CB TALK: UNITED NATIONS : WOMEN and DESIGN SYMPOSIUM.

Empowering Women through Design 2014

Elite Symposium for Women in Leadership, Social Responsibility and Innovative Design

Hosted by the China Women’s Development Foundation, United Nations Office for Partnerships, Sino-American Friendship Association, Sino-American Culture and Arts Foundation

July 18th, 2014 - 3 to 6 P.M. - United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017

 

3 P.M. EMCEE Welcome
Wang, Zirong, Director of Research Development Department, China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF)

3:03 P.M. MEET and GREET ATTENDEES:

- Qin, Guo Ying, Secretary General of China Women’s Development Foundation

- Li, Li Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA)

- Annette Richardson, Senior Advisor at the United Nations Office for Partnerships

- Symposium panelists and invited guests

INVITED PRESS: UN TV, CCTV, Phoenix TV, Sinovision, China Daily, People's Daily, China News Agency, Xinhua News, China Press, World Journal, Sing Tao Daily, etc.

3:23 P.M. EMCEE introductions of the event and speakers

3:25 P.M. OPENING REMARKS & KEYNOTE SPEECHES
- Wu, Hong Bo,
Under Secretary General of the United Nations (Pending, Invite by UNOP)
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Director of UN Women
- Qin, Guo Ying, Secretary General of China Women’s Development

Foundation
- Zhang, MeiFang, Deputy Consul General of the General Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in NYC (Pending)

3:35 P.M. PANEL 1: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

The importance of women leaders’ participation in leadership roles and in international affairs

Suggested Questions:

  •   Why is women’s participation important? Especially in leadership roles

  •   How can women become more involved in international affairs?

  •   What resources are available and how to better connect?

  •   How to get voices heard in the international community?

  •   What skills or characteristics or things to keep in mind when showing leadership as a woman?

  •   What role do women play in effecting change in communities and society especially through charities and non-profits?

    MODERATOR: Annette Richardson, Senior Advisor at the United Nations Office for Partnerships

    PANELISTS:
    - Qin, Guo Ying,
    Secretary General of China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF)
    - Zhang, Meifang, Deputy Consul General of the General Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in NYC
    - Li, Li Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA)
    - Stewart J. Greenleaf, Senator of U.S. Pennsylvania
    - Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to United Nations - United Nations Human Resources Representative

4:00P.M. PANEL2: WOMEN IN FASHION INDUSTRY

Women’s contribution to the fashion world and its impact

Suggested Questions:
How are women viewed in the fashion industry?
What challenges have you faced in the industry?
What are your success stories and the steps that you took to get there?

MODERATOR: Christine Pomeranz, Chairperson of the Department of International Trade and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

PANELISTS:
- Eileen Karp, Chair, Fashion Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology
- Yuteng
Mo/Shichao Du, MODU Designer
- Caroline
Bergonzi, Designer, Creative Laboratory, CREALAB LLC
- Anna
Rabinowicz, Designer and Founder of RABLABS
- Katy
Chen, Director of Client Development, Northern America
- Carmela
Mammas, Director, New York U.S. Export Assistance Center U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

4:25 PM PANEL 3: WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Women’s contribution to the business world and to society

Suggested Questions:

  •   How do women in business turn their strengths and weaknesses into effective leadership?

  •   How do you define the concept of women in leadership? What characteristics are necessary for effective leadership?

  •   What are some challenges that women in leadership roles face in today’s society and how do you overcome these challenges?

  •   How are women making in impact in society especially through non-profit organizations?

  •   How are women effective in creating change in the world and the issues that need to be addressed?

    MODERATOR: Li, Li Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA)

    PANELISTS:
    -Yan, Junhui, President of Chengdu Shengshi Wenjin Investment Co., Ltd., Chairman of Sichuan Women's Embroidery Association

    -Roberta Annan, CEO and Founder of Roberta Annan Consulting LLC (RAC) -Cindy Ye, President of ANL Express
    - Ning Lu, Design Principal of Lu Ning Architecture PLLC

    4:45 PM PANEL WRAP UP and QUESTIONS from the audience

    4:50 - 5:15P.M. “Learning about UN Program Partnerships”
    Annette Richardson, Senior Advisor at the United Nations Office for Partnerships

    5:15 P.M. CLOSING REMARKS

    5:30 P.M. 6:15 P.M. REGISTRATION and NETWORKING

    6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Charity Dinner and Auction of works donated by the designers  - United Nations, Delegates Dining Room

 

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