Annual Ideagen Global Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit at the United Nations

Global Leaders & Luminaries from the world's leading Companies, NGOs and Public Sector convened at the Annual Ideagen Global Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit at the United Nations
Oct 17, 2018 8:30 AM ET
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Annual Ideagen™ Global Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit 2018 - Achieve the Goals.

September 14, 2018-- Ideagen™ together with leaders and luminaries from the world’s leading Companies, NGOs, and Public Sector convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the Annual Ideagen Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit.

Ideagen™ -- A Global Accelerator where the world’s leading Companies, NGOs, and Public Sector organizations convene to accelerate systemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x.

Leaders and Luminaries from the world's leading Brands, Companies, Trade Associations, NGOs and Public Sector convened at the Annual Ideagen Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on September 14, 2018 to discuss solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.  Leaders and Luminaries came together to generate new ideas and solutions to the world's most vexing issues via catalytic collaboration change the world. Topics included Women in Cloud, Investing in Women and Girls, Call for Code, Brain Health and inspiring PowerTalks and PowerPanels focused on accelerating progress toward and ultimately achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations by 2030.

George Sifakis, Global Chairman, CEO and Founder of Ideagen™ Global, shared insights on the overall objective and mission of the summit and achieving the SDG’s, “Ideagen serves as a global accelerator of solutions and scale, we are all humbled and inspired by the global leaders and luminaries, ranging from CEO’s of Global Companies and NGO’s to Global  Leaders.

Ideagen™ PowerNotes, PowerTalks and PowerPanels lead by over 75 global leaders and luminaries, including keynote speakers Joan Ruff, Board Chair of AARP; Georgia Papathomas, Senior VP and Global Head-Data Sciences for Johnson & Johnson; Jen Crozier, President of IBM Foundation; Rana Novak, IBM; PowerTalk, PowerPanel and PowerChat speakers included Sharon Price John, CEO Build-a-Bear Workshops; Megan Bettilyon, Director of inventive government solutions and Global Good special projects; Kerry Diamond, Cherry Bombe editor/co-founder & Smith Canteen coffee shop owner; Susan Gambardella, Vice-President National Retail Sales, The Coca-Cola Company; Amy Mason, Chief Engagement Officer, Dine Brands; Gretchen O’Hara, VP of Go-to-Market Strategy for Microsoft; Jill Angelo, CEO of Genneve Health; Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder of Women in Cloud; Jackie O’Hara, Student Ambassador; Jeff Terry, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility at Amway Corporation; Simona Haiduc, Senior VP of Institutional Advancement at Opportunity International; Cari Armbruster, Executive Director of Alliance for Children Everywhere; Christian Pennotti,CARE; Dominic Schofield, President of GAIN Canada and Senior Technical Advisor for Policy and Programs at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition; Kim Smith, Vice President, Ventures, IBM; Leah Terry, Student Ambassador; Dr. Rod Hochman, President & CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health; Sr. Carol Keehan, President of the Catholic Health Association; Dr. Rhonda Meadows, Executive VP of Population Health at Providence St. Joseph Health; Amy Compton-Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health, Amina Taher, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Etihad Aviation Group; Troy Anderson, International Director for Speak Up For The Poor; Jessi Gordon, Senior Consultant at Gallup; Chris Reynolds, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor North America; Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic Gold Medalist; Oksana Masters, Paralympic Gold Medalist; Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of New York UNCTAD; Paola Ferrari, President of Accademia de Gagliator; David Teten, Managing Partner with HOF Capital; Jill Faherty Lloyd, Managing Director at Evercore Wealth Management; Angel Luis Diaz, VP for Developer Technology and Open Source at IBM; Gen. Jan Edmunds, Upper Right Business Strategies, LLC; Sandra Notardonato, Investment Analyst at Gartner; Mary Ann Pierce, Founder & CEO, MAP Digital; Gerton Van den Akker, Chief of Staff, Head of Coordination, Press & Information Section at EU Delegation to the UN; Jill Lesser, President of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s; Dr. Carolyn Mazure, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale; Dr. Richard Isaacson,Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College; Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director of Women's Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at Mt. Sinai in New York City; Dr. Jill Goldstein, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Alba Medina, Co-Founder of Dalia Empower; Gina Diez Barroso,Chairman of Dalia Empower; Frederic Garcia, CEO of Airbus Mexico; Sophie Lambin, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Kite Global Advisors and Editorial Director at Women's Forum for the Economy and Society; Sofia Aguilera, Student Ambassador; Daniela Lopez, Student Ambassador; Maria Catalina Saieh, Vice Chairman of Corpgroup Holding; Mary Millben, Singer/Actress; Camila Borda Kaul, Industry Manager of Google; Alexa Sifakis, Student Ambassador; Taylor Smith, Student Ambassador; Paula Tavares, World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law; Gael O’Sullivan, Project Director with Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business; H.E Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States among many other global leaders and luminaries.  

Ideagen’s leadership includes George Sifakis, M.S.P.S., Global Chairman, CEO & Founder of Ideagen Global; Adriana Sifakis, President and CO-Founder of Ideagen and CEO The Italian Place; Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, Former United States Surgeon General and Chairman Emeritus of Ideagen Board of Directors; Kevin Donnellan, Chairman Impact & Thought Leadership Council; Gretchen O’Hara, Co-Chair of the Ideagen Impact & Thought Leader Council and Dr. Sidhant Gupta, Board Chairman.

The Annual Ideagen™ Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit was presented at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  Ideagen is a Global Accelerator focused on convening the world's leading Companies, NGOs and Public Sector organizations to accelerate solutions to solve for x.  Ideagen presenting and supporting organizations include Microsoft, AARP, Global Good, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, The Walt Disney Company, Google, Coca Cola, Viacom, Wells Fargo, BrightFocus Foundation, Auto Alliance, Geoffrey Beene Foundation, Michael Best Strategies, Grant Thornton, PCH Films, Bridgepoint Education, UNCTAD, UNAIDS, Georgetown University, Yale University, National Restaurant Association, Amway, Providence St. Joseph Health, Etihad Airways, Speak Up For The Poor, Gallup, Toyota, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, Dalia Empower and BSA among many other leading Fortune 500 Companies and NGOs.



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