Fall 2016 Intersection Quarterly Review 2016 - Page 11

11 Annual Ideagen UN Empowering Women & Girls Global Summit Pictured Above: Geoffrey Beene Foundation CEO, Merly Corner with Kim Campbell; AARP’s Kamili Wilson; Bright Focus CEO, Stacey Haller; Wells Fargo’s, Maria Georges; Impact 2030’s, Sue Stephenson Leading individuals, companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations gathered for the Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit at United Nations NY Headquarters on July 13, 2016. Leaders convened around the Sustainable Development Global Goals to generate new ideas regarding the impact of mega trends on the empowerment of women and girls across the globe. Specifically, the summit cross-sector collaboration and innovation can be used to solve some of the world’s most vexing issues. Ideagen’s leadership including George Sifakis, Founder and CEO of Ideagen; Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu; Board Chairman Sidhant Gupta from Microsoft; Impact Leader Council CoChairman Dr. Kiko Suarez from Lumina Foundation spoke about the importance of collaboration and cross-sector innovation in technology, healthcare, education and all key sectors that leads toward the empowerment of women and girls and the fulfillment of the sustainable development goals