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Wednesday, March 6 • 12:30pm - 2:30am
Lunch: Key Global Challenges: Women Leaders Throw Down their Gauntlets (by invitation only)

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The conference discusses the many challenges facing global science. One such challenge common across all areas is the role of women in science, research and economic and societal development.

The current difficult economic climate provides women with an opportunity to lead us forward to find a more positive, and sustainable position for the benefit of people.

We set no topic limitations or agenda other than a basic request that a high level group of intelligent and socially conscious women leaders each put forward their five to ten minute vision for the future of Europe and the global environment and economy.

We ask the European Commission to take up some of these challenges in the framing of the Horizon 2020 Programme.


Moderators
avatar for Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Prof. Lizbeth Goodman

Director, SMARTlab and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, University College Dublin
Lizbeth Goodman is Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Professor of Inclusive Design for Education at University College Dublin, and an Executive Board member of the Innovation Academy (TCD, UCD, QUB), for which she runs the Social Entrepreneurship module and part of the core introductory interdisciplinary session on creative identities in innovation. She is Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy. When she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mudassir Asrar

Mudassir Asrar

Chairperson, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology
Use science and technology to improve the life of common people and for economic growth
avatar for Maria Da Graça Carvalho

Maria Da Graça Carvalho

Member of the European Parliament
Maria da Graça Carvalho is a member of the European Parliament in the PPE group since 14 July 2009 (member of the ITRE-Industry, Research and Energy Committee, substitute member of the Budgets Committee and member of the ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly). She was elected co- President of the Economic Development, Finance and Trade Committee of ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly. | She has been Principal Adviser of President Barroso... Read More →
avatar for Martha Lucia Garcia-Garcia

Martha Lucia Garcia-Garcia

CEO, Foresight Links Corporation, Foresight Links Corporation
Martha is a Colombian-Canadian health professional, entrepreneur and philanthropist. After working as a clinical biochemist at Oxford, United Kingdom, from 1990 to 1995, she moved with her family to Canada, where she founded Foresight Links Corporation in 1996 and was awarded an MBA degree from the Kellogg-Schulich program at York University. | She leads Foresight Links, a privately owned boutique multi-national firm that specializes in... Read More →
DA

Dr. Aoibheann Gibbons

Director of Reserach Development, University College Dublin
PS

Prof. Susan Jeffords

Vice Chancellor, University of Washington, Bothell (Seattle)
avatar for Lynnae Ruttledge

Lynnae Ruttledge

International disability rights policy advisor, DOCTRID
Lynnae M. Ruttledge is a member of the US National Council on Disability, appointed by President Obama in 2013. In addition, she serves as a disability policy advisor to the international research institute, DOCTRID. Ms. Ruttledge served as Commissioner of the US Rehabilitation Services Administration from December 2009 to January 2012; a role that provided national level leadership for the public vocational rehabilitation and independent... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Salmon

Nancy Salmon

Lecturer in Clinical Therapies, Marie Curie Research Fellow and Chair of IDS@UL, University College Limerick, Ireland, University of Limerick
After completing her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University (1989) Nancy worked for several years in Canada both in hospital and early childhood settings. Nancy then moved to Philadelphia, PA where she developed a community based, private practice while completing her post-professional MScOT (1998) specializing in pediatrics, augmentative and alternative communication, and disability rights. Throughout these... Read More →
avatar for Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus

Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), professor and director of an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University Toronto.(http://idrc.ocadu.ca, http://www.ocadu.ca/programs/graduate_studies/inclusive_design.htm). The IDRC is an international center of expertise in digital inclusion. Jutta also heads the Inclusive Design Institute a multi-university regional research centre on... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30am
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