2018 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum



10.00 - 13.00


Mistress of Ceremonies

Laura Trevelyan, BBC Anchor/Correspondent

15.00 - 15.15

Welcome and Opening remarks

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

H.E Mrs. Geraldine Byrne Nason, CSW62 Chair, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations

Ambassador Mara Marinaki, Principal Advisor on Gender and on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, European Union

15:15 – 15:30

Fireside Chat


Laura Trevelyan, BBC Anchor/Correspondent


Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Ms. Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, ‎United Nations Global Compact


15.30 - 16.10

PANEL 1: Innovation and Infrastructure for and by Rural Women


Joanne Farrell, Managing Director, Rio Tinto


Michele Saban, President, R20 Regions of Climate Action

Eduardo Martinez, President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, UPS

Scott N. Mitchell, President & CEO, Sumitomo Chemical America

Katherine Lucey, Founder and CEO, Solar Sister

Luz Maria Jaramillo, President, Pavimentos Colombia

16:10 – 16:15

Keynote Remarks

Padma Lakshmi (invited)

16:15. – 16:55

PANEL 2: Transforming investing for Gender Equality


Linda Eling Lee, Head Research, MSCI


Stephanie Oueda Cruz, Lead Investment Office – Gender and Diversity, Inter-American Development Bank Invest

Diana van Maasdjik, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Equileap

Ahu Serter, Founder and President, Arya Women Investment Platform

Tracy B. Warson, Head of Citi Private Bank, North America, Citigroup


16:55 – 17:00

Keynote Remarks


Patricia Greene, Director, Women’s Bureau, US Department of Labour

17:00 – 17:40

PANEL 3: The Future of work


Amber Nystrom, Director of Social Fusion, Business Incubator of the Women’s Technology Cluster


Bryan Smith, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Rights Officer, NASDAQ

Andrea Avila, CEO, Randstad Argentina and Uruguay

Henriette Kolb, Head of Gender Secretariat, IFC

Ann Dolores Roman, CM & PEH Lead, Pfizer Ecuador


17:40 – 18:00

Closing remarks

Anna Falth, Manager, WEPs, UN Women