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November 17

  1. 18:45 - 21:00
    VIP dinner
    Trust Women's speakers, advisory board members and sponsors.

November 18th - Day 1

  1. 08:00 - 09:00
    REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
  2. 09:00 - 09:45
    WELCOME AND KEYNOTES
    Speakers:
    Monique Villa - CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. - District Attorney, New York County
    Emma Bonino - Former Italian Foreign Minister
    Cathy Russell - U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
  3. 09:45 - 11:15
    HOW TO MAKE MEGA-CITIES WOMEN-FRIENDLY?
    Moderator: Jonathan Woetzel - Director, McKinsey & Company; Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative
    Speakers:
    Ricardo Alvarez - Researcher, Senseable City Lab, MIT
    Laura Bates - Founder, Everyday Sexism Project
    Eva Kail - Gender expert, Urban Planning Group, City of Vienna
    Jean-Patrick Marquet - Director of the Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure department, EBRD
    Carol Robles-Roman - President and CEO, Legal Momentum
  4. 11:15 - 11:45
    BREAK
  5. 11:45 - 13:15
    ACCESS TO LAND, THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
    Moderator: Peter Rabley - Director, Investments, Omidyar Network
    Speakers:
    Jamie Drummond - Co-founder and Executive director, ONE
    Mark Goldring - Chief Executive, OXFAM
    David Norman - Senior Manager for Sustainable Development Policy, SABMiller
    Vivek Maru - CEO, Namati
    Elisa Scalise - Attorney and Director, Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights
  6. 13:15 - 14:15
    LUNCH
  7. 14:15 - 15:45
    WOMEN, ECONOMIC ACCELERATORS OF SOCIETY
    Moderator: Jess Search - Chief Executive, BRITDOC Foundation
    Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Charles - Director, Communications, EBRD
    Speakers:
    Mary Ellen Iskenderian - President and CEO, Women’s World Banking
    Eduardo Ferreira - Head of Inclusive Business, Itaú Unibanco
    Chhavi Ghuliani - Project Director, HERfinance, BSR
    Liz Kellison - Deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, Gates Foundation
  8. 15:45 - 16:15
    BREAK
  9. 16:15 - 17:45
    ACTION GROUPS: REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS

    Breakout 1: WOMEN AND THE CITIES

    Moderator: Stephen Dunbar Johnson - President, International, The New York Times Company
    Speakers:
    Ricardo Alvarez - Researcher, Senseable City Lab, MIT
    Laura Bates - Founder, Everyday Sexism Project
    Henriette Kolb - Head of the Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
    Priya Nanda - Director, Social & Economic Development Group, ICRW
    Kalpana Viswanath - Co-founder, Safetipin (India)

    Breakout 2: WOMEN AND LAND

    Moderator: Serena Grant - Co-Head of Legal, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Speakers:
    Elisa Scalise - Attorney and Director, Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights
    Philip Langford - Vice President of Regional Operations, Africa, IJM
    Vivek Maru - CEO, Namati

    Breakout 3: WOMEN AND FINANCE

    Moderator: Pascale Dubois - Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, World Bank
    Speakers:
    Rosario Perez - President and Chief Executive Officer, Pro Mujer
    Kamran Azim - Chief operating officer, Kashf Foundation
    Yves Moury - Founder and CEO, Fundación Capital
    Nelly Otieno - Chief of Party, POWER Africa, CARE Canada
    Liz Kellison - Deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, Gates Foundation
  10. 17:45 - 18:15
    BREAK
  11. 18:15 - 18:45
    TRUST WOMEN AWARDS CEREMONY
    Hero Award, which celebrates an innovator whose bold thinking and high-impact work enables women to know and advance their rights. Journalist Award , which recognizes a journalist who has made a significant contribution to the coverage of women’s rights.

     

November 19th - Day 2

  1. 08:00 - 08:30
    MORNING REFRESHMENTS
  2. 08:30 - 09:00
    WELCOME AND KEYNOTES
    Speakers:
    Monique Villa - CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Muhammad Yunus - Chairman, Yunus Centre and Founder, Grameen Bank (Bangladesh)
    Kailash Satyarthi - Nobel Laureate; Chairperson, Global March Against Child Labour
    Anish Kapoor - Artist
  3. 09:00 - 09:40
    INSPIRATIONAL TALKS
    Speakers:
    Randy Newcomb - President and CEO, Humanity United
    Nick Grono - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
    Christopher White - Program manager, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  4. 09:40 - 10:45
    I WAS A SLAVE: REAL STORIES OF SURVIVAL
    Moderator: Benjamin Skinner - Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, Tau Investment Management
    Speakers:
    Manan Ansari - Survivor and children’s rights advocate
    Ellie - Survivor and anti-trafficking advocate
    Marcela Loaiza - Survivor of sex trafficking and founder, La Fundación Marcela Loaiza
    Nazir Afzal - Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS North West
    Kevin Hyland - UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  5. 10:45 - 11:15
    BREAK
  6. 11:15 - 12:15
    THE LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES FACED BY SLAVERY SURVIVORS
    Moderator: David Batstone - President and Co-Founder, Not For Sale; CEO, Dignitá
    Speakers:
    Evelyn Chumbow - Survivor, advocate and leader, National Survivor Network
    Chau Thi Minh Dinh - Psychologist, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (Vietnam)
    Michael Brosowski - CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (Vietnam)
    Cathy Zimmerman - Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    Katy Robjant - Head of Therapy Services, Helen Bamber Foundation
  7. 12:15 - 13:15
    LUNCH
  8. 13:15 - 14:45
    THE HUMAN COST OF A BARGAIN: SLAVERY IN THE MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN
    Moderator: Martina Vandenberg - Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
    Speakers:
    Jean Baderschneider - CEO, Global Fund to End Slavery
    Bennett Freeman - Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert
    Livia Firth - Creative Director, Eco-Age and Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge
    Louise Nicholls - Head of Responsible Sourcing, Marks & Spencer
    Renato Bignami - Labour Inspector, Programme for the Eradication of Slavery (Brazil)
    Simon Constantine - Head of Ethical Buying, Head Perfumer at Lush
  9. 14:45 - 15:15
    BREAK
  10. 15:15 - 16:45
    ACTION GROUPS: REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS

    Breakout 1: PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVORS

    Moderator: Belinda Goldsmith - Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Speakers:
    Deependra Giri - Survivor and founder, Safety First Foundation
    Cathy Zimmerman - Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
    Michael Brosowski - CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (Vietnam)
    Sara Shinkfield - Country Director, Hagar International Afghanistan

    Breakout 2: SLAVERY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

    Moderator: Dan Viederman - Chief Executive Officer, Verité
    Speakers:
    Chris Burkett - Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie
    Tom Golding - VP Product and Proposition, Thomson Reuters, GRC
    Sr. Imelda Poole - President, Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation (...
    Jayshree Satpute - Human rights lawyer and co-founder, Nazdeek (India)

    Breakout 3: I WAS A MODERN-DAY SLAVE: Stories of human trafficking and slavery

    Moderator: Tim Large - Director of Journalism and Media, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Speakers:
    Evelyn Chumbow - Survivor, advocate and leader, National Survivor Network
    Karen Friedman Agnifilo - Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office
    Angel Tang - Director of Production, Starfish Project
    Martina Vandenberg - Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
    Christopher White - Program manager, U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  11. 16:45 - 17:15
    BREAK
  12. 17:15 - 17:30
    TRUST WOMEN ACTIONS 2014: REPORTS ON ACTION GROUPS
  13. 17:30 - 18:00
    BREAK AND RECEPTION
  14. 18:00 - 19:00
    SPECIAL EVENING EVENT
    Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi, and Every Mother Counts Founder Christy Turlington Burns host a special evening dedicated to raising awareness of child slavery and human trafficking. The event will include screening of Choose to see, a short film produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the launch of End Child Slavery Week, and the unveiling of a new high-profile initiative by the KidsRights Foundation.