SAP New York, 10 Hudson Yards, New York City, NY
Thursday, September 14th, 2017 
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Event Agenda



10:30 am - 11:00 am

Registration and networking 


11:00 am - 11:10 am


Ruthie Ackerman and Christina Vuleta, Forbes


11:10 am - 11:20 am

Opening Remarks 

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women


11:20 am - 11:40 am

Making Innovation Work for Women and Girls

Yannick Glemarec, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women


11:40 am - 12:00 pm

 Developing Women as Innovators 

Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP SE


12:00 pm - 12:20 pm


United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed


12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Overcoming Barriers to Advancing Women in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Moderator Kristy Wallace, CEO Ellevate;

  • Lorraine Hariton, NY Academy of Science Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships; 
  • Ben Zelinsky, PwC Partner Technology Consulting
  • Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President and Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, An Innovation community for SAP Leonardo
  • Ali Marano, JPMorgan Chase Executive Director: Technology for Social Good, Diversity & Inclusion.


1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Bridging the Digital Divide 

Nate Hurst, HP Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer


1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Championing Girls in STEM 

Meredith Walker, Founder Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls


1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Advancing Women in STEM 

Christyl Johnson, NASA Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments with Arielle Gross, Global Program Manager at Facebook


2:00 pm -  2:40 pm

Using Technology to Accelerate the Achievement of Agenda 2030

Moderator Alexandra Amouyel, Executive Director, Solve at Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

  • Michele Malejki, HP Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation;
  • Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn Head of U.S Public Policy;
  • Shaloo Garg, Oracle Global Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem
  • Yolande Piazza, CEO Citi FinTech


2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Education Equity to Advance Agenda 2030  

Karen Wood, BHP Billiton Foundation Chairman


3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Using Technology to Advance Women Entrepreneurs

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Actress, Chief Brand Officer and Co-Founder Foodstirs with Nate Hurst, HP Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer


3:20 pm - 4:10 pm

Solutions for Advancing Women and Girls in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship 

Moderator Jackie Glenn, DELL Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion; 

  • Athalie Williams, Chief People Officer BHP Billiton;
  • Paul Landers, Program Director Technology for Good, Ericsson;
  • Charu Adesnik, Deputy Director Cisco Foundation;
  • Claudia Chan, CEO of S.H.E. SUMMIT & Author of This is how we rise.


4:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Strategies for Achieving Planet 50-50 by 2030 

Kelli Wells, Executive Director General Electric Foundation


4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Empowering all Women through Social Entrepreneurship

Rachel Roy, Founder of Rachel Roy with Dr. Nina Ansary


4:50 pm- 5:10 pm

Banking on the Power of Women

Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation Officer, Citi


5:10 pm - 5:30 pm

How to Make Your Innovation Work for Women

Tobi Pearce, CEO SWEAT with Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, an Innovation Community for SAP Leonardo 


5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

How to Become a Global Citizen

Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen with Maggie Lake, CNN Money anchor


5:50 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Ann Rosenberg and Michelle King, Event SAP Host and UN Women Organizer


6:00 pm

Close and Cocktails

Ruthie Ackerman and Christina Vuleta, Forbes


6:00 pm - 7:00pm

Kweighbaye Kotee, Founder & CEO of Bushwick Film Festival, will showcase the upcoming Bushwick Film Festival.

Claudia Chan, CEO of S.H.E. SUMMIT & Author of This is how we rise, will showcase the upcoming S.H.E. SUMMIT

Book signing by Ms. Nina Ansary, author of Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran.

Musical Performance by Elise Le Grow. 


Entrance to 10 Hudson Yards