Nov 22-23, 2019
CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER
#REDEFINERULES
GET WOMEN DRIVING THE FUTURE 2030 REPORT
About Us

On 22–23 November 2019 World Woman Foundation will bring together the doers and the dreamers who turn ambition into reality, know their purpose, reimagine their communities, and rise to their highest potential while lifting others along the way. The World Woman Summit 2019 will focus on #RedefiningRules by women, for women and of women to build the new chapter for change.

The summit is built on a Sustainable Development Goals 2030 reporting on issues from Food Insecurity, Climate Change, Sustainability, Health Equity, Social Entrepreneurship, Emerging Technology and Global Economy.  The two-day summit will be featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and interstitial spotlights, fireside chats and workshops.

World Woman Summit 2019 aims to identify and redefine new rules of leadership for a new era — and help decision-makers of all kinds of organizations create inclusive, equitable cultures that empower women to succeed and also spotlight women who are leading new rules.

OUR MISSION

Born in 2017, the Forum claimed a record by gathering of delegates from around the globe and becoming the most massive event in heart of America. For the first time, internationally recognized women leaders came together on one global stage, providing a unique learning experience for accelerating women's leadership in a bold new way.

Our mission is to provide one of its kind of platform for women worldwide. This platform gives a collectivized voice for Women Leadership in our region and aims to inform, inspire and impact themselves, their community and the world at large and inspire women’s leadership.

GET WOMEN DRIVING THE FUTURE 2030 REPORT
HEADLINERS
SPEAKERS
ADVISORY COUNCIL
Susan Wilson

AGENDA

 

REGISTRATION

08:15 AM - 8:30 AM
 

OPENING REMARKS

Nydia Han

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & TEDx Speaker, & Producer #ThisisAmerica

Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury

Ph.D., CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation & Honorary Chair, World Woman Summit 2019

Her Excellency

Dr. Joyce Banda, Former President, President of the Republic of Malawi

Rupa Dash

CEO, World Woman Foundation

08:45 AM - 9:00 AM
 

OPENING KEYNOTE

Gloria Feldt

New York Times Best-selling Author & President, Take the Lead® Former President of Planned Parenthood & Vanity Fair, America's Top 200 Women Leaders

09:00 AM - 9:30 AM
 

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE
RESEARCH AND ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH EQUITY
Sponsored by UAMS

Rebecca Martin

Ph.D., Director, Center for Global Health (CGH ) US Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)

Pearl McElfish

Vice-Chancellor, NWA, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Dr. Laura James

UAMS (Moderator)

09:30 AM - 10: 30 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AND ITS IMPACT ON WORKFORCE 4.0
Sponsored by Deloitte Inc

Ben-Saba Hasan

SVP and Chief Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Officer Walmart Inc

Emi Cardarelli

Director of Club Business and Sustainability Unilever

Shelley Simpson

Executive Vice President; Chief Commercial Officer; President, Highway Services

Deb Sinta

Vice President, Talent & Culture, Tyson Foods

Tracy Ring

Vice President, Deloitte (Moderator)

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
 

Networking Lunch

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
 

ENDING HUNGER & FEEDING THE FUTURE
Sponsored by Heifer International

Hilary Haddigan

Chief of Mission Effectiveness, Heifer International

Jennifer King

Director Strategic Sourcing, Raw Materials - Kellogg

Jeanne Bernick

Principal, Growth Leader & Market Strategist, KCOE ISOM (Moderator)

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
 

NEW ERA OF GLOBAL DIPLOMACY
Sponsored by APCO Worldwide

Margery Kraus

Founder & Executive Chairman, APCO Worldwide

Lara Romano

Deputy Chief of Mission for Croatia in the United States

Ms. Andrea Phua

Economic Counselor, Embassy of Singapore in the United States

Laura Elsey

President, Women’s Diplomatic Series

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
 

WOMEN DRIVING THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY
Sponsored by Heifer International

Christine Daugherty

Vice President, Global Sustainable Agriculture & Responsible Sourcing, PepsiCo

03:15 PM - 03:35 PM
 

WOMEN UNLEASHING THE POWER OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Sponsored by Heifer International

Christine Daugherty

Vice President, Global Sustainable Agriculture & Responsible Sourcing, PepsiCo

Beth Keck Practitioner-in-Residence

China Studies, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Volkswagen Chair in Sustainability (2020), Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

Pierre Ferrari

CEO, Heifer International

Jeanne Bernick Principal

Growth Leader & Market Strategist, KCOE ISOM (Moderator)

03:35 PM - 04:15 PM
 

GLOBAL VOICE AWARDS PRESENTATION

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
 

GLOBAL VOICE AWARDS PRESENTATION

Reception at Heifer International

Dot Party inspired by Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
 

OPENING REMARKS

Stephanie S. Streett

Executive Director, Clinton Foundation

08:45 AM - 9:00 AM
 

OPENING KEYNOTE

Pat Mitchell

Emmy-winning Producer Editorial Director TED Women

09:00 AM - 9:30 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

09:30 AM - 9:45 AM
 

WOMEN IN DATA SCIENCE
Sponsored by Deloitte Inc

Susan Wilson

VP Data Governance Segment Leader - Informatica

Asha Saxena

Founder, Future Technologies, Inc

Tracy Ring

Vice President, Deloitte (Moderator)

09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 

FOOD AS MEDICINE & ITS IMPACT ON WELLNESS
Sponsored by UAMS

Dr.Alex Woo

Food Scientist

Dr. Sarah Hallberg

DO, MS, FOMA, Medical Director, Virta Health
Executive director of The Nutrition Coalition, Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Richard Davis

UAMS

Nick Zaller

UAMS (Moderator)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
 

LEADERSHIP 4.0 & IMPACT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by Walmart Inc

Dr. Tina Allton

Speaker & Global Economic Development Leader

Cam Kashani

Godmother of Silicon Beach

Sarah Catherine Guiterrez

Founder, Aptus Financial

Celia Swanson

First Female EVP, Walmart Inc., Author, and Advisor

Victoria Sherman

Entrepreneur & Founding Member, Lonely Entrepreneur (Moderator)

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
 

WOMEN IN TECH & TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE

Sheila Colclasure

SVP Global Public Policy Officer, LiveRamp

AnneMarie Horowitz

Public Affairs Specialist, STEM, and Workforce Development, Office of Public Affairs, and U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Crystal G. Morrison

Scientist & Founder, EverRise

Michael Dermer

Author, Speaker & Co-Founder, Lonely Entrepreneur (Moderator)

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
 

WORKSHOP

Million Dollar Sales Pitch by Linda Clemons

International Sales Expert and Former Body Language Expert of President Barack Obama

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
 

BUILDING YOUR BILLION DOLLAR NETWORK FOR 10XSUCCESS

Lori Burrow

Vice President & General Counsel, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp

Linda Clemons

International Sales Expert and Former Body Language Expert of President Barack Obama

Carmen Portillo

CEO, Cocoa Belle Chocolates & CB-Dulce

Melissa Thoma

Founder, Thoma Thoma

Victoria Sherman

Entrepreneur & Founding Member, Lonely Entrepreneur (Moderator)

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
 

CLOSING REMARKS

Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury

Ph.D., CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation & Honorary Chair, World Woman Summit 2019

04:45 PM - 05:00 PM
Tracks
INCLUSION & DIVERSITY AND OUTLOOK ON WORKFORCE 4.0

The Diversity & Inclusion corporate presentation provides an opportunity to corporate leaders to have a robust dialogue about the successes, opportunities, and challenges of D&I in the workplace. Discussions include the various dimensions of diversity, opportunities to enhance inclusion, and relative impact of D&I strategies.

RESHAPING THE FUTURE OF TECH AND BUILDING THE NEXT MOONSHOT

Women make up less than 30% of the computing workforce and about 1.5% of contributions to open source projects. This is something that is important for both men and women alike to become aware of and to address. This panel will focus on this gender gap and introduce you to people who are passionate about this issue. There will be a panel which will be made up individuals who come from various backgrounds and who dedicate their time, heart, and talent to making a tangible impact in the tech space and building their moonshot idea. The panel will tell you, how to women are building solutions for world's grand challenges through innovation and technology.

THE FORMULA FOR FEEDING THE FUTURE AND ENDING HUNGER

By focusing on women and their role in food production and distribution, we could have a compounding positive impact. Women are consistently excluded from decision making spaces, not viewed as equal players in food production, and not a priority in their own right for nutrition investments. Each of these factors presents a clear opportunity for addressing food insecurity. Food security is an issue that has broad bipartisan support, as well as engagement from the NGO and business community. The panel role of women is imperative as the U.S. continues its efforts to address food security and nutrition globally.

DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATION & ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH CHALLENGES

Digital health is transforming rapidly, bringing new technology and devices to improve patient centered care delivery. While there are numerous patient and provider facing applications focused on women’s health and wellness, there is still a gap in understanding how these technologies improve care and empower the patient to make informed decisions. Current research in incorporating women’s health needs into technology has been limited. This discussion on technology innovation in women’s health is to advance a patient centered focus in this space and solving some of the women's health challenges through innovation

NEW ERA GLOBAL DIPLOMACY

In record numbers, women in the United States (US) as well as worldwide are entering the rarified field of diplomacy, assuming leadership roles, and breaking with centuries of tradition. The New Era of Global Diplomacy Roundtable will focus on female representatives of diplomatic corps as they talk about their work and the most critical issues facing women around the world.

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF AGRICULTURE AND IMPACT ON SUSTAINABILITY

At the national and global levels, the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are neither gender nor age neutral. Women and children are frequently among those most significantly affected by fluctuating commodity prices and natural disasters such as drought and famine.The panel will discuss climate issues and how women are mitigating every day. Through a gendered lens, it will explore the challenges and opportunities within the field of sustainability.

INVESTING IN WOMEN & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are intrinsic to the achievement of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With a stand-alone sustainable development goal—SDG 5—“to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”, the 2030 Agenda recognises the importance of women’s empowerment, including their economic empowerment, as a prerequisite for ending poverty.This panel will discuss the action-oriented recommendations on how to improve economic outcomes for women in the context of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, promoting women’s leadership in driving economic growth.

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WHY ATTEND

GET INSPIRED.

Prepare to be inspired by an unprecedented lineup of leaders, on and off the stage. They’ll share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the odds and reinventing business their own way.

GET EMPOWERED.

Surround yourself with savvy leaders with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of dynamic exchanges and innovative business ideas. They’ll have you energized and empowered to build a thriving business and life.

GET EQUIPPED.

Have your most-pressing world challenges, concerns, and questions addressed in this open forum. You will receive practical advice, feasible solutions, and innovative ideas on how to fund, launch and solve humanity’s grand challenges.

Where to stay

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favorite hotels nearby event location

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Start date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
End date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Last day to book: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Little Rock Marriott for 129 USD per night

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS

World Woman Summit speaker is a thought leader, an innovative thinker and an industry influencer.

Qualities of a Good Speaker Submission
Knows the World Woman Summit audience. Our audience comprises qualified business, entertainment, science and technology industry attendees looking for real applications.

Reviewed the form carefully before submitting.
Did not pitch products, companies or services. Submissions contain clear takeaways for the audience.
Linked to the speaker bio on the contact information page. Make sure the speaker bio is clear on why this person is an authority on subject matter.
Provided case studies or research that will assist the audience in their own business applications.

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MENTORSHIP CORNER
We have gathered a team of mentors and executive coaches in various areas to offer one-on-one advice about and answers to your most pressing business challenges. Our handpicked team of consultants can tackle questions on these topics and more: finding money, personal disruption, social media, effective team-building, negotiation, work-life balance, leadership strategies, and scaling growth.

Stop by throughout the day to schedule a time to meet with a consultant. Appointments are first come, first served.
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