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Gender-Smart Investing Summit @ Women Deliver 2019

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Women Deliver Conference

Rooms 223+224

Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver, BC

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Join hosts Suzanne Biegel and Darian Rodriguez Heyman of Gender-Smart Investing Summit and Acumen’s Yasmina Zaidman as we bring together hundreds of leaders committed to leveraging investment as a tool to promote gender equality and improve the lives of women and girls. We will share updates about the state of the gender lens investing field, exchange challenges, solutions, and resources, hear updates on industry commitments and share new ones, and participate in action-oriented dialogues to expand networks and knowledge. Speakers will include Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, Jacqueline Novogratz Founder and CEO of Acumen, and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, and more.

Register today to guarantee your entry to this intimate, carefully-curated programme. Please note you must already be a Women Deliver ticket holder to attend.

Why Should You Attend?

Women Deliver is about improving the lives of women and girls, and investment is a critical component of this shift. Leave inspired, motivated by the commitments to and momentum behind gender-smart investing, and find new collaborators who share your vision so you can continue the conversation throughout the week. This event is not a deep dive; it’s designed to be a dynamic and inspiring end to the first day of the conference. Our goal is to help you optimise your thinking and expand your connections to use finance for the benefit of women and girls through the power of collaboration and commitment. And cocktails.

What Does it Cost?

This event is sponsored and there is no fee to attend. However, we request that people let us know if they need to cancel, as space is limited.

Agenda (TBC)

5.30pm: Registrations
5:40pm: Welcome (Suzanne Biegel, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, and Co-Sponsors)
5:45pm: State of the Field (Suzanne Biegel, and TBA)
5.55pm: The Big Picture: Why this matters (Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, ED of UN Women)
6:05pm: Action through Accountability: Progress on Commitments To Date
6.25pm: Gender-smart Investing in Practice (Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen)
6.35pm: Innovative Finance for Development (Marc-Andre Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (invited) and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF))
6.45-8.35pm: Themed Breakout Conversations: Radical Sharing and Solutions-Focused Support in Moderated Groups
8:35-8:45pm: Wrap Up and Pop-Up Announcements
8.45-9.30pm: Cocktails and Networking

Special thanks to our supporters and underwriters for making this programme possible:

(Additional supporters and sponsors TBA)

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Women Deliver Conference

Rooms 223+224

Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver, BC

Canada

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