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This special meeting on Women Inspiring a Peaceful & Sustainable Future, is hosted by CSPOC, a United Nations accredited NGO focused on self-sustaining solutions through integrating Health, Education and Enterprise, whilst celebrating Diversity & Inclusion and recognising women as key to longitudinal change.

WIN has worked on advancing, inspiring, developing and connecting women for 25 years. The organization has had a strong impact globally, and is particularly well connected in Europe, Africa and Japan. Global Citizen Forum (GCF) works for a world that goes beyond gender, nationality and boundaries and brings its Asian network to the collaboration.

GCF and WIN have worked together since 2019 plan to host a 2 day major convening on Women Leaders Pioneering a Thriving Future at the UN in New York in 2023. As part of several stops on the way to this meeting, we convene in Geneva on 16 May 2022.

WIN and GCF are honored that CSPOC is inviting GCF and WIN and their respective communities to create and be a part of this timely gathering in Geneva. This initiative in Geneva and the journey towards New York is directed and executed by Kristin Engvig and her team.

Women Inspiring a Peaceful & Sustainable Future
Kicking off 11 am CET 16 May

Celebrating the tremendous efforts by women around the world in shaping a peaceful and sustainable future, this meeting explores the impact of women in leadership. How do they inspire and empower others to live up to their full potential and leave a mark on their organizations, communities and the world at large. The meeting highlights women creating peace and working in a regenerative way towards a sustainable future for all.

Coming from international organizations, companies, associations, and start-ups, participants will have a chance to learn from inspirational speakers and interact in small working groups. We will accelerate projects focused on different aspects of the SDGs: the environment, women’s leadership, diversity and inclusion, education and more. Purposeful networking will strengthen connections for our work together.

United Nations Office at Geneva

The United Nations Office at Geneva is one of the four major offices of the United Nations. As such, Geneva is home to many of the UN agencies such as the WTO, WHO, etc, as well as numerous international institutions, NGOs, associations and companies. 

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10:30 Welcome Coffee


11:00 Opening Ceremony: Women Inspiring a Peaceful and Sustainable Future

With things going on in the world, how do we assure women are free and have equal access to education, health and work? What is the role of women in leadership in inspiring others to live up to their full potential and creating a thriving future? What is the role of men?

  • Dr. Royston Flude, President, CSPOC 

  • Dr. M, Global Leader & Businessman, Global Citizen Forum 

  • Kristin Engvig, Founder & CEO, WIN  

11:40 Facilitated Connections

Let’s get acquainted and discuss, what are the big changes you see in the world and what are some opportunities that have emerged from them?

12:00 Panel: A World in Transformation 

Let’s look at the big changes in the world and how they are impacting women. What are the forces shaping how we live and work? What are the impacts of Covid, world conflicts, food supply, the accelerated pace of technological change, mental health and waves of migrants and refugees? What do the changes mean for you and me as leaders, and what do they mean for a more peaceful and sustainable future?

  • Asal Latifi, Student, Hove Park School

  • Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief, Trade, Gender and Development, UNCTAD 

  • Adriana Quiñones, Director, UN Women Liaison Office 

  • Lorella Zanardo, Women’s Rights Activist Director, New Eyes for the Media 

13:00 Networking & Lunch Break 

For those of you who chose Lunch & Refreshments at registration, the lunch vouchers can be used in the Cafeteria, Building A. Otherwise, there are snack-style options at the Serpent Bar, card-only. 

15:00 Panel: The New Ways of Working and Leading for Peace & Sustainability

From technological change to flexible working, what are the trends within organizations and what do they mean for women, for the feminine? With mental health concerns on the rise, how can we create wellness and balance at work and in the world to regenerate our bodies and the environment? What are new ways of working and innovations that have emerged and do they incorporate and value the feminine? What are some cases of organizations contributing to a peaceful and sustainable future?

  • Annette Brüls, CEO, Medela 

  • Thalia Mingo, Global Lead, Bristol Myers Squibb Network of Women (B-NOW)

  • Tiziana Mele, Managing Director, Lundbeck Italia

  • Mine Uran, Co-Founder & CEO, Alver World

16:00 Facilitated Connections

Please share a time when you really felt included? What do you think is the best way to practice inclusion?


16:10 Creating Impact 

How can we expand access to power and increase the number of women in decision making roles? How can we create peace within our lives and in our world?

  • Rekha Mody, Founder, Divya Chaya Trust, Habiart Foundation & Stree Shakti 

  • Caroline Kende-Robb, Senior Adviser, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)

  • Nathalie Lepeltier, Author, Speaker & Founder, Conscious Future Institute

16:33 Facilitated Connections

How do we create the future of work with humanity at its core? What does it mean to lead with your heart? 


16:45 Panel: Women Pioneering and Inspiring the Future

We will hear from outstanding women leaders: What are some ways to pioneer more peace, gender equality, sustainability, wellness and inclusion worldwide? How do we inspire the way forward to a peaceful and sustainable future that benefits all?

  • Anna Gritching, Musician and Researcher, Border Meetings and University of Vermont

  • Dr. Fawzya Al Farsi, Former Member, State Council in the Majlis A’ Dowla, Oman 

  • Mynoo Maryel, Co-Founder, Federation 100 and JEGO 

  • F.man, Visual Conceptual Artist, F.man Art 

17:45 Closing Remarks

  • Hanna Mazur, CEO, LLC REACT

  • Dr. Royston Flude, President, CSPOC 

  • Dr. M, Global Leader & Businessman, Global Citizen Forum 

  • Kristin Engvig, Founder & CEO, WIN  

18:00 Aperitif

The aperitif will take place in the area adjoining the Serpent Bar, Building E.

19:30 Optional VIP Dinner

Shuttles depart for VIP Dinner at 19:00 and 19:20 from Pregny Gate.

Event Details

Important reminders

10:30-19:00 | 16 May 2022


Room XIX, Building E, Door 40

Palais des Nations 

1211 Geneva 


Please arrive at Pregny Gate, Palais des Nations and allow for one hour to get through security. The meeting will take place in Room XIX, E Building. 

Please bring your passport or national identity card and the QR code sent to you by the UNNo other forms of identification will be accepted. 

We recommend public transportation as there is no parking available at the Palais des Nations. If you have luggage, we recommend using the lockers at Geneva train station.

Masks are required to be worn in the conference room and we recommend business smart dress code.

If you selected Lunch & Refreshments at registration, your lunch voucher can be used at the cafeteria. If you did not, there are snack style offerings available at the Serpent Bar, which accepts only card payments.

VIP Dinner

19:30-21:30 | 16 May 2022

InterContinental Hotel

Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9

1211 Geneva


The VIP Dinner is taking place following the conference at the InterContinental Hotel Geneva.


Shuttles will depart from the UN at 7:00 and 7:20 pm.

Where to stay

We recommend staying at the InterContinental Hotel Geneva. Other nearby hotels include the Warwick Hotel or John Knox. For more information, please visit CAGI, the International Geneva Welcome Centre. 

about the conveners

CSPOC's Board of Expert Trustees, led by Dr. Royston Flude, has advised on sustainable developments for over two decades, drawing on the wealth of knowledge from their different professions. Dr Flude is the Founder President of CSPOC and has been instrumental in bringing self-sustainability into the United Nations since the 1980s. He has a particular interest in Institutional Harassment where women are often victims.

    The Global Citizen Forum is an initiative of Dr M (BK Modi), a global thought leader and international business man. With over 2 million members spread across the globe, GCF is a burgeoning body of people committed to the cause of building a better planet based on the principles of interconnectedness, collaboration and unity. 

WIN is led by its founder and president Kristin Engvig, a global pioneer and pathfinder for the empowerment of the feminine. WIN has worked for more than 25 years to advance, develop, connect and inspire women worldwide. It brings a revolutionary way to our world, work and lives by integrating holistic perspectives, joy and nurturing values into all we do. It encourages each person to develop themselves on the inside and contribute with authenticity, supporting each other in making dreams come true.