HeForShe Summit

The HeForShe Summit is the leading platform of the United Nations for policy, corporate and academic leaders who are working for a more diverse, inclusive and gender equal world.

Over the last six years, a unique group of world leaders from government, business and academia have worked to address some of today's most pressing social issues. Known as HeForShe Champions, these Presidents, Prime Ministers, CEOs, and Academic Leaders came together at the HeForShe Summit to share their journey. Watch these front-line leaders of industry and policy as they shared tangible actions that everyone can take to make the world a more equal place.



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Event Program

Opening Remarks
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director

UN Women

Setting The Global Context
Isabel Berwick
Isabel Berwick

Editor, Work & Careers

Financial Times

Anastasios Economou
Anastasios Economou

Global Chairman

YPO

A Message From
Sauli Niinistö
H.E. Sauli Niinistö

President

Finland

Fireside Chat
Bob Moritz
Bob Moritz

Global Chairman

PwC

Anita Bhatia
Anita Bhatia

Deputy Executive Director for UN Coordination, Partnerships, Resources and Sustainability

UN Women

A Message From
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
H.E Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

President

Iceland

Eliminating The Gender Pay Gap
Sébastien Bazin
Sébastien Bazin

Chairman & CEO

Accor

Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Chairman & CEO

Schneider Electric

Annette Young
Annette Young

Host, The 51 Percent
France 24

A Message From
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Director & CEO

BNP Paribas

Accelerating Women in Leadership
Alan Jope
Alan Jope

CEO

Unilever

Sim Tshabalala
Sim Tshabalala

CE

Standard Bank Group

Antoine Sire
Antoine Sire

Head of Company Engagement

BNP Paribas

Annette Young
Annette Young

Host, The 51 Percent
France 24

The Role of Men
Jes Staley
Jes Staley

CEO

Barclays

Henri Bruxelles
Henri Bruxelles

COO, End-to-End Design

Danone

Kevin Sneader
Kevin Sneader

Global Managing Partner

McKinsey & Co.

Taylor Nicole Rogers
Taylor Nicole Rogers

US Labour & Equalities Correspondent

Financial Times

Building More Equal Societies
Bruce Cleaver
Bruce Cleaver

CEO

De Beers Group

Nick Read
Nick Read

CEO

Vodafone

Geri Horner
Geri Horner

Singer-songwriter

Author & Businesswoman

A Message From
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg

Actor, Comedian,

Screenwriter & Producer

Ending Gender-Based Violence
Paul Wainaina
Paul Wainaina

Vice Chancellor

Kenyatta University

Carl Foulkes
Carl Foulkes

Chief Constable

UK Policing

Vahan Agopyan
Vahan Agopyan

President

University of São Paulo

Kalliopi Mingeirou
Kalliopi Mingeirou

Chief Ending Violence Against Women Section

UN Women

A Message From
Ömer Koç
Ömer M. Koç

Chairman

Koç Holding

Creating New Cultural Norms
Feridun Hamdullahpur
Feridun Hamdullahpur

President

University of Waterloo

Seiichi Matsuo
Seiichi Matsuo

President

Nagoya University

John J. DeGioia
John J. DeGioia

President

Georgetown University

Dr. Shruti Kapoor
Dr. Shruti Kapoor

Founder & CEO

Sayfty

A Message From
Paul Kagame
H.E. Paul Kagame

President

Rwanda

Engaging Our Future Leaders
Maurie McInnis
Maurie McInnis

President

Stony Brook University

David M. Velazquez
David M. Velazquez

President & CEO

Pepco Holdings

Ahmad Alhendawi
Ahmad Alhendawi

Secretary General

World Scouting

Taylor Nicole Rogers
Taylor Nicole Rogers

US Labour & Equalities Correspondent

Financial Times

A Message From
Justin Trudeau
H.E. Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister

Canada

A Message From
Fernando Desouches
Fernando Desouches

Managing Director at New Macho

BBD Perfect Storm