An international colloquium hosted by Bryn Mawr College
McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall
4 December 2012


9:45-10:15 a.m. Registration and Coffee

10:15-10:30 a.m. Welcome, President Jane McAuliffe

10:30-11:15 a.m. Keynote Address,Mary Ellen Iskendarian, President and CEO, Women's World Banking

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Case Studies: Partnerships for Sustainable Development, Building Social Movements, Creating Citizen Journalists
This session will feature three brief presentations, in the model of TED talks, of recent projects that face the challenges of the present moment, and take advantage of new opportunities for women’s advancement.

  • Case 1 Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Clean Water Microfranchises, Tess Mateo, Managing Director and Founder, CXCatalysts
  • Case 2 Building Social Movements: , Shelby Knox, Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights,
  • Case 3 Using Technology for Change: The Multiplier Effect of Digital Networks, Jensine (Yen-See Nah) Larsen Founder, World Pulse

12:45-2 p.m. Lunch and Networking, Great Hall, Thomas Library

2:15-3:30 p.m. New Leaders, New Strategies
This panel discussion will bring together leaders of several organizations that seek to engage a new generation of young women in women’s advancement efforts in the U.S. and around the world. They bring new perspectives on action, advocacy, engagement, fundraising to expanding women’s empowerment. 


3:30-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45-4:15 p.m. Universities and Social Enterpreneurship: President Jane McAuliffe interviews Michele Leaman, Changemaker Campus Director,
Ashoka U

4:15-5:15 p.m. Young Activists: The Next Wave of Change

Molly Fessler, Bryn Mawr College; Vanessa Gonzalez, Bryn Mawr College; Karisa Klemm, Smith College; Aarti Rao, Swarthmore College; Kelsey Bilek, Haverford College; Molly Fessler, Bryn Mawr College; Rachel Gillette, Open Society Foundations; Vanessa Gonzalez, Bryn Mawr College

5:15-6:15 p.m. Reception