Women Leaders in Global Health Conference 2020 Videos

Spotlight on South Asia

Opening & She Leads: South Asian Women Shaping Health

Resilient State of Mind: Prioritizing the Mental Health of Women in the Workforce During Emergencies

  • Gracy Andrew, Vice President, CorStone
  • Prabha S. Chandra, Professor of Psychiatry, The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  • Nazla Rafeeg, Head of Communicable Disease Control, Health Protection Agency, Maldives
  • Moderated by Daanika Kamal, Founder, The Colour Blue

Community Engagement: Health from the Ground Up

  • Priya Karna, Technical Officer – Reproductive Health, World Health Organization, India
  • Nerges Mistry, Director, The Foundation for Medical Research
  • Sabina F. Rashid, Dean & Professor, BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University 
  • Shanta Laxmi Shrestha, Immediate Past President, Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC) Nepal
  • Moderated by Vinoj Manning, CEO, Ipas Development Foundation

Representation Matters: Elevating Women’s Voices in Popular Culture and the Media

  • Anubha Bhonsle, Editor, NewsWorthy
  • Shaili Chopra, Founder, SheThePeople.TV
  • Munizae Jahangir, Journalist & Editor in Chief, Voicepk.net, Pakistan’s First Digital Media Platform for Human Rights
  • Jaya Luintel, President and CEO, The Story Kitchen
  • Moderated by Sapna Kedia, Technical Specialist, International Center for Research on Women, Asia

Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation

  • Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited
  • Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
  • Moderated by Nandini Oomman, Global Health & Development Specialist and Founding Curator & CEO, The Women’s Storytelling Salon

Making Policy with a Gender Lens

  • Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Speaker, Bangladesh Parliament
  • Suraya Dalil, Director, Special Programme on Primary Health Care, World Health Organization
  • Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry/Chairperson BISP
  • Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for South-East Asia, World Health Organization
  • Moderated by Barkha Dutt, Award-winning TV Journalist; Washington Post Columnist

Spotlight on Africa

Opening & She Leads: African Women Shaping the Continent

  • Opening Remarks by Zain Verjee, Founder & CEO, Zain Verjee Group 

A conversation with:

  • Senait Fisseha, Director of Global Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
  • Rumbidzai Chisenga, Director of Leadership Programs, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development

Embracing Change: Dismantling Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

  • Ayoade Alakija, Former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator, Nigeria
  • Joan Benson, Executive Director, Public Health Partnerships, Global Vaccines Public Policy, MSD
  • Sazini Mojapelo, Managing Executive, Corporate Citizenship, Absa Group
  • Moderated by Joannie Bewa, Family Medicine Physician & Research Associate, University of South Florida College of Public Health; Board Chair, Women in Global Health

African Women in Tech: Innovating to Break Barriers

From Hidden Figures to Prominent Leaders: Advancing Women in Africa’s Scientific Institutions

  • Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director CAPRISA & Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University
  • Tom Kariuki, Director of Programmes/AESA Platform, The African Academy of Sciences
  • Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director, African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC)
  • Yumna Moosa, PhD Student, KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) Moderated by Alex Coutinho, Chair of the Board, International Partnership for Microbicides

Silent No More: Breaking Taboos on Gender, Sex and Health

Health for African Women, by African Women

Global Dialogue

Opening & She Leads: Navigating Power in a Sexist World

  • The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board Chair – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO & AU Special Envoy on COVID-19 & Former Finance Minister, Nigeria
  • Moderated by Aya Chebbi, African Union Special Envoy on Youth

Decolonizing Global Health: Dismantling Power Imbalances

  • Sarah Hawkes, Director, Centre for Gender and Global Health, University College London
  • Anu Kumar, President & CEO, Ipas
  • Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality
  • Nathalie Pambrun, President of the Canadian Association of Midwives, Indigenous Registered Midwife
  • Moderated by Renzo Guinto, Chief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab

The Art of Leaning Out: A Conversation about Male Allyship

  • Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
  • Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO, Amref Health Africa
  • Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health; Director, McGill International TB Centre
  • Ravi Verma, Regional Director, International Center for Research on Women
  • Moderated by Tracy Kobukindo, Technical Coordinator (East & Southern Africa), Community Health Academy, Last Mile Health

The Power of the Mentor: How to Be One, How to Get One and Why it Matters

  • Alaa Murabit, United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth
  • Lucy Lu Wilson, Gender and Inclusion Lead and Programme Development and Funding Officer, Teach A Man To Fish; Project Leader, Hablemos Ingles
  • Umba Zalira, Co-Founder, Growing Ambitions

Powering Women in Organizations: Tackling Gender Inequality Head On

Succeeding as a Woman in Academia: Battling a Pandemic and the Patriarchy

  • Michele Barry, Founder, WomenLift Health; Senior Associate Dean & Director, Stanford Global Health
  • Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity
  • Gagandeep Kang, Professor at Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, and the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore
  • Heidi Larson, Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project
  • Moderated by Christine Ngaruiya, Assistant Professor, Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Gender & Power in COVID: Two Steps Forward or Two Steps Back?

  • Amie Batson, Executive Director, WomenLift Health
  • Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General for Resource Management, UN System Coordination, Sustainability and Partnerships and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
  • Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization
  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Anita Zaidi, Director of Vaccine Development & Surveillance, Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Moderated by Geeta Rao Gupta, Senior Advisor, 3D Program for Girls and Women, Global Advisory Board Chair, WomenLift Health