10th Annual International Women’s Day Forum: Marking a Milestone, Continuing the Momentum
March 4, 2020
Women Entrepreneurs: Plan, Launch and Grow Your Business
Learn the fundamentals of planning, launching and growing a business as a female entrepreneur! This 90-minute workshop includes helpful exercises and tips for identifying your target audience, designing a business plan for launch, and growing your customer base through strategic selling and positioning.
Register at: g.co/GrowNYC
Powered By Women Reception
Attendees are invited to join Grow with Google and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to kick-off the 2020 International Women’s Day Forum with a reception that is powered by women entrepreneurs at the Grow with Google Learning Center in Chelsea.
March 5, 2020
Registration and Breakfast
Where are We Now?
Women’s full participation in the economy results in stronger economic growth, but tracking this advancement can be tricky. How do we measure progress as it relates to gender equality initiatives? Improvements in gender equality and advancement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals begin with partnerships and good data. This session will look at how to use both to drive discourse and action.
Succeeding in STEM
Women are a critical factor in solving the world’s biggest problems, and today’s youth will be the history-makers of tomorrow. But in the U.S., women make up just 24% of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce, far below most other sectors. This session will explore how firsthand experiences in STEM can create a career pathway for young women.
Welcome Sesame: A Chance to Change the Course of a Generation
A groundbreaking program between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee aims to address the damaging impacts of crisis and displacement on children in the Middle East. This session will highlight the partnership that is bringing hope and opportunity to a generation of refugee children.
Transition to Issue Discussions
We ask all attendees to come to these innovative issue discussions with a student and teacher hat on. These sessions will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from industry experts and share their knowledge and experience as they relate to specific topics in empowerment and opportunity for women and girls.
Redefining Opportunity in our Nation’s Capital and Across the Globe
Catalyzing Early Careers in STEM
Investing in Innovating Women
Transition to General Program and Buffet Lunch
Luncheon Program: Women and Wealth
This fireside chat will address how to improve financial health for women, including closing the gender investing gap between men and women.
10 Years Thinking Outside the (Birch)box
Fighting Gender Stereotypes
Harry’s has become a catalyst for supporting mental health programs for men around the world. In particular, their partnership with A CALL TO MEN has proven that educating men on living healthy and respectful lives benefits women, as well. This session will explore how working together benefits all members of society.
Transition to Issue Discussions
We ask all attendees to come with a student and teacher hat on to these innovative sessions that provide attendees the opportunity to hear from industry experts and to share their knowledge and experience as they relate to specific topics in empowerment and opportunity.
Improving How Women and Girls are Portrayed in Media
Negotiating Skillfully with the Best Strategies
From Spend to Impact: Supplier Diversity 2.0
Transition to General Program
A Conversation with Founding Females
This series of short talks, followed by a panel conversation, will address how female entrepreneurs who are starting and scaling businesses are overcoming challenges.
Women, Work, and the Future: A Conversation with YWCA USA and Google
This fireside chat will focus on women and girls’ education needs of the future, pathways to jobs, and entrepreneurship.
Moving Beyond Diversity and Inclusion
Real inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the worth of all people is recognized. This session will address how we can make greater progress on inclusion by broadening the conversation beyond gender and looking at the intersectionality of many social identities.
2020 and Beyond: Women and Civic Engagement
It’s been 100 years since women gained the right to vote here in America. We know that the participation of women in politics and government is critical to creating a healthy community and a vibrant democracy in which everyone thrives. This session will focus on how women and companies can engage and improve the voting process.