9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Global Women’s Seminar
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Networking & Non-Profit Showcase
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Gala Luncheon
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Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a business executive and best-selling author. Currently, she works at a small banking boutique helping growth companies, including those operating in the emerging markets. With her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, she is a co-author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, a New York Times best-selling book about altruism and how to bring about change in our society using evidence-based strategies. Published in late 2014 by Knopf, A Path Appears was turned into a three-part PBS documentary airing in January and February 2015 and was featured on numerous network television shows. They also co-authored Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a No. 1 New York Times best-selling book about the challenges facing women around the globe.
Dr. Neena Jain is an Emergency Medicine Physician, Public Health Professional, and Humanitarian Aid Worker. She has thrived in positions in emergency and development contexts across the globe, from The Philippines to Haiti and from Pakistan to Nigeria. She directed the Program in Humanitarian Assistance at DU, completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control, and worked with Doctors without Borders, Save the Children, and the World Health Organization. As the Executive Director of emBOLDen Alliances, Dr. Jain and her Co-Founder Bill Rohs are on a mission to build a world in which locally-led organizations and communities have all the skills and abilities they need to advance their own definitions of meaningful and durable positive change.
As a Peace Corps nurse during the 1960s in Togo, West Africa, Ann Moore saw African mothers do something that she found very interesting: they carried their babies in fabric slings tied securely on their backs. Moore liked the closeness between babies and their mothers, and how the babies seemed so calm when carried in this way.When Moore came back home to the United States and decided to have her own child, she wanted to carry her baby in the same manner. Moore and her mother designed a carrier similar to the ones used by the women in Togo. Together, they came up with the original soft baby carrier, the Snugli®, as well as other kinds of specialized carrying cases. Due to their invention, mothers and fathers all over the world are able to ride bikes, cook and run errands while carrying their babies close to them.
Global Women's Seminar: Innovations in Global Health
Joanne Posner-Mayer, on behalf of the Posner Center for International Development
Zubaida Bai, Women's Health Expert
Patricia Gabow, M.D., former CEO of Denver Health
Amy Livingston, Director of Global Health Foundation
Deb Thomas, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health
Stephen Berman (Moderator), Director, Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health
Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE)
Robin P. Hickenlooper