september, 2021

05sep11:0012:30Event OverFeaturedVirtual EventOpen Forum: EQUITY - How the Covid-19 Pandemic has Exacerbated Gender Inequality IssuesMadhu Krishna, Vicki Saunders, and Ivana Ramírez11:00 - 12:30

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The term “open forum” refers to the open exchange of ideas and information, usually to better the common good. During the open forum on the theme of Equity, we will be discussing How the Covid-19 Pandemic has Exacerbated the Gender Inequality Issue.

Bring ideas, stories, ideas for a way to address the issue of Gender Inequality and the many ways this issue is being addressed in our own communities. Take the floor, share your thoughts and network with like-minded youth.

In order to ensure the best possible conversations, panellists will be joining us. The panellists have experience in the field of discussion and will allow for a high calibre debate. 


Madhu Krishna: Madhu Krishna leads the foundation’s India initiative on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and manages a large portfolio at both national ministries and five focus states, with over 40 implementing partners. She also oversees the work of the foundation working with various community structures – self help groups, farmer producer organizations, etc. that cover close to 40 million women and more than a million farmers. She brings with her a diversity of experience in a wide range of fields including private, public and nonprofit sector work. She has been a development professional for over 25 years, with a special focus on program design, evaluation, policy and advocacy across various initiatives, including sanitation, public health (vaccines, maternal and child health, communicable diseases), agriculture / poverty and livelihood; and women’s empowerment. She also brings her expertise in strengthening development organizations in project management, strategy development and creating / utilizing networks to align and work towards common goals. She is deeply interested in gender and social and economic equity. She has a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Delhi.

Vicki Saunders: Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.
Vicki is Founder of SheEO and #radical generosity a global initiative to radically transform how we support finance and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Vicki was recently named as 1 of 30 “World-Changing Women in Conscious Business” by Conscious Company Magazine and one of the 100 most influential leaders of 2015 from “EBW – Empowering A Billion Women”, In 2001, Vicki was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

Ivana Ramírez: I am a gap-year rising freshman at Yale University with the intention of pursuing a BA in Global Affairs and Ethics, Politics, & Economics. I am particularly interested in journalism and data as they relate to policy in both international and domestic spheres. As a journalist, I have covered the roles that race, class, and gender play in the disparities of climate, housing, and criminal justice policy. Beyond domestic issues, I have a growing interest in the role that United States aid plays in the stabilization of countries in Latin America and the Middle East as well as US-China relations. I have received awards and international recognition for my journalism from Samantha Power, the (now former) Spokesperson of the General Assembly Brendan Varma, and the Emma Bowen Foundation. I use she/her/hers pronouns.


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