This special meeting on Women Pioneering Global Harmony is hosted by CSPOC, a United Nations accredited NGO focused on fostering self-sustaining solutions by integrating Health, Education and Enterprise, whilst celebrating Diversity & Inclusion and recognising women as key to longitudinal change. The meeting is created in collaboration with Global Citizen Forum (GCF) and WIN. GCF works for a world that transcends beyond gender, nationality and boundaries, and brings its Asian network to the collaboration. WIN provides pioneering thought leadership to women worldwide, integrating feminine values and embracing interconnectedness.
GCF and WIN have worked together since 2019 holding meetings on subjects such as Peace, Sustainability and Going Beyond Gender to find harmony. The organisations plan to host a 2-day major convening on Women Leaders Pioneering a Thriving Future at the UN in New York in 2024. As one of numerous waypoints on our path to this meeting, we will convene at UNOG for our second meeting in Geneva, on 11 May 2023.
WIN and GCF are honoured that CSPOC invited the two organisations and their respective communities to co-create this timely gathering in Geneva. The initiative in Geneva and the journey towards New York is designed, directed and executed by Kristin Engvig and her team.
Women pioneering global harmony
Celebrating the tremendous efforts by women around the world in shaping an inclusive and thriving future. It focuses on how women do this in innovative ways, pioneering a sustainable, peaceful, regenerative, and harmonious future for all. To accelerate global harmony, we will address the environment, the economy, leadership, diversity and inclusion, education, lifecycles, and more.
This meeting further explores the impact of women in leadership; how they can inspire others to live up to their full potential and leave a mark on their organizations, companies, and the world.
Coming from numerous international organizations, companies, and associations, participants will have a chance to learn and be inspired by several speakers and interact in small discussion groups. Purposeful networking will strengthen connections for our work together.
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how it works
Lunch & Reception
Lunch and reception at the UN is included in the complimentary pass for all 2023 members of CSPOC, WIN and GCF or special coupon holders. For non-members, a small fee to cover the exact cost of the lunch and refreshments is requested.
The VIP Dinner is taking place following the conference at the InterContinental Geneva, a short distance from the Palais des Nations, directions are available here. This is an optional event to which one must register in advance.
The conference will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, directions are available here. The security access will be done at 'Villa Les Feuillantines' and entrance to the Palais des Nations will be through the Peace Gate “bis". (In front of the Broken chair monument, you will see a blue and wooden building, there, is the access to the UN premises).
We recommend staying at the InterContinental Hotel Geneva. Alternative nearby hotels or cities such as Nyon or adjacent towns. For more information, please visit CAGI, the International Geneva Welcome Centre.
1. RSVP to the event and select optional events on the registration section here
After you have gone through Step 1, you must:
2. Create an account in INDICO at the following link: https://indico.un.org/register/ (This is a required step to meet the security requirements to be on UN premises.)
The following video will help you to create an account: https://youtu.be/MK2yizBgZVs
3. After you have created an account, click this link to finalize your registration to the meeting: https://indico.un.org/event/1004424/
4. Be ready to be part of this unique meeting when obtaining the UN QR code!
In the case that you are required to hold a visa to enter Switzerland, we can provide you with an official invitation letter. Please write to: email@example.com
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.
10:15 Welcome Coffee
10:45 Doors Open
11:00 Opening Ceremony: Pioneering Global Harmony
What is the role of women in leadership in inspiring others to live up to their full potential and leave a mark on their organizations, companies, communities, lives and the world at large? How do we ensure women have equal access to freedom of choice and what is the role of men? How can we together work in a way that creates a harmonious future with global prosperity?
Tatiana Valovaya, Director General UN Geneva
Royston Flude (Dr.), President CSPOC
Kristin Engvig, Director Women Pioneering Global Harmony GCF-WIN, CSPOC Board Member, Founder WIN
11:30 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?
11:40 Panel: A World in Transformation
Let’s look at the big changes in the world and how they impact societies, gender equality, entrepreneurship, leadership and a more inclusive world?
What do the constantly changing elements imply, from the transforming environment to the wars, accelerated technological change, mental health, migration, demographic and economic instability? Above all what does it mean for you and me as leaders? What does it signify for our efforts to strengthen a more harmonious future?
Key note speeches and panel discussion
11.40 A World in Transformation; Where are We.
Anoush Der Boghossian, Head of the WTO Trade and Gender Office
Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief Trade, Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development Branch of UNCTAD's Division on International Trade and Commodities
Hajar El Haddaoui, Senior Director, NTT
Anthony Giannoumis (Dr.), Chair of the Board Inclusion Creation, Norway's representative to the ITU.
12:30 A World in Transformation; the Consequences of War and the Way Forward
Shazia llmi, Prominent Media Personality, Spokesperson, Global Citizen Forum BJP, India
Rajarshi Bhupendra Kumar Modi (Dr. M), Conscious Capitalist, Film Producer, Author Founder, Global Citizen Forum & Chairman, Modi Group
13:00 Networking & Lunch Break with optional connection conversations around:
Optional connection conversations around:
From War to Peace
Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equity
Sustainability in Action
Lunch vouchers can be used in the Cafeteria area, Building A.
15:00 Panel: The New Ways of Working and Leading - Inclusion & Harmony
What are the new ways of working and what do they mean for women and for our companies? From new technology to changing work patterns and often uncertainty, let’s look at diversity and inclusion, wellness, vulnerability, joy and resilience. What are innovations that have emerged in our rapidly changing world? Is the feminine included in these innovations?
How about nature and the environment around us? What about the citizens? What is the ideal way to work with peace in a way that regenerates our body, creating wellness and joy at work and in life. What are some examples of organizations that are finding their way to prosperity and harmony?
Key note speeches and panel discussion
Anne-Valerie Corboz, Dean & Professor, Executive Education, HEC Paris
Christina Orisich, Deputy Executive Director at GCS Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Melodie Nakhle, Managing Director, Amway ESAN (Europe, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand)
Simone Gibertoni, CEO La Prairie Clinique
Mine Uran, Founder & CEO, Alver
16:10 Creating Impact
How can we expand access to power and increase the number of women in decision making roles? Let’s hear from Women who dedicate their lives to empower others Women. How do they go about creating impact and how do they do it in a way that creates harmony.
Maria Elfriede Pradervand, President/CEO, WomenWorld Summit Foundation (WWSF)
Knight Muteti, Executive Director, Daughters of Kenya (DoK)
Sanaz Javadi Farahzadi, Lawyer,mentor, Organization of Women in International Trade
Mynoo Muriel, Visionary Co-Founder, Poem Foundation, JEGO Federation100
16:50 Facilitated Connections
What can you do to create harmony around you? How to make an impact?
17:05 Panel: Pioneering Journeys of Leaders Inspiring the Future
What are some strategies to pioneer more peace, gender equality, sustainability, wellness and inclusion worldwide? How do we consider our lifecycles - experiencing life as a journey with endings and rebirth? How do we inspire the way forward to global harmony and a future that benefits all, including the planet herself.
Nilima Bhat, Founder-Director, Shakti Leadership
Francoise Palsterman, Conceptual Visual Artist
Mahmud Samandari, Secretary General Global Governance Forum and International Expansion Soul
Shivani Srivastva, Resident Director, Global Citizen Forum
17:45 Closing Remarks – A New Beginning for Humanity
Rajarshi Bhupendra Kumar Modi (Dr M) Conscious Capitalist, Film Producer, Author Founder, Global Citizen Forum & Chairman, Modi Group
Royston Flude (Dr), President CSPOC
Kristin Engvig, Director Women Pioneering Global Harmony GCF-WIN, CSPOC Board Member
18:00 The End
18:45 Optional Welcoming Cocktail & VIP Dinner
Intercontinental Hotel, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1211 Geneva
*Note that the agenda may still be subject to minor changes.
**If the conference cannot be performed due to force majeure, obligations shall continue to perform on-line or postponed to a later date, or it may be exempted from corresponding liability to the extent of the impact of such force majeure.
***Official United Nations activities or those of Nation States have priority to the UN conference rooms and changes to the allocated room could happen at any time.
Women Pioneering Global Harmony - Online Brochure
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10:15-18:00 | 11 May 2023
Building E, Door 40, Room XXVI
Palais des Nations
Please arrive at 'Villa Les Feuillantines' in Avenue de la Paix 13, 1211 Genève 10, Palais des Nations and allow for one hour to get through security. After reception of your badge, access the premises through the Peace Gate “bis”. See map here. The meeting will take place in Room XXVI, Building E. When you access the Door 40, take the electrical stairs 1 floor down. In front at the end of the hall, Room XXVI will be found..
Please bring your passport or national identity card and the QR code sent to you by the UN. No 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.
We recommend business smart dress code.
If you selected Lunch & Refreshments at registration, your lunch voucher can be used at the cafeteria.
VIP Dinner & Welcoming cocktail
18:45 - 21:00 | 11 May 2023
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9
The VIP Dinner and Welcoming Cocktail are taking place following the conference at the InterContinental Hotel Geneva.
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 Rajarshi Bhupendra Modi (Dr M), 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 26 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.