Gender Smart Investing Summit 2020

The Gender-Smart Investing Summit is an invite-only forum that brings together 350 thought leaders and game changers from a range of backgrounds to drive collaborative dialogue and leverage our collective capacity to unlock barriers to deploying capital in a gender-smart way.

Some join with a primary focus on gender equality, some focus on the power of women making markets. Some have a primary commitment to issues such as the climate crisis, education, health, or human rights.

All share a common belief that together, we can move more global gender-smart capital, more strategically, and spark real and lasting change.

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From April 27 to April 29, 2020 at Wokefield Place just outside London, we will convene 350 leaders shaping the significant movement of capital for a fairer world. The rural grounds allow for a productive retreat away from the chaos of England’s capital, providing valuable space and time for action-focused dialogue and careful reflection.

Summit Goals

Our transformative 2018 Global Gender-Smart Investing Summit convened the full spectrum of stakeholders advancing the gender-lens investing movement. The atmosphere was electric: new partnerships were forged, deep commitments were made and the field took a bold leap forward.

Our invite-only 2020 Global Summit builds on this momentum, to the theme of Further, Faster, Smarter. An independent delegate selection committee will curate the gathering of diverse global leaders who share our goal of engaging in outcomes-oriented dialogue, and address the bottlenecks that stand in the way of deploying billions of additional gender-smart dollars.

Summit Structure

Our design principles for the Summit’s agenda are grounded in creating a highly interactive environment. Each session is structured to:

  • maximise collaborative work

  • allow for open and vulnerable sharing

  • foster new connections

  • accelerate individual, organisational and field-level gender-smart journeys


2020 GlobeMed Summit

Redefine: Challenging Notions Within Global Health Equity!

We are incredibly excited to host our 13th annual Summit in Evanston, IL from March 26-29, 2020.

The theme for our 2020 GlobeMed Summit is “Redefine: Challenging Notions Within Global Health Equity” and will focus conversations around reimagining traditional concepts of, assumptions about, and approaches to four areas:

  • Health

  • Wealth

  • Partnership

  • Leadership

Using GlobeMed’s signature learning model, within these topic areas our participants will intentionally reflect on the impact and meaning of challenging the status quo, engage in learning and awareness about new and stimulating ideas, discern the importance of the work and their role in it, and spark plans of action together to take back to their campuses.

What is Summit?

The GlobeMed Summit catalyzes collective learning & collaboration between ~150 students, grassroots partners, and peer organizations from around the world. This conference provides students with a critical understanding of the intersections between global health and social justice, educates about ethical practices in global engagement, and provides a space for like-minded individuals to network and form relationships grounded in values of social justice and health equity.

Who can attend Summit?

The Summit is held every Spring in the Chicagoland area. Full Summit registration is made available only to GlobeMed chapter members and alumni, which includes lodging, some meals, and access to all workshops and events throughout the weekend. Applications typically open every December for the following year.

What can I expect from Summit?

We have been privileged to host a variety of speakers including non-profit leaders, corporate executives, and our own GlobeMed alumni and partners.  Past Summits have featured organizational representatives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Company, the Abbott Fund, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, FACE AIDS, GBCHealth, Global Health Corps, Partners In Health, Public Health Institute, Human Rights Watch, Chevron, APCO Worldwide, Purpose, AMPATH, and USAID.

All featured keynote events are open to the public. Past keynote speakers include global leaders such as Paul Farmer, Joseph Amon, Stephen Lewis, Joia Mukherjee, and Gary Slutkin.


Agents of Change Summit 2020

The Agents of Change Summit returns on February 10 & 11, 2020 with new research, case studies, technologies, and insights to help Public Health Professionals change health behaviors in their communities. Designed specifically for those who challenge the status quo, #AOCS20 will equip over 700 practitioners with the latest evidence-based strategies and technological tools that can help inspire health behavior change in communities large and small. The 2020 Summit will expand on topics covered in previous years, like tobacco, physical activity, nutrition, and sexual health, by diving deeper into important issues such as opioid misuse, vaping, and mental health. By attending the Summit, you can immerse yourself in an environment of innovation that brings change agents together with science and technology experts to learn and collaborate towards more effective public health programs.


Women Deliver 2019 Conference

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.

The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.


Katapult Future Fest 2019

Katapult Future Fest explores how exponential technologies, consciousness and impact investing can be used to transcend the UN Sustainable Development Goals and build a future we want to live in. The KFF program aims to increase participants' knowledge and understanding of:

• Exponential technologies Learn from leading experts everything you need to know about the technologies that will take your organization to the next level; AI, Blockchain VR, AR, Robotics, 3D-printing, nanotech, biotech and quantum computing.

• Consciousness Understand the psychology of awareness and how we as humans can make conscious decisions on our use of technology.

• Impact investing Meet impact-driven tech startups and investors that are outperforming the market financially while making the world a better place.

This year we have invited experts to carry out deep-dives on the Future of Education, Environment, Food, Health and Financial Inclusion. We will focus on how YOU can help solve societal and environmental challenges using tools such as exponential technologies, consciousness, and impact investing.

 


UNITE FOR SIGHT: Global Health and Innovation Conference

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.