8:00 - 8:45 AM 

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 - 9:45 AM


Opening Remarks

Michele Barry, Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

Persis Drell, Vice Provost, Stanford University 

9:00 - 9:25 AM


Jennifer Leaning, Harvard, Professor and Director of Humanitarian Initiative

9:25 - 9:45 AM


“Setting the Stage”

Laurie Garrett, former Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

Agnes Binagwaho, Vice-Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; former MoH, Rwanda

Moderator: Michele Barry, Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Panel 1

“Why Gender Matters in Health Workforce and Leadership”

Veronica Magar, WHO/Team Leader, Gender

Glenda Gray, pres, S. African Medical Res. Council

Afaf Meleis, Dean of Nursing Emeritus, Penn

Geeta Rao Gupta, ICRW, UNICEF

Moderator: Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation

10:30 - 10:50 AM


10:50 - 11:00 AM


Sonita Alizadeh, Afghan child-bride rapper

Interviewer: Kathy Burke

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM


Video Message from Melinda Gates

11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

11:05 - 11:20 AM

Vision Talk 1

Mamphela Ramphele, South African activist, surgeon, vice-chancellor and World Bank managing director

Interviewer: Susan Chira, New York Times

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

11:20 - 11:45 AM

Lightning Round 1


Emcee: Loyce Pace, Council on Global Health

11:45 AM - 12:20 PM

11:45 - 12: 20 PM

Panel 2: “Engaging Men to Advance Change”

Steve Davis, CEO PATH

Gary Darmstadt, Stanford, Lancet commission

Aparna Mehrotra, UN Women

Peter Piot, dean, LSHTM

Mosoka Fallah, Liberian physician and gender equity advocate

Moderator: Nancy Snyderman, medical correspondent

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Vision Talk 2

Patty Garcia, MoH Peru

Interviewer: Susan Chira, New York Times

1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

Lightning Round 2

Emcee: Terrie Taylor, Michigan State/Malawi

2:!5 PM - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

- Global Health, Women and the Changing Political Environment
- This Century's Challenge: Climate Change and Women Leaders
- Global Health Messaging: Building Trust, Engaging Listeners
- Poverty, Health and Organizing for Change
- Barriers: Work/Life Balance, the Tenure Game and More
- Gender Lens in Global Health Research
- Tech in Global Health - Solutions by and for Women
- Designing Solutions that Truly Work: Human-Centered Design in Action
- Building Your Leadership Narrative

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM


3:50 PM - 4:00 PM


Marika Shaw, Arcade Fire and PLUS 1

Interviewer: Cassia van der Hoof Holstein

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Report Back from Breakouts

Point person from each breakout (9 total)

Moderator: Ami Bhatt, Stanford

4:20 PM - 5:05 PM

Panel 3

“How to become a change agent in global health”

Joia Mukherjee, Harvard Medical School, Partners in Health

Amb. Debbie Birx, PEPFAR

Vanessa Kerry, Seed Global Health

Anita Zaidi, BMGF, Pakistan community health

Moderator: Donna Shalala, former HHS Secretary

5:05 PM - 5:35 PM

Call to Action

Michele Barry, Stanford

Roopa Dhatt, Women in Global Health

Heidi Larson, LSHTM

5:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Closing Keynote

Hannah Valantine, NIH

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM