Breakout Sessions

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Breakout Session:

Global Health, Women and the Changing Political Environment

 

Description:

Winter is coming: As USG plans to cut funding and conservative politics gain traction, how does this impact the work of women leaders? Beyond the US, how are political trends affecting global health? In this 75-minute session, experts will share perspectives and help the audience explore key issues: shifting political ideologies and investment priorities among traditional donor countries; comparable trends in developing countries; the role of the private sector; the relationship between science/data/facts and how issues are reported; where global health sits in relation to other issues including climate; and what female leaders can and should bring to these issues.

SESSION LEADERS:

Nicole Bates, Gates Foundation
Judy Wasserheit, UW (backup)

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Donna Shalala, former sec, HHS
Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation
Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women
Natasha Bilimoria, GAVI
Anne Schuchat, acting director, CDC
Amanda Glassman, Center for Global Development
Amb. Deborah Birx, US Global AIDS Coordinator


Breakout Session:

This Century's Challenge: Climate Change and Women Leaders

Description:

Climate change is a global problem, but the solutions are local. What are women leaders doing to address the health implications of climate change? What more needs to be done, and how can we work together to achieve results?

SESSION LEADERS:

Kathy Burke, Stanford Global Health
Shana Yansen, Global Health Institute, Harvard

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Patty Garcia, MoH, Peru
Ann Marie Kimball, Chatham House
Jennifer Leaning, Harvard
Kari Nadeau, Stanford
Joy Shumake-Guillemot, WHO/WMO
Julie Ttranj, NOAA


Breakout session:

Global Health Messaging: Building Trust and Engaging Listeners

Description:

Communications is more than honing the message that goes out. Global health leaders can learn principles and techniques to engage listeners to build strong relationships and talk so audiences will listen. 

SESSION LEADER:

Heidi Larson, Vaccine Confidence Project, LSHTM

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Heidi Larson, Vaccine Confidence Project
Loyce Pace, GH Council
Janet Tobias, producer & director
Sarah Wills, GE Communications


Breakout Session:

Poverty, Health and Organizing for Change

Description:

Working in poor and underserved communities presents many challenges. This session explores the attributes and skills that have propelled women leaders to successful engagement in these settings. Participants will discuss strategies to identify, nurture and support emerging women leaders in these communities. 

SESSION LEADER:

Zohray Talib, George Washington University

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Gayle Dine'Chacon, founder, Center for Native American Health, UNM
Eva Harris, Berkeley    
Sonya Shin, Navajo Nation, Harvard


Breakout session:

Barriers: Work/Life Balance, the Tenure Game and More

Description:

A large peer-reviewed and popular literature documents the barriers that women face in the workplace, including in academia.  This session will include a diverse set of panelists who will share their stories – barriers, challenges, and strategies for achieving success and promotion in global health research, teaching, and service.   The session is designed to facilitate an energetic and interactive format and will include small-group discussions.

SESSION LEADER:

Peggy Bentley, University of North Carolina

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Hannah Valantine, NIH
Jennifer Downs, Cornell
Ingrid Katz, Harvard
Yukari Manabe, Johns Hopkins
Chifundo Zimba, UNC Malawi


BREAKOUT SESSION:

Workshop: Gender Lens in Global Health Research

Description:

This session will equip participants with the tools and framework to apply gender analysis to their research. Using real-life case studies, groups will assess projects on a continuum from gender unequal to gender transformative and discuss ways to enhance performance related to gender issues.  Case-study research leads will participate, ensuring a lively conversation.

SESSION LEADERS:

Wafaa El-Sadr, Columbia
Cheryl Moyer, Michigan

Speakers:

Myra Breton, JHPIEGO Gender Lead
Arachu Castro, Tulane
Emily Courey Pryor, UN Foundation/Data2X
Rosemary Morgan, RiNGs


Breakout Session:

Tech in Global Health - Solutions by and for Women

description:

How can technology enhance health, and how are women leaders making that happen? Leaders from public health, academia, nonprofits and the private sector talk about the realities of innovation, scaling, and leadership in bringing solutions to impact to increase outcomes, equity and access for all.

SESSION LEADER:

Ann Kurth, Yale

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Jocelyn Brown, Hadleigh Health Technologies
Ellen Jo Baron, Cephied
Amie Batson, PATH
Brooke Partridge, Vital Wave
Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke
Sally Stanfield, Deloitte


Breakout Session:

Workshop: Designing Solutions that Truly Work for People: Human-Centered Design in Action

description:

Explore what Human Centered Design is and how it can be applied to work in the social sector. The session starts with a 30-minute overview of HCD and the typical step-by-step process. We then move into applying some of its principles to a design challenge familiar to conference participants. Working in table teams, each team is briefed on an audience and tasked with brainstorming solutions. Teams then create a prototype - making a tangible representation of their best idea. Along the way, guidance, real-world examples, and best practices are provided.

NOTE: This workshop will last 90 minutes. Participants will miss the break following.

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Pam Scott, The Curious Company
Roopa Dhatt, Women in Global Health

SESSION LEADER:

Pam Scott, The Curious Company


Breakout Session:

Workshop: Building Your Leadership Narrative

description:

This workshop introduces participants to the concept of leadership storytelling -- the idea that leaders can and should use stories effectively and powerfully to motivate and inspire, galvanize, and deliver results. The session will help participants cultivate and practice using stories in leadership contexts. Particularly for women leaders in global health, this is a critical skill as it enables the connection between personal experiences and values, and cultivates the ability to mobilize movements.

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS:

Melissa Briggs, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Brittany Cesarini, Global Health Corps
Jessica Mack, Global Health Corps

SESSION LEADERS::

Brittany Cesarini, Global Health Corps
Roopa Dhatt, Women in Global Health