Opening Keynote: Elizabeth Nyamayaro
MIMA + MPLS MadWomen Presents: Elizabeth Nyamayaro & Jana Shortal
Everything from crowdfunding a small non-profit to starting a revolution can be done online and scaled to a community you never knew existed. While there are still questions of an algorithmic bubble that insulates us within our own values and ideals, we are literally only a click away from seeing the other side. But what happens after you click, like, or share? When does a social movement become policy and drive systemic change? Elizabeth Nyamayaro of United Nations Women shares her journey building a global coalition of male advocates for female empowerment. Moderated by KARE 11 news anchor Jana Shortal, MIMA + MPLS MadWomen Present: Using Social Platforms To Make An Actual Difference will explore the new age of social activism and what we can do to engage more communities, turning clicks into action.
A strong advocate for women’s rights and economic empowerment, Ms. Nyamayaro has worked at the forefront of Africa’s development agenda for more than a decade in both the public and private sector, and previously held positions with UNAIDS, World Health Organization and the World Bank.
About Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Senior Advisor to Under Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women, and Global Head of the HeForShe Initiative
Elizabeth Nyamayaro is Senior Advisor to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women and the Head of the HeForShe Initiative, a global solidarity movement which seeks to engage men and boys as advocates for gender equality. A strong advocate for women rights and economic empowerment, Ms. Nyamayaro has worked at the forefront of Africa’s development agenda for more than a decade in both the public and private sector, and previously held positions with UNAIDS, World Health Organization and the World Bank. Prior to UN Women, she was Director External Affairs & Policy, Africa and part of the Corporate Strategy Office at Merck. Born in Zimbabwe and a Political Scientist by training, Ms. Nyamayaro holds a MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.