« 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
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
Criona Courtney

Criona Courtney

Director of Commercial Banking
Royal Bank of Scotland
Julie Baker

Julie Baker

Head of Enterprise & Community Finance
Royal Bank of Scotland
Kerry Freeman

Kerry Freeman

Head of Culture
Royal Bank of Scotland
Prof. Barbara Orser

Prof. Barbara Orser

Telfer School of Management
University of Ottawa
Prof. Nicola Patterson

Prof. Nicola Patterson

Newcastle University
Business School
Douglas Richardson

Douglas Richardson

Executive Director of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
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
Belinda Ngongo

Belinda Ngongo

Pan African Women in Health (PAWH)
Carolyn Currie

Carolyn Currie

Chief Executive Officer
Women's Enterprise Scotland
Ashaba Faridah

Ashaba Faridah

Pilot
&
Bambino Life Foundation
Viola A. Llewellyn

Viola A. Llewellyn

OVAMBA Solutions Inc.
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 Director
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

Sale 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

St Aidan’s College
Irene Ochem

Irene Ochem

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum
Joel Ugborogho

Joel Ugborogho

Founder
CenHealth

Agenda

Conference: Sunday, November 24 - Tuesday, November 26
Workshops: Wednesday, November 27
24th
25th
26th
27th

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