Ideagen – “Where the World’s Leading Organizations Convene to Innovate and Collaborate"
NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Ideagen 100, a cross-sector, collective impact member network where the world’s leading corporations, NGO’s, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate, hosted its latest quarterly summit at the United Nations today focused on the theme, Empowering Women & Girls - a 50-50 Planet.
Impact leaders convened at UN in New York to facilitate cross-sector collaboration, impact leadership, and collective impact. The theme, “Empowering Women & Girls” focused on the pressing needs and emergent strategies within four key topic areas within the empowering women and girls theme: Health & Wellness, Innovation & Technology, Economic Empowerment, Education & Workforce and the 50-50 Planet Initiative of UN Women.
George Sifakis, CEO and Founder of Ideagen, outlined the importance of empowering women together with Annette Richardson from UN Women and Gerton Van Den Akker from the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations. June Sugiyama (Vodafone), Chair of the Ideagen Impact Leader Council and Maurizio Vecchione (Intellectual Ventures/Global Good), Co-Chair of the Ideagen Impact Leader Council were formally introduced with their new role in leading the curation of Ideagen Summit topics.
“We are honored to announce the 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 List. Nominated by their peers in the Ideagen 100, individuals including the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Bill & Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Daymond John and organizations including Citi, Western Union, Amway, Intellectual Ventures, Lumina Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation are among many others on the 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 list. Today, we recognize the tremendous leadership and impact each of these individuals and organizations are demonstrating and their focused commitment to the empowerment of women”. –George Sifakis, Founder and CEO – Ideagen.“
During the ideation and strategy sessions, Ideagen members outlined ideas and emergent strategies to address the empowerment of women and girls as we lead toward a 50-50 planet with Ideagen’s commitment with UN Women.
A Collective Approach to Deliver a Collective Impact
Large-scale change to meet the unprecedented social, resource, business, political and organizational challenges of today requires broad cross-sector coordination. When organizations and leaders from different sectors commit to solving a specific problem through a collective approach, they can make a collective impact that far exceeds the potential of their individual agendas.
The 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 List
“We are honored to announce the 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 List. Nominated by their peers in the Ideagen 100, individuals including the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, First Lady Michelle Obama, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Bill & Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Daymond John and organizations including Citi, Western Union, Amway, Intellectual Ventures, Lumina Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation are among many others on the 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 list. Today, we recognize the tremendous leadership and impact each of these individuals and organizations are demonstrating and their focused commitment to the empowerment of women”. – George Sifakis, Founder and CEO – Ideagen.“
Girls Who Code
Bill and Melinda Gates
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron/YWCA USA David Johns
Dignity Health System
Dr. Terry Neese
Global Health Corps
Intellectual Ventures/Global Good
International Olympic Committee
McKinsey & Company
Million Women Mentors/STEM Connector Morgan Stanley
Nelson Mandela (Posthumous)
Points of Light
Procter and Gamble
Sylvia Matthews Burwell
The Asia Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
UN Office of Partnerships
US Chamber/US Chamber Foundation
USPAACC – US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Venture Philanthropy Partners
Whole Foods Markets
Queen Rania of Jordan
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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