, President and CEO, BrightFocus; Dr. Dara Heron, CEO, YWCA; Xavier Hughes, Senior Advisor to the President for Data, White House; Margaret Konstaski, Disaster Response Manager, World Relief; Tony Magnetti, VP of Government Affairs, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Marjorie Margolies, Founding President, Women’s Campaign International; Saralyn Mark, Endocrinologist, Geriatrician, and Women’s Health Specialist, NASA; Nadia Mitchem, Client Relations Program Manager, American Red Cross; Genesis Mojica, Explorer of the Year, 34th Police Precinct’s Explorer Program; Robert Moran, Futurist, Partner, Brunswick Group (Brunswick Insight); Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, Chairman Emeritus, Ideagen; Jennifer Negron, New Jersey - Youth of the Year, Boys and Girls Club; Catherine Oyler, VP Strategy and External Innovation, Johnson & Johnson; Sherice Perry, Executive Director, Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI); Dr. Krista Rigalo, Program Director, Let Girls Learn; Lilian Samaan, VP of Strategic Engagement, World Relief; Tom Schaetzel, Director of Nutrition on the Food and Nutrition Security Team, CARE USA; Marielle Schweickart, Fellow, Global Health Corp; Juliette Shipp, Pennsylvania - Youth of the Year, Boys and Girls Clubs; Leslie Short, Shark Branding; Kim Smith, Chief Digital Officer, Capgemini; Sue Stephenson, Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Impact 2030; Kiko Suarez, PhD, Vice President of Communications & Innovation, Lumina Foundation; June Sugiyama, Director of Vodafone Americas Foundation; Vodafone; Aarti Tandon, Managing Partner, Decade Citizen; Jeff Terry, Global Head Corporate Social Responsibility, AMWAY Corporation; Gerton Van den Akker, Chief of Staff,Delegation of the European Union to the UN; Niki Werkheiser, NASA In-Space Manufacturing (ISM Project Manager), NASA; Kamili Wilson,Vice President, Strategy & Communication, AARP; Kyle Zimmer, President, CEO, and Co-Founder, First Book and Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Global Summit was conducted in cooperation with the world's leading organizations and international institutions including the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations and the United Nations.

The Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit was sponsored by leading organizations including AARP, Amway, Global Good & Research by Intellectual Ventures, Lumina Foundation, Microsoft, Sunovion, Vodafone, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Wells Fargo.

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