« Women’s economic empowerment is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. »

António Guterres, UNSG

Women's Economic Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges
for Equity, Inclusive Growth, and Sustainability Conference

Sunday, November 24 - Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Margo Thomas

Founder and President
Women's Economic Imperative
Margo Thomas

« The goal of this conference is to craft solutions, define specific actions, and secure the commitment of our participants, partners and networks to act. The Conference will feature thought leaders representing civil society, the private sector, public sector, and academia to share knowledge and engage participants in active dialog and problem-solving to advance the women’s economic empowerment agenda for the benefit of all. »

Carolyn Currie

Chief Executive
Women's Enterprise Scotland
Carolyn Currie

« As a catalyst for economic growth and inclusion, WES works to create an environment where women can start up in business and thrive. The simple fact is that more women-owned businesses in Scotland means more money for the economy. Research shows that women-owned businesses already contribute a staggering £8.8bn into the economy every year and have created over 230,000 jobs in local communities across Scotland. »

Speakers

Hon. Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera

Hon. Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera

Costa Rica
Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba

Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba

Ambassador of Botswana to the Federal Republic of Germany
Ann Cairns

Ann Cairns

Executive Vice Chairman
MasterCard
Malcolm Buchanan

Malcolm Buchanan

Chairman - Scotland Board
Royal Bank of Scotland
Dr. Yonette Thomas

Dr. Yonette Thomas

Executive Director
International Society For Urban Health (ISUH)
Amadou Mahtar Ba

Amadou Mahtar Ba

Executive Chairman
AllAfrica Media, Inc
Prof. Barbara Orser

Prof. Barbara Orser

Telfer School of Management
University of Ottawa
Belinda Ngongo

Belinda Ngongo

Pan African Women in Health (PAWH)
Criona Courtney

Criona Courtney

Director of Commercial Banking
Royal Bank of Scotland
Prof. Nicola Patterson

Prof. Nicola Patterson

Newcastle University
Business School
Julie Baker

Julie Baker

Head of Enterprise & Community Finance
Royal Bank of Scotland
Clare English

Clare English

Radio Presenter
BBC
Women's Enterprise Scotland
Margo Thomas

Margo Thomas

Founder & CEO Women's Economic Imperative (WEI)
Prof. Ashish Joshi

Prof. Ashish Joshi

School of Public Health and Health Policy
City University of New York
Carolyn Currie

Carolyn Currie

Chief Executive Officer
Women's Enterprise Scotland
Irene Koki Mutungi

Irene Koki Mutungi

Kenya Airways
First Female African Dreamliner Pilot
Ashaba Faridah

Ashaba Faridah

Pilot
Bambino Life Foundation
Prof. Alex Ezeh

Prof. Alex Ezeh

Dornslife Professor of Global Health
Drexel University
Dinah Bennett

Dinah Bennett

International Consultants for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Joannes Yimbesalu

Joannes Yimbesalu

WEI Board of Directors
Prof. Mei Po Kwan

Prof. Mei Po Kwan

Department of Geography
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
May East

May East

Chief Executive
Gaia Education
Susan Harkins

Susan Harkins

Head of Business Gateway Edinburgh
Anne Meikle

Anne Meikle

Policy and Parliamentary Manager
Women's Enterprise Scotland
Lynne Cadenhead

Lynne Cadenhead

Chair
Women's Enterprise Scotland
Jackie Brierton

Jackie Brierton

Vice-Chair
Women's Enterprise Scotland
Gill Rattray

Gill Rattray

Scale Acceleration Manager
Royal Bank of Scotland
Jermain Jackman

Jermain Jackman

Youth Activist
Hackney Young Futures Commission
Martha Mghendi

Martha Mghendi

Founder
European Women Payments Network
Mireille Toulekima

Mireille Toulekima

Petroleum Engineer
Mireille Toulekima Global Leadership
Ghela Boskovich

Ghela Boskovich

Founder
FemTech Global
Janine Williams

Janine Williams

Queensland University of Technology
Business School
Catriona Stewart

Catriona Stewart

Scottish Women's Autism Network
Ann Keeling

Ann Keeling

Women in Global Health
Dr. Susan Frenk

Dr. Susan Frenk

Principal
St Aidan’s College
Joel Ugborogho

Joel Ugborogho

Founder
CenHealth
Dr. Joanna Berry

Dr. Joanna Berry

Durham University Business School
Lynne Mills

Lynne Mills

Customer Success Director for Intelligent Cloud
Microsoft
Maggie Berry

Maggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe
WEConnect International
Helene Rodger

Helene Rodger

Co-Founder
MoneyMatiX
Peng Yang

Peng Yang

Founder
So Orange Co., Ltd
Gillian Marcelle, PhD

Gillian Marcelle, PhD

Founder and Managing Member
Resilience Capital Ventures LLC
Gladys Smith

Gladys Smith

Director
SANAV Ltd
Elizabeth Kemp Caulder

Elizabeth Kemp Caulder

President & CEO
PHOENIX Lifestyle Marketing Group
Pheona Matovu

Pheona Matovu

Radiant and Brighter Community Interest Company
Jin Yi

Jin Yi

Suzhou Life Coaching Educational Center For Student
Dr Omolade Femi-Ajao

Dr Omolade Femi-Ajao

Division of Dentistry, School of Medical Sciences Manchester University
Rt. Hon. Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Rt. Hon. Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Cathy-Mae Karelse, PhD

Cathy-Mae Karelse, PhD

Director, Clear Mind International
Keith Skeoch

Keith Skeoch

Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen
Dr. Dina Nziku

Dr. Dina Nziku

School of Business & Enterprise - UWS
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

Founder and Managing Director W4 (Women’s WorldWide Web)
Deborah Suttle

Deborah Suttle

Vice President for UKI Commercial Issuing Mastercard
Cynthia Forson – LLB, LLM, MBA, PHD

Cynthia Forson – LLB, LLM, MBA, PHD

Deputy Provost at Lancaster University Ghana
Sue Black OBE

Sue Black OBE

Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University
Dr. Sainath Banerjee

Dr. Sainath Banerjee

Senior Capacity Development Expert-National Urban Health Mission, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Dr. Alice Ojwang

Dr. Alice Ojwang

Lecturer, Technical University of Kenya
Dr. Mable Kipenda

Dr. Mable Kipenda

Ndola Teaching Hospital; Nelson Mandela Washington Fellow
Yolanda Gibb

Yolanda Gibb

Global Lead on Trade, Women’s Economic Imperative
Mike Waymana

Mike Waymana

Founder, Project Elimu, KENYA
Professor Colette Henry, FRSA, FAcSS

Professor Colette Henry, FRSA, FAcSS

Head of Department of Business Studies Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)
Dr. Helen Larissa Centeno Monge, MSc.

Dr. Helen Larissa Centeno Monge, MSc.

Mayors´ Council and the Planning Office of the San Salvador Metropolitan Area
Luzmila Argueta: Medical Doctor, MPH

Luzmila Argueta: Medical Doctor, MPH

Medicus Mundi
Dr. Emmanuel Tsekleves

Dr. Emmanuel Tsekleves

Strategic Lead for Health & Wellbeing Research Lancaster University
Professor Kathleen Riach

Professor Kathleen Riach

Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow,UK and Monash Business School, Monash University Australia
Deborah McGargle

Deborah McGargle

Chief Legal Officer SeedLegals
Catherine Ndashe Phiri

Catherine Ndashe Phiri

Co-Founder/Director
Media 365
Kerry Freeman

Kerry Freeman

Head of Culture
Royal Bank of Scotland
Dr. Patricia Odero

Dr. Patricia Odero

Regional Director (Africa) for Duke Global Health Innovation Center (GHIC) and Innovations in Healthcare

Agenda

Conference: Sunday, November 24 - Tuesday, November 26
Workshops: Wednesday, November 27
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