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Our Commitment to a World Where Young Women Prosper


Events open to all Women Deliver 2019 Conference attendees




With the Young Africa Works strategy launched in 2018, the Mastercard Foundation has made a commitment to ensure 30 million young people, particularly women, have access to dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. To achieve this ambitious goal, a different approach to program design and implementation is required, one that includes listening and engaging the young people who have the most to gain.  








Join us at Women Deliver for three events that celebrate the inspiring young women and men that are working to advance gender equality across Africa, including an announcement on June 4th about the Mastercard Foundation commitment to gender equity.








YOUNG WOMEN AT WORK: OUR COMMITMENT TO A WORLD WHERE YOUNG WOMEN PROSPER


June 4, 12 – 1:30 pm, Room 306, Level 3 


Join us for a lively and interactive session, that celebrates the future of gender equality in Africa. Bringing together young leaders, gender specialists, thought leaders, and decision-makers, this lunchtime event contests traditional notions of ‘expert’ by creating a space for young people to lead. In addition to sharing their pathways to education and employment, youth delegates representing the Mastercard Foundation’s Africa and Canada-based youth programming will moderate a series of mini-roundtables on how best to achieve gender equality at scale. Lindsay Wallace, Director of Strategy and Learning, Mastercard Foundation will close the session with an announcement about the Foundation’s commitment to creating a world where all young women in Africa can pursue the employment opportunities they aspire to. 


Lunch will be served.


  


YOUNG WOMEN AT WORK: ENHANCING GENDER EQUITY AND RECLAIMING POWER THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE ART 


June 5, 7 – 8 am, Room 223 – 224 


Photojournalist Nana Kofi Acquah, visual artist Tracy Keza, and Indigenous beader Heather Dickson share their stories and discuss the role the arts can play in challenging social norms and creating employment opportunities for women. Moderated by musician and activist Maame Afon, this session is a celebration of the power of art to bring people together and reframe narratives not just about African women, but women around the world.  


Breakfast and Coffee/Tea will be served. 


 


YOUNG WOMEN AT WORK: BREAKING THE MOLD AND CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES


June 6, 7 – 8 am, Room 306 


This session moderated by former CNN journalist and author Isha Sesay is a candid and informal conversation with the young women and men who are challenging gender norms in their chosen field.  


Panelists will share their experiences of working in non-traditional sectors, discuss the opportunities and challenges in addressing occupational segregation and talk about their vision for the future of work for women in Africa. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their own experiences, and leave feeling energized, inspired, and ready to work towards a positive vision of opportunity for women at work. 


Breakfast and Coffee/Tea will be served.  


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