Stacey Abrams

Political leader and New York Times bestselling author
National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Stacey Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and political leader. She served as Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives and was the first black woman to become gubernatorial nominee for a major party in United States history. Stacey has launched multiple nonprofit organizations devoted to democracy protection, voting rights, and effective public policy. She has also co-founded successful companies, including a financial services firm, an energy and infrastructure consulting firm, and the media company Sage Works Productions, Inc.

Event Schedule

19 July 2023
20 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
10:30 am EEST 12:00 pm EEST Promoting Gender Intentional Local Governance: Participatory Assessment and Action Planning
Room MH 3-2

Local governments are closest to the people and directly impact daily lives. Yet women comprise just 5% of mayors and 34% of elected local councilors worldwide. This Read More

Cole Speidel

Program Manager Local and Regional Governance

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Erin Houlihan

Program Director Democratic Governance

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Aracely Carbajal Morales

Executive Director

Tequio Juridico A.C.

Sandra Pepera

Senior Associate and Director for Gender, Women and Democracy

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Pranvera Lipovica

Program Director

National Democratic Institute (NDI), Kosovo

Constance Nalishebo Muleabai


City of Livingstone

Stacey Abrams

Political leader and New York Times bestselling author

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

02:30 pm EEST 04:00 pm EEST Embracing Feminist Political Leadership in Advancing Democracy
Room AD 10-1

Women advancing feminist agendas within and outside formal political spaces are on the frontline of the coordinated attacks on women’s rights and the politics that shape Read More

H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center)

Sangetha Jayakumar

Vice National Women Leader

People’s Justice Party, Malaysia

Umulkher Harun

Member of Parliament

National Assembly of Kenya

Siviwe Gwarube

Member of Parliament

National Assembly of South Africa

Delphine O

Ambassador and Secretary General for the Generation Equality Forum

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Stacey Abrams

Political leader and New York Times bestselling author

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister

New Zealand

Start Time End Time Session Description Action
10:00 am EEST 11:30 am EEST Growing Feminist Movements: Overcoming Challenges and Fostering Connections
KCC Auditorium

Watch the recording here

Strong movements are key to the progress and sustainability of gender equality across the world. But how do we build inclusive movements and Read More

Lígia Batista

Executive Director

Instituto Marielle Franco

Jhannel Tomlinson


GirlsCARE Jamaica

Cleopatra Kambugu

Director of Programs

UHAI EASHRI-The East African Sexual Health Rights Initiative

Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe


St. Monica’s Girls’ Tailoring Center/BMGF & Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Liz Fraser

CEO & Brand President

Kate Spade New York

Maryangel García-Ramos Guadiana

Executive Director

Women Enabled International

Stacey Abrams

Political leader and New York Times bestselling author

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

H.R.H. Mabel van Oranje

Founder and Global Champion

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage


Magdalene Dorto

Not applicable Not applicable

Deborah Nyirenda

Not applicable Not applicable

Yashmin Fernandes

Director Women's Digital Financial Inclusion Hub, Women's World Banking

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

Founder and CEO Kosmotivr

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director Results Canada

Djeinaba Kane

Advocacy & Partnership Lead AfricaNenda

Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

Gender and Climate Advisor The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Aries Setiadi

Managing Director Fintech Association Indonesia

Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

Co-founder & Contributor Addis Powerhouse

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

CEO Pro Mujer

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda