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World Summit on Women & Girls

A virtual worldwide inter-generational dialogue celebrating the 2020 United Nations International Day of the Girl.

♦ Pioneers in Skirts will screen online from October 14 – 16, 2020.
♦ Ashley & Lea-Ann to participate in speaker panel Thursday, October 15, 2020 1pm EST

12.50 – 2.00pm EST October 15
Panel Discussion Topic: PIONEERS IN SKIRTS
CHAIR: Zarin Hainsworth, Director, National Alliance of Women’s Organizations, UK
– Lea-Ann W. Berst, Writer, Pioneers in Skirts Film Documentary, USA
– Ashley Maria, Director, Pioneers in Skirts Film Documentary, USA
– ZiphoZihle Ntlanganiso, Member Generation Equality Working Group and Ambassador, Justina Mutale Foundation, South Africa
– Rima Mori, Film Maker, India
– Mary Ehrsam, President, Operation HOPE Partnerships, USA
– Meeta Joshi, Board Member, Justina Mutale Foundation
– Chereena Miller, Global Ambassador, POSITIVE RUNWAY, UK

Event program: click here (PDF)
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About this PUBLIC Event

A Virtual Inter-Generational World Summit bringing together women world leaders to dialogue with young women and girls across the globe to commemorate the 2020 United Nations International Day of the Girl, to review the journey so far, and passing on the torch towards a 50-50 Planet by 2030, with a focus on women’s empowerment, gender equality, female leadership, economic empowerment, political participation, science and technology, and all other sphere of life.

Donations received through this event will go towards the Scholarship Fund for our young women and girls from disadvantaged communities in Africa to access tertiary education around the world.


His Excellency, President Ilir Meta, current `President of Albania

Her Excellency, President Atifete Jahjaga, first female President of the Republic of Kosovo (2011-2016)

Her Excellency, President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, first female President of the Republic of Mauritius (2014-2018)

Her Excellency, Vice-President Jewel Howard-Taylor, current Vice President of the Republic of Liberia

Her Excellency Dr Josephine Ojiambo, Past Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth (2015-2018) and current Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya

Baroness Sandip Verma, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom

Her Imperial Majesty, Queen Sheba III, Head of State of the African Kingdom Federation

Her Majesty Queen Zaynab Otiti Obanor of Nigeria

Princess Tessy Antony de Nassau of Luxembourg

Maria AI Bot, World’s first AI Teaching Assistant

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