Agenda

(Last updated: April 25, 2018)

Friday - April 12, 2019

Happy Hour

06:00-07:00

Film Screening: This Changes Everything

07:00-08:30

Panel Discussion

  • Director Tom Donahue, Producer IIan Arboleda, Executive Producer Ku-Ling Yurman,

    and Director/Activist Maria Giese

  • Moderator: Cecily Tyler, Research Fellow, Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation

In the follow-up to his documentary Casting By, Tom Donahue explores the insidious and systemic sexism in Hollywood through the voices of marquee celebrities, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, and many other ambassadors of the #TimesUp movement.

08:30-09:00

Saturday - April 13, 2019

07:30-08:30

Registration


08:45-09:00

Opening remarks by Conference Co-Chairs and Faculty Advisor


09:00-10:00

First Plenary: Keynote Opening Remarks by Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International

Introduction: Anne Thibault, MC/MPA at HKS

Opening keynote by a pioneer in international development to reflect on informal forms of power beyond designations and hierarchies, representing the diversity of women in leadership and our collective stride towards gender equality. Mrs. Byanyima will echo the women around the world who are leaders on the front-lines of change, bust some myths about the global economy and expose the hidden and visible barriers that discriminate against women and girls - especially those who live in poverty - and deny them opportunities.


10:10-11:25

Panels:

  • Young Female Leadership: The Next Generation’s Journey to Power

  • Gender and Changing Climate: Challenges and Opportunities

  • The Future of Women in the Republican Party


morning break

11:25-11:35


11:35-12:50

Panels:

  • Gender-Based Violence and Mental Health

  • Women in Technology

Workshops: (1.5 hours)

  • Negotiation

    • With Monica Giannone, Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project

  • The Arts of Communication

    • With Allison Shapira, Harvard Kennedy School Communications Program


12:50-01:30

Birds of Feather Roundtable Lunch


01:30-02:30

Keynote Conversation with Iris Bohnet: “How Do We Make Gender Equality Happen?”
Location: Harvard Kennedy School Foyer (1st Floor of Littauer)


02:00-03:30

coffee break


02:45-04:10

Panels:

  • Agents for Change: Debiasing Classrooms to Bridge Gender Gaps at Harvard and Beyond

  • New Political Narratives


Workshops: (2.5 hours)

  • Public Narrative

    • With Marshall Ganz, Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society

  • Power and Privilege (Anti-Racism)

    • With Darnisa Amante of DEEP (Dig Deep for Racial Equity)

02:45-05:25


04:10-05:25

Panels:

  • Intersectional Movements and Solidarity Across Multiple Feminisms

  • Female Entrepreneurship and Gender-Lens Investing

  • Women Shaping Foreign Policy


05:35-06:30

Closing remarks from Keynote Speaker (TBA)


06:30-08:00

Performing Arts as Activism: Cocktail hour and reception
Location: Wexner Commons (Winter Garden)

  • Diksha Bijlani, MPP Student at HKS

  • Tanya Gupta, CEO, Here There Everywhere introducing Artwork