Will has 13 years management experience; historically in social and environmental management risk; now an entrepreneur with ecf.org.in and danazoom.com; specialism in business administration and start-ups.Founder/CEO of Equal Community Foundation (Q1 2009 – to date), I am leading a 30 strong specialist team in ensuring every man in India has the opportunity to study and practice gender equitable behavior in order to end violence and discrimination against women.
Director of Akili Dada’s Innovation in Leadership Program, Kenya
Joyce graduated with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Economics from Georgia State University.
She is also pursuing her masters in Gender and development at University of Nairobi. Since relocating to Kenya in 2008, Joyce has worked with numerous organizations including GROOTS Kenya and the Gender Violence Recovery Center (at Nairobi Women’s Hospital) that seek to promote women’s human rights.
Joyce envisions a society where both men and women are afforded equal opportunities so as to realize their goals and dreams. One of the ways this can be accomplished is through education.
This is the basis of Akili Dada’s Innovation in Leadership Program, which uses financial investment, provision of mentoring opportunities and creation of skills/leadership development forums, as well as a strong alumni network to support graduates for life.
Founding Member of Singularity University and founder of Women@TheFrontier, US
Susan is a Founding Member of Singularity University (SU). She organized SU’s 2008 Founding Conference, helped source 1.5M seed funding, and negotiated a 5-year partnership with NASA. Susan spearheaded SU’s TED09 public launch and executed SU’s inaugural Graduate Studies and Executive Programs. Today, SU Alumni are in 60+ countries around the world.
Susan is titled “Founding Architect” for her role in building the initial DNA that is SU.
Susan is also the founder of Women@TheFrontier, an explosive forum highlighting female change-agents that are leveraging exponential technologies and innovative platforms to address global grand challenges.
An anthropologist and lawyer, prior to SU Susan negotiated diplomatic and international collaboration with Central American Presidents, Ambassadors, U.S. State Officials and Industry CEOs that culminated in the successful vote and passage of the U.S. & Dominican Republic – Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA). In addition, Susan has produced technical and scientific conferences (e.g., Life Extension Conference, Singularity Summits, Aging Conference and Convergence).
Susan’s focus is to create strategic alliances and global networks that empower, inspire and drive positive change.
Justin Reeves - Director of NGO partnerships for the 10×10 Organization and the Girl Rising film, US
Justin is the Director of NGO Partnerships at 10×10 where his role focuses on creating meaningful partnerships with a diverse set of global non-profit organizations who are proven leaders in educating and empowering girls. Through these partnerships, 10×10 creates a groundswell of global support and is able to create an impact framework, ensuring that the Girl Rising’s goals of changing minds, lives and policy for girls around the world are realized. Prior to joining 10×10, Justin had six years of experience working in South America as an anthropologist, teacher and in development with various non-profit organizations benefitting girls and women. He was awarded an Ambassadorial Scholarship by Rotary International which allowed him to pursue his Master’s degree in journalism and a post-graduate program in documentary screenplay writing in Santiago, Chile at La Universidad Católica de Chile. While in Chile, Justin focused his non-profit work on women and children living with HIV/AIDS and his production work on women marginalized by mental illness. He has inspired many groups of men and women to join the movement while speaking at TEDxUnisinos, NYC Social Media Week 2012, The Google Latin American Leadership Conference and several international radio shows.
She is a marketing Specialist, and has co-created numerous social entrepreneurship projects. She is currently director and chief 8 nonprofit organizations in Brazil, USA, Cameroon and Spain and runs 37 social entrepreneurship projects in several countries, particularly in Europe, Africa and South America. Bcause Lab is one of their latest social ventures.
It is a laboratory creating collaborative ventures (crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, upcycle, tryvertising, sustainability) and market development of fair trade bio and operating in Spain, Brazil, Uruguay and Italy. She helps to manage the Foundation to Support Children and Young People of High Capacity, which created an international campaign to mobilize women in several countries against sexual abuse of children.
She has also created several social enterprises to generate income to mothers who need special education for their children, directly supporting more than 2,000 families.
When she was a little girl, Emmanuelle dreamt of becoming a trapeze artist, that’s why she studied circus arts. Later, Emmanuelle studied law and she graduated from Sciences Po and Essec Business School.
Emmanuelle practiced her creative skills at the Social Markerting Direction of Printemps, at the French Ministry for Finance and at the Strategic Direction of SFR during more than three years.
In 2011, she co-founded WoMen’Up, an association that she still presides over. WoMen’Up works on gender equality issues in a very innovative way and is today one of the major actors on the topic, both in France and on an international scale.
In 2013 she co-founded The Boson Project, a Laboratory to Develop Human Capital. Through co-creation and cooperation, it aims at experimenting innovative solutions in order to create value and values for firms, by betting on people. Energetic and energizing, Emmanuelle shapes the firms of tomorrow within The Boson Project.
Gary Barker, PhD, is a leading voice on engaging men and boys in achieving gender equality and ending violence against women. He is International Director and founder of Promundo, an internationally recognized NGO with headquarters in Brazil and offices in Rwanda and the US that works nationally and globally to engage men and boys in gender equality and violence prevention. He is co-chair and co-founder of MenEngage, a global alliance of more than 400 NGOs and UN agencies working to engage men and boys in gender equality, and a member of the UN Secretary General’s Men’s Leaders Network to end violence against women. He has carried out research and program development on engaging men and boys in the Balkans, Brazil, South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and the US, including in post-conflict settings. He holds a doctorate in child and adolescent development and a master’s in public policy. He has been awarded an Ashoka Fellowship and a fellowship from the Open Society Institute for his work. Among his publications is the book, Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion (Routledge, 2005). He is coordinator of the multi-country survey on men, IMAGES (the International Men and Gender Equality Survey), one of the largest ever surveys on men’s attitudes and behaviors related to violence, fatherhood and gender equality. He is co-founder of MenCare, a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, non-violent caregivers. His first novel, Luisa’s Last Words, about Guatemala’s civil war, was published in 2011 by the prestigious Dutch literary publisher, De Geus.
Director of International Programmes & SRHR for Sonke Gender Justice
Tim Shand is Director of International Programmes for Sonke Gender Justice, a South African NGO working to engage men in preventing gender-based violence and HIV. He has been central to expanding work with men to promote gender equality across Africa, through the MenEngage Network. Tim’s involvement in MenEngage began when he worked with the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London, and he commenced his career with the World Health Organisation, where he helped to initiate WHO’s work on men, gender and health equity.
Originally from the UK, Tim began this work volunteering with a rape crisis centre, following which he wrote his final University project on the role of men in ending violence against women in Scotland. Tim holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is currently pursuing a PhD at University College London focusing on men’s sexual health attitudes and behaviours. He is also a social entrepreneur, and has run his own business supporting multicultural dialogue among young people.
Amber left her corporate job in Canada in the aftermath of 9/11 to better understand her Arab roots. The Arab world that was being portrayed in the media was so different than the one that she grew up with in her Lebanese/Canadian home. She thought that if she could show the side that I knew, it might help change perceptions in Canada, and beyond. She traveled to Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Syria making a variety of films and multimedia pieces for the CBC, UNRWA and other NGOs.
In 2009 she ended up at a street car speed trial race in Ramallah. To her surprise, there were five women competing confidently with and against the guys to the wild cheers of the crowd. Over the years since, she has deepened her relationships with the racers, striving to understand their motivations and struggles. In getting to know the Speed Sisters, she discovered lives far more similar to her own than she could have imagined – and a shared drive to be true to oneself, no matter the obstacles.
Amber is currently directing a documentary film about the Speed Sisters car racing team. The film is in production and has been supported by the Sundance Institute and Britdoc Foundation, among others. Her directorial debut short, Ghetto Town premiered at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival and has been shown at film festivals round the world. Amber has also produced and directed films for organisations such as UNRWA, Defence for Children International and the British Consulate. Amber co-founded SocDoc Studios to produce films with a focus on social issues. She currently resides in Ramallah.
Man Ex Maqina is a project that unites the language of electronic music with the natural sound of voices and body percussion.
Max Moya (Ojos de Brujo, Asian dub Foundation, Nitin Sawhney) along with Cuban rapper Kumar Sublevao Beat, process the great voices of Tal Ben Ari (Playing for Change), the great Cuban singer Mel Semé (Black Gandhi), the English-Algerian vocal-loop artist Ayesha and last but not least the unique voice of Guinean singer Mû.
Using only sounds produced by the human body, Man ex Maqina takes this unique material through loops, samplers, effects and scratch, among other techniques to take the sound of the human body to new undiscovered heights.