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Session 10 - In Cooperation with the United States Embassy in Jakarta

Empowering Women and Girls

Saturday, 2 September 2023

20:15 - 21:15 (GMT+7)

In a photo taken in 1927 Marie Curie appears as the only woman seated among many male scientists during the 5th Solvay Conference. Fast forward to 96 years later in another Solvay Conference, the group photo is very much different. In place of a lone Marie Curie, many more women are in the picture. The two photos are evidence of how women's influence has significantly grown over the years. The role of women has become indispensable to the modern age. Their involvement gives rise to rapid economic growth and triggers innovation in many sectors. Their contributions have changed the world so much for the better.

This session, in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Jakarta, features a panel of women leaders who review the challenges hindering the full achievement of gender equality. They discuss the necessity of transformative investments particularly in ensuring adolescent girls' access to education and health care while upholding their bodily autonomy. The panel calls on the audience to join Global Citizen and FPCI in advocacy for women's economic power and to support investment in women as drivers of change.


In Cooperation with

Panelists & Moderator


Ivy Josiah

Gender Consultant & Educator

Olinda Salguero

Representative for Central America of the Global Peace Foundation

Chinenye Onyemaizu

Managing Partner of Lex Luminar

Nindia Satiman

Indonesian Women in Foreign Policy (WFP) Fellow

Areesha Shafqat

Research Coordinator at Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future (PRCCSF)

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