Global Empowerment Summit

Inaugural Global Empowerment Summit

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 | 8 am – 5 pm

Hosted by Alliance4Empowerment -and- UC San Diego

  • To bring together social innovators who are changing the world one day at a time so they can share ideas and solutions.
  • To offer a unique opportunity for collaboration, networking and exchange of ideas, locally and globally.
  • To engage local and global experts, giving them the opportunity to strengthen future collaboration.
  • To direct attention to new fields of action, and enable the joint exploration of visions and strategies.
  • To broaden the scope of giving back, using resources and available tested solutions to empower communities to act for their own benefit, rather than depending on charity.
  • To advocate for more integrated, comprehensive programs, including social and medical services for microcredit and social credit participants in order to ensure their success.
  • To develop and provide the necessary platforms for the full participation of girls, women and youth in their own economic and social transformation, thus leading to social and economic empowerment.

Special Guests of Honor

  • Dayamrita Chaitanya |  Executive Director | Mata Amritanandamayi Centers of North America
  • Sherry Tross | Director-General | Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development at the Organization of American States

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Becky Petitt | UC San Diego, Equity/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Dr. Twyla Garrett | Investment Management Enterprise

Panel Discussions

Open Forum