Monday, October 20, 2014

Conference today on Economic Incentives for Gender Parity

I'll be a guest today at a conference that SIEPR is hosting for the Forum of Young Global Leaders, Economic Incentives for Gender Parity.

I plan to speak briefly about some of the difficulties that confront two-career couples in navigating the job market, and how those have evolved in the last half century.

Here's the morning agenda; I understand that there are also breakout sessions in the afternoon.

9am  Keynote Address:
  • Al Roth, Nobel Prize Recipient in Economic Sciences
  • Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, Samasource

9:30am  Panel 1: The Future of Philanthropy through a Gender Lens
Leader: Kate Roberts, Co-Founder The Women’s Investment Network and SVP PSI
Jocelyn Wyatt, Co-Lead and Executive Director of
  • Pam Scott, Philanthropist and Founder of The Curious Company
  • Rebecca Van Dyke, CMO of Facebook
  • Patricia Devereux, Executive Director, The Mastercard Foundation
  • Jenn Alcorn, Private Donor Engagement for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
10:30am Panel 2: Women in Technology and Social Entrepreneurship
Leader: Soulaima Gourani, 40 under 40, Rising Star and Talent 2014, Top 100 Talent Europe, YGL
  • Telle Whitney, President and CEO, Anita Borg Institute, Fast Company's list of Most Influential Women in Technology in 2011
  • Leila Janah, CEO Samasource, Entrepreneur's 7 most powerful people to watch in 2014, Forbe's 30 under 30, YGL
  • Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished author and journalist, Time’s list of the Top 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech

11:15am Panel 3: Women and Leadership in Global Organizations
Leader: Analisa Balares, CEO of Womensphere, Chair of Womensphere Foundation, YGL
  • Susan Athey, Former Chief Economist, Microsoft, John Bates Clark Medal recipient
  • Sonita Lontoh – Head of Marketing, Trilliant; Chairman, Indonesian Diaspora Foundation
  • Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, CEO, Global Fund for Women; Board Member, CARE
  • Rajiv Pant, Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times; YGL
  • Lila Ibrahim, President, Coursera; Founder & CEO, Team4Tech; YGL

12:00pm Panel 4: Women and Entrepreneurship
Leader: Deborah Kan, Executive Producer Wall Street Journal, YGL

  • Ben Rattray, Founder and CEO,, Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people
  • Shaherose Charania, Founder and CEO, Women 2.0 and Founder Labs; CEOWorld Magazine's list of Most Influential Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter 
  • Danae Ringelmann, Founder and Chief Development Officer at Indiegogo; Top 50 Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company
  • Miriam Rivera, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Minerva; Stanford Board of Trustees; Top 10 Corporate Attorneys in the United States by Corporate Counsel Magazine in 2005; Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal in 2011
  • Randi Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media; Editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated; Former Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook 

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