Lunch Program | What Would You Do to Make the World Better for Women and Girls? A Conversation and Call to Action
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Willow Bay, Director and Professor, USC Annenberg School of Journalism
Folorunso Alakija, Group Managing Director, The Rose of Sharon Group; Executive Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil Ltd.
Patricia Arquette, Actress and Equal Pay Advocate
Princess Reema bint Bandar al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Founder and CEO, Alf Khair
Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Department of State
Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Barbara Bush, CEO and Co-Founder, Global Health Corps
Holly Gordon, Co-Founder and CEO, Girl Rising
H.E. Paul Kagame , President, Republic of Rwanda
Susan McCaw, President, COM Investments; Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria; Founding Board Member, Malala Fund
Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
Precious Moloi-Motsepe , Founder and Executive Chairperson, African Fashion International; Co-Founder and Vice Chairperson, Motsepe Foundation
Helena Morrissey, CEO, Newton; Founder, 30% Club
Freida Pinto, Actress; Producer, "Girl Rising India"
Suna Said, Founder and CEO, Nima Capital LLC
Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder, Malala Fund
Diana Taylor, Vice Chairman, Solera
Howard Taylor, Vice President & Managing Director, Nike Foundation
Better opportunities for women will lead to greater economic development and improved global security. Efforts to realize this still untapped potential are advancing in projects that range from educating girls and breaking the cycle of poverty to preventing gender-based violence and eliminating health-care disparities. Whether originating from NGOs and government institutions or startups, cross-border investment and philanthropy, sustainable opportunity, access to capital and skills development are crucial. They not only help liberate women but can transform social structures and stabilize societies. Tech-savvy entrepreneurs are lending their know-how in the developing world and corporations are stepping up to serve as partners in these efforts. The time for pay equity is now and the business community is making the economic argument for more diversity in C-suites and on boards. Our special guests will explore the numerous ways we can create a better world for women and girls and, in the process, build a better world for all.