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Agenda

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November 17

  1. 20:00 - 22:00
    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 - 10:00
    Welcome and keynotes
    Speakers:
    Monique Villa - United Kingdom - CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka - South Africa - Executive Director, UN Women
  3. 10:00 - 11:30
    WOMEN AND THE CITIES: From transport to safety, how to put women at the heart of the big cities
    Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Woetzel - United States, based in China - Director, McKinsey & Company; Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative
  4. 11:30 - 12:00
    Break
  5. 12:00 - 13:30
    WOMEN AND LAND: Access to land, the biggest challenge for women’s empowerment
    Moderator: Peter Rabley - United States - Director, Investments, Omidyar Network
    Speakers:
    Rachael Knight - United States - Program Director, Community Land Protection, Namati
  6. 13:30 - 14:30
    Lunch
  7. 14:30 - 16:00
    WOMEN AND FINANCE: Unlocking social and economic potential
    Panellists to be announced soon
  8. 16:00 - 16:30
    Break
  9. 16:30 - 18:00
    Action Groups
    More speakers and moderators to be announced soon

    Breakout 1: WOMEN AND THE CITIES: From transport to safety, how to put women at the heart of the big cities

    Speakers:
    Henriette Kolb United Kingdom - Head of the Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
    Kalpana Viswanath India - Co-founder, Safetipin
    Priya Nanda India - Group Director, Reproductive Health and Economic Development, ICRW

    Breakout 2: WOMEN AND LAND: Access to land, the biggest challenge for women’s empowerment

    Speakers:
    Renée Giovarelli United States - Executive Director, Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights

    Breakout 3: WOMEN AND FINANCE: Unlocking social and economic potential

    Speakers:
    Priya Nanda India - Group Director, Reproductive Health and Economic Development, ICRW
  10. 18:00 - 18:30
    Break
  11. 18:30 - 19:00
    Trust Women Awards ceremony

November 19th - Day 2

  1. 08:00 - 08:30
    Registration and breakfast
  2. 08:30 - 08:45
    Welcome and keynotes
    Speakers:
    Monique Villa - United Kingdom - CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Muhammad Yunus - Bangladesh - Chairman, Yunus Centre and Founder, Grameen Bank
  3. 08:45 - 09:00
    Inspirational talks
    Speakers:
    Sara Shinkfield - United States (based in Afghanistan) - Country Director, Hagar International Afghanistan
    Nick Grono - Australia - President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
  4. 09:00 - 10:30
    I WAS A SLAVE: Real stories of survival
    Moderator: Martina Vandenberg - United States - Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
    Speakers:
    Kevin Hyland - United Kingdom - Former head of the Metropolitan Police's human trafficking unit
    Ambassador Luis CdeBaca - United States - Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Office to Monitor and Combat ...
    Manan Ansari - India - Survivor
  5. 10:30 - 11:00
    Break
  6. 11:00 - 11:45
    THE LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: The psychological issues faced by slavery survivors
    More panellists to be announced soon
    Speakers:
    Michael Brosowski - Australia - CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
    Chau Thi Minh Dinh - Vietnam - Psychologist and Program Manager, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
    Katy Robjant - United Kingdom - Consultant clinical psychologist, Helen Bamber Foundation
    Cathy Zimmerman - United Kingdom - Founding staff member, Gender Violence & Health Centre, LSHTM
  7. 11:45 - 13:15
    THE HUMAN COST OF A BARGAIN: Slavery in the modern supply chain
    Speakers:
    Jean Baderschneider - United States - Vice-President, Global Procurement, ExxonMobil (Retired) and Chair of the ...
    Renato Bignami - Brazil - Labour Inspector and Coordinator of the Programme for the Eradication of Slavery...
    Bennett Freeman - United States - Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert
    Louise Nicholls - United Kingdom - Head of Responsible Sourcing, Marks & Spencer
  8. 13:15 - 14:15
    Lunch
  9. 14:15 - 15:45
    Action Groups
    Speakers and moderators to be announced soon

    Breakout 1: THE LONG ROUTE TO FREEDOM: The psychological issues faced by slavery survivors

    Breakout 2: THE HUMAN COST OF A BARGAIN: Slavery in the modern supply chain

    Speakers:
    Jayshree Satpute India - Human rights lawyer and co-founder, Nazdeek

    Breakout 3: Human trafficking and slavery

  10. 15:45 - 16:15
    Break
  11. 16:15 - 17:15
    Trust Women Actions 2014: Reports on Action groups
  12. 17:30 - 20:00
    LAUNCH OF END CHILD SLAVERY WEEK GLOBAL CAMPAIGN