Women Leaders in Global Health Conference 2021

Reimagining Leadership

15-16 November 2021

15 November: 4:30pm IST/ 2pm EAT/ 6am EST

16 November: 6:30pm IST/ 4pm EAT/ 8am EST

WomenLift Health will convene the fifth annual Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Reimagining Leadership: centering diverse women and girls in health, catalyzing institutional change, optimizing pathways to leadership, and building integrated and resilient health systems.

Reasons to Attend #WLGH2021

Confirmed Speakers

To view the full speaker lineup and read more about them head to our official WLGH Conference platform. 

Agenda

Women Leaders in Global Health 2021 will take place virtually over the course of two days, with three hours of dynamic sessions and speakers each day.

There will be a regional focus on South Asia and Africa throughout both days. Join us! 

Day 1: Monday November 15, 2021

Day 2: Tuesday November 16, 2021

All times in UTC. Time Zone Converter can be found here.

11:00 am – 11:05 amOpening Remarks
11:05 am – 11:30 amFireside Chat: Reimagining Leadership: An Interview with The First Lady of Namibia, Madame Monica Geingos
11:30 am – 12:15 pmPlenary Panel: Redefining Leadership Through the  Lens of Today’s Decision Makers
12:25 pm – 1:10 pm

Parallel Sessions I (Workshops & Panels):

  1. Community Health Workers & COVID-19 (Panel)
  2. Closing the STEM Leadership Gap in Africa (Panel)
  3. Exploring Your Identity on the Path to Authentic Leadership (Workshop)
1:10 pm – 1:25 pmNetworking/Poetry Reading
1:25 pm – 2:10 pm

Parallel Sessions II (Workshops & Panels):

  1. ‘I am if we are’: A Conversation with Rising Women Leaders on Inventing the Future of Leadership (Panel)
  2. Inclusive Leadership and How Best to Foster It (WorkShop)
  3. Women-Led Movements: Challenging Power and Privilege for Gender Equity in Health (Panel) 
2:10 pm – 2:40 pmNetworking
2:40 pm – 2:50 pmClosing Spotlight Talk

 

1:00 pm – 1:05 pmOpening Remarks
1:05 pm – 1:30 pmFireside Chat: Paving the Way in Biotech: A Conversation w/Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Plenary Panel: Women Scientists on the  Forefront of COVID-19 Research

2:25 pm – 3:10 pm

Parallel Sessions I (Workshops & Panels):

  1. Why it Will Take Women’s Leadership to End Malaria (Panel)
  2. Finding the Balance: Innovative Approaches to Care (Panel)
  3. Social Media, Storytelling and Systems Thinking: Women Who Are Unbuilding Walls & Amplifying Their Voices (Panel)
3:10 pm – 3:25 pmNetworking/Poetry Reading
3:25 pm – 4:10 pm

Parallel Sessions II (Workshops & Panels):

  1. Shifting the Power: Reimagining Philanthropy in Pursuit of Global Equity (Panel)
  2. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Why Leadership Matters (Panel)
  3. The Power of Communications: Making Science Accessible (Panel & WS) Partner – Just Human Productions
  4. Storytelling and Finding Authentic Voice (WorkShop)
4:10 pm – 4:40 pm

Networking

4:40 pm – 4:50 pm

Closing Spotlight Talk

Frequently Asked Questions

The fifth annual Women Leaders in Global Health conference will take place virtually over the course of two days, with three hours of dynamic sessions and speakers each day. The event provides a safe, open space for dialogue and discussions focused on Reimagining Leadership: centering diverse women and girls in health, catalyzing institutional change, optimizing pathways to leadership, and building integrated and resilient health systems.

The fifth annual WLGH conference is free!

This event will take place completely online. The event uses a virtual environment which allows attendees to view plenary panels, workshops and also participate in small-group networking sessions.

Virtual events bring the experience of an in-person conference to your personal computer, so just like an in-person conference, you have the freedom to pick the sessions you attend. But many say that attending the event in its entirety—the fireside chats, plenary panels, breakout panels and workshops as well as the networking sessions —will help you to get the most out of the experience.

The event is over the course of two-days, with three hours each day. Be sure to check the agenda here for event-specific questions.

This event is open to the public. We just ask that you register in advance.

At the conclusion of the event, the sessions and post-event materials will be available on the same platform for at least four months.

Yes! Throughout the live virtual event you are able to connect with all other attendees in numerous ways through the chat function, on the discussion board and in our networking sessions.

For the best experience, we suggest using a desktop or laptop computer and the Chrome internet browser. If you don’t already have Chrome, you can download it for free here.

No, you do not need a webcam.

One week prior to the conference, you will receive an email via the email you used to register for the conference containing all of the instructions on how to access the virtual conference. At that time, you’ll have the option to fill out your profile by adding a picture of yourself, adding information out the “ask me about” section, and linking to your social media accounts. This profile will act as your conference badge during the WLGH Conference 2021, and help other conference attendees connect with you! You should also take a minute to check your preferences and set them to your desired settings.

If you have any issues accessing the link or using the platform during the day, please email support@techchange.org. There will also be a virtual help desk to make your experience as smooth as possible!

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