Agenda: 3rd Annual “POWER of COLLABORATION Global Summit at the United Nations”

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TODAY February 29, 2016 at 10am-6pm is the much-awaited #POC2016 — the

3rd Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit at the United Nations. Hundreds of leaders from across sectors will gather at the historic ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations to engage and collaborate — and turn conversations into action!

The goal of the Power of Collaboration Global Summit is to bring together innovators, leaders and influencers to collectively  and boldly pursue endeavors that embody the best of our human values.  This year we gathered an impressive line up of diverse, distinguished speakers and game-changers!  For those around the world who are not able to join in person at the UN today,  we encourage you to be with us and  Watch the LIVESTREAM here. Get engaged via live tweeting at @IMPACTL21 and let your voices be heard!

Here is TODAY’s  Agenda:

10-10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

H.E. Ambassador Edita Hrda, Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations Constance J. Peak, CFO and co-Founder, IMPACT Leadership 21 Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Former UN Under-Secretary General and High Representative of the UN Steven Olikara, President and Co-Founder, Millennial Action Project

10:15-10:30 Keynote: The Global Economy, Governance and SDGs, The current Economic Situation and Challenges of the Present Economic Order

Dr. Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University.  Honoree, 2015 IZA Prize in Labor Economics from the Institute for the Study of Labor.

10:30-11:20 Panel: Sustainable Societies and Economies: Achieving SDGs, Tackling Climate Change, and Transforming our Cities.

Moderated by Constance J. Peak, CEO MVI Sustainable Technologies;  Co-Founder, IMPACT Leadership 21 Panelists:  Joe Colombano, Director, Office of the Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations  Selwin Hart, Director, Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations  Dr. Daniela Grabmüllerová, Director of the Department of European Affairs, Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic Member of the Habitat III Bureau


Bracebridge Young, Jr., CEO Eclat Impact Betsy Damon, Keepers of the Waters.

11:25-11:35  Special Remarks and Presentation –  Accelerating Technologies to Drive Change

Natasha Tsakos,  conceptual director, interactive designer, idea generator, performer and President and Founder, NTiD Inc.

11:35-12:20  Innovation and the Future of Technology: The Greatest Economic Priority of Our Times?

Moderated by: Tereza Nemessanyi,  Entrepreneur in Residence, Microsoft.   Panelists:  Kunal Sood, Founder & Curator NOV.US.  Tracy Saville, CEO and co-Founder, My Swirl.   Amy Tucker, Co-Founder Sparrow.  Ziv Marom, Founder xFly LLC | ZM Interactice Mark Hatch, CEO and co-Founder, TechShop

12:20-12:30 Special Remarks on Global Entrepreneurship.

Denise Evans, Vice-President for Women and Diversity, B2B Marketing, IBM Jeff Hoffman, Global Speaker and Entrepreneur

12:30-1:15 Global Entrepreneurship: Driving Change in Emerging Economies.

Moderated by:  Bonnie Abrams, Executive Director of Creative Services, VOGUE Panelists:  Twyla Garrett, President & CEO of International Management Enterprises, Inc.; Jeff Hoffman, Multi-awarded global entrepreneur, CEO, Global Board of Directors, Global Entrepreneurship Week in 150 countries) Tatyana Kanzaveli, CEO& Founder, Open Health Network, Mentor, Richard Branson Entrepreneur Centre; Naila Chowdhury, Founder and Chair, TeleConsult Group-Bangladesh, Technology Advisor, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Yan Wang, Co-Founder of Mopay Finance Informatio

Announcement of “IMPACT Leadership 21 500 Initiative”  in Partnership with iCrowdNewswire, FSUN and IPS

Hector Botero, President, iCrowdNewswire

3:05- 3:50  Inclusive Economies:  Why “Business as Usual” Is Not Sustainable

Moderated by Tony Tenicela,  Global Leader, Workforce Diversity and LGBT Markets, IBM.   Panelists:  Ana Duarte-Mccarthy, Chief Diversity Officer, Citi Fenimore Fisher, Deputy Commissioner, Citywide Chief Diversity & EEO Officer Department of Citywide Administrative Services – New York City  Sofia Bonnet, Global Diversity Leader for AP, GCG, Europe, MEA, and Japan, IBM Michael Pellman Rowland, Senior Vice President, The Vector Group, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley


3:50-4:00 Presentation of the 2016 IMPACT Honors, Celebrating The Courage to Drive Change.

Presentation of the 2016 IMPACT Frederick Douglass Award, Honoring Outstanding MaleChampions for Gender Equality.

Presentation of the 2016 Spirit of Collaboration Award

(Award Presenters:  Ambassador Edita Hrda, Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Denise Evans, IBM and Constance J. Peak)


4:00-4:15 “IMPACT Spotlight:  Driving Change with Bloomberg Philanthropies”.

One on One with Verna Eggleston, Women’s Economic Development atBloomberg Philanthropies MacDella Cooper, Founder, The Macdella Cooper Foundation

4:15-5:00  Health and Wellbeing:  Innovative Solutions to Drive Change and Thrive.

Moderated by Shalini  Vadhera,  Founder and CEO, Power Beauty Living, Author, Passport to Beauty.   Panelists:  Brenda Raphael, Global Established Products North America U.S. Brands Lead, Pfizer Danielle Butin, Founder and Executive Director, Afya Foundation;  Dave Austin, Author of the International Bestseller Be A Beast: Unleash Your Animal Instincts For Performance Driven Results, Founder Extreme Focus; Johannes C. Eichstaedt, Co-Founder, the World Well-Being Project.

5:00-5:50  Featured Panel:   IMPACT Signature Series

Conversations with Men:  “Accelerating the Role of Women in Peace, Safety and Security for Sustainable Economies”   Introductions by Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury, Former UN Under-Secretary General and High Representative of the UN

Moderated by H. E. Ambassador Elizabeth Flores-Flake, Permanent Mission of Honduras to the United Nations.   Panelists:  Jessica Robinson, CEO and Founder, PurePoint International;  Dr. Armen Orujyan, Founder and Chairman, Athgo;  Dr. Ivan Khan, CEO and President, Khan’s Tutorial, Founder, Khan Foundation; Devin Thorpe, Founder and Producer, Your Mark on the World. Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange


A Glimpse to Next Stop: Conversations With Men™  (And Women)  in Hollywood

Chiara Tilesi, Film Producer, Founder, Globunity; Founder,  We Do It Together; Award-winning Poet; Philanthropist.

***Conversations With Men™ is The Groundbreaking and Pioneering Forum on Engaging Men In Achieving a Gender-Balanced Leadership at the Top

5:55-6:00 Closing and Commitments to Action on Agenda 2030.  Ambassador Edita Hrda and Constance J. Peak

6:30-8:00 IMPACT & Power Beauty Living VIP Networking and Reception (Invitation Only) Hosted by Shalini Vadhera, Award-Winning Author, CEO and Founder, Passport to Beauty.  Venue:  ONE Millennium Hotel, UN Plaza.

Masters of Ceremonies:

Leslie Grossman, Leadership Consultant, Coach and Facilitator, Chair, VISTAGE Private Advisory Boards for CEOs Vincent Molinari, Executive Director, Ouisa

Contact Information:
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Janet Salazar, IMPACT Leadership 21

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