POWER of COLLABORATION Global Summit : "Women and the Future of Global Leadership" and VIP Reception
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
IMPACT Leadership 21, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, IBM and other global organizations, is convening the launch of POWER of COLLABORATION Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City on February 26, 2014. The theme for this year’s high-level, groundbreaking launch is “Women and the Future of Global Leadership”.
Global leaders and multi-stakeholders from both public and private sectors will gather to discuss and leverage new, innovative approaches of collaboration as key to accelerating women's leadership at the highest levels of influence. One of these innovative approaches is the engagement of men in the entire process. “Conversations with Men™: The Language of Leadership, Equality and Partnership” is IMPACT’s signature series and one of the highlights of this global summit.
This year’s POWER of COLLABORATION launch will also highlight IMPACT Leadership 21’s support and commitment to taking action on the “Post-2015 UN Development Agenda". In particular, toward the following component of the outcome document adopted by United Nations Member States in September 2013:
Global Partnership for Development
“We underline the central role of a strengthened global partnership for development. We recognize the importance of national ownership, and emphasize that if the MDGs are to be achieved by 2015, national efforts need to be assisted by international support and an enabling international environment. The mobilization and effective use of all resources, public and private, domestic and international, will be vital.”
(Please note that we are constantly adding speakers and updating this page)
Emcee: MacDella Cooper, Founder, The MacDella Cooper Foundation; Known as "Liberia's Angel"
1:30-2:00 Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Edita Hrda
Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations
Guest of Honor
H.E. Jan Eliasson, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (Invited)
Ambassador Libran Cabactulan, Permanent Representative of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations; Chair, 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (Invited)
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former UN Under- Secretary-General and High-Representative to the United Nations; Member, IMPACT Leadership 21 Global Advisory Council
Janet C. Salazar, CEO and Founder, IMPACT Leadership 21
Constance J. Peak, CFO and Chair of the Global Advisory Council, IMPACT Leadership 21
2:00-2:20 Keynote Address (Speaker TBA)
2:20-2:30 Special Opening Panel Remarks
Ambassador Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Chief of the Executive Board and External Relations Branch, UNFPA; Former Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations
2:30-3:30 Panel Discussion on “Women and the Future of Global Leadership”
Moderator: Corinne Woods, Executive Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign
Barri Friedman Rafferty, CEO and Senior Partner, Ketchum North America
Denise Evans, Vice President, Market Development, IBM Corporation
Liz Lyman, Managing Director, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Michaela Walsh, Founder, Women’s World Banking; Author, Founding a Movement
Michelle Patterson, President and CEO, Women Network/California Women’s Conference
3:30-3:45 Coffee Break and Networking
3:45-5:00 Conversations with Men™ Panel Discussion
“Engaging Men: An Innovative Approach, A Call To Action”
Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy (Invited)
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former UN Under-Secretary-General
Dr. Keith Merron, Senior Executive Consultant, Barbara Annis and Associates
Carl Murrell, United Nations Representative, Bahai Internationa, United States
John Gerzema, Best-selling Author, "The Athena Doctrine"; Speaker
(Other Speakers TBA)
5:00-5:20 Interactive Session: POWER of COLLABORATION Commitments to Action 2014
Facilitated by Leslie Grossman, Author, LINK OUT and Co-founder, Women's Leadership Exchange, Vice-Chair, IMPACT Leadership 21 Global Advisory Council
5:20-5:30 Closing Ceremonies
Janet C. Salazar, CEO and Founder, IMPACT Leadership 21
(Other Speaker TBA)
6:00-8:00 “Collaborate to Accelerate!” VIP Reception and High Level Networking
Venue: UN Delegates Dining Room, South Terrace, 4th Floor
Guest Speaker : Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
Hosts: Alycia Gilde, Director for Strategic Partnerships, IMPACT Leadership 21
Mark Szollar, Executive Director National Association for Asian MBAs (NAAMBA)
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IMPACT Leadership 21
IMPACT Leadership 21 is committed to becoming one of the most influential platform in transforming women's global leadership in the 21st century by developing, nurturing and producing innovative, multicultural, passionate, attuned, collaborative and tenacious women leaders -- equipped to pursue global endeavors that embody the best of our human values.
Why IMPACT Leadership 21?
Today’s global leadership is facing a perfect storm.
Many high level positions from developed and emerging economies are occupied by a generation that is starting to see massive retirements, creating a critical leadership gap, and posing a serious threat to businesses, organizations and society.
Simultaneously, today’s global challenges and a fast-changing, hyper-connected environment require a new, transformational set of global leadership skills. Additionally, there is a critical need for a leadership model requiring acumen for human relationships and influence – the ability to understand and deal sensitively with the human elements of an organization. Women’s natural leadership talents, when trained and taken to the next level fit this new model.
Today’s critical leadership gap in a hyper-connected, global environment presents a huge opportunity for businesses, organizations, corporations and governments to encourage, prepare, create opportunities and invest in women to take on higher levels of leadership roles, in order to ensure success, social responsibility, return on investment and sustainability.
The Commitment of IMPACT Leadership 21
In recognizing the urgent needs of the 21st Century leadership, IMPACT Leadership 21 is committed to transforming women’s leadership at the highest levels of influence by:
(1) Serving as a global platform for catalytic conversations producing a blueprint that will revolutionize global leadership.
(2) Engaging men as powerful partners and ambassadors for change.
(3) Providing tools, resources, opportunities and channels that give women the skills required to succeed as leaders in a global environment, through the IMPACT Leadership 21 Framework.
(4) Committing delegates and participants to collaborate and take action individually or collectively.
IMPACT represents the core values and principles required for transformational leadership: I – Innovation, M – Multiculturalism, P – Passion, Purpose & Professionalism, A – Attunement, C – Collaboration and T-Tenacity.