Women Leaders in Global Health Conference 2020

From 13-15 October, WomenLift Health will convene the fourth annual Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference. This year’s conference will take place in a virtual format, providing an opportunity to reach a broader audience, elevate new voices, and facilitate geography-specific discussion, while maintaining the sense of global community, learning and passion that has characterized the conferences since their start.

13 October: Spotlight on South Asia (10:00am – 1:00pm UTC) (Google | Outlook | iCal)

14 October: Spotlight on Africa (12:00pm – 3:00pm UTC) (Google | Outlook | iCal)

15 October: Global Dialogue (1:00pm – 4:00pm UTC) (Google | Outlook | iCal)

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About WLGH 2020

From 13-15 October, WomenLift Health will convene the fourth annual Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) Conference. This year’s conference will take place in a virtual format, providing an opportunity to reach a broader audience, elevate new voices, and facilitate geography-specific discussion, while maintaining the sense of global community, learning and passion that has characterized the conferences since their start.

COVID-19 is an acute reminder of what is at stake in global health decision making, and how disparities in leadership profoundly limit our ability to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. It has also shown us that when women lead, positive change happens for all. In 2020, against the backdrop of COVID-19 and growing calls for social change, the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference is more important than ever.

Women Leaders in Global Health 2020 will take place over the course of three days, with three hours of dynamic sessions and speakers each day. There will be two distinct days on women’s leadership in South Asia and Africa, culminating in a day of global dialogue. While the geography-specific days are geared toward South Asia and Africa through both timing and focus, these sessions are open to everyone.

13 October: Spotlight on South Asia (10:00am – 1:00pm UTC) (Google | Outlook | iCal)

14 October: Spotlight on Africa (12:00pm – 3:00pm UTC) (Google | Outlook | iCal)

15 October: Global Dialogue (1:00pm – 4:00pm UTC) (Google | Outlook | iCal)

Click here to see the times in your time zone: Time Zone Converter

The theme of this year’s conference is Connect | Commit | Act. We believe that by coming together, we can shape a collective vision for global health, where diverse women have a seat at the decision-making table. Join us!

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Special Opportunity

We are delighted that Grand Challenges Annual Meeting and WomenLift Health are offering an invitation only joint plenary on 20 October. When you register for the WLGH Conference, select yes for the question on the joint plenary to be issued an invitation mid-October.

Joint Plenary Session with WomenLift Health and the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

From the Frontlines to Labs to Boardrooms: Women & Girls at the Center of Global Health & Development Innovation

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

08:00-9:40 Seattle | 11:00-12:40 New York | 16:00-17:40 London | 20:30-22:10 Delhi | 23:00-00:40 Beijing

On Tuesday 20 October, WomenLift Health and the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting will co-host a plenary session that will discuss how COVID-19 is exacerbating existing gender, racial, economic and social inequities, explore strategies to actively center the needs of women and girls in the COVID-19 response and the global health and development innovation agenda, and identify pathways to elevate more women leaders.

Next Session

2020