Since September 2021, we have seen the rapid rise of our reach and voice of the G100 mission and mandate with four global meetings in Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium and then in the US, notably with the UN.
These connections and conversations have opened our minds and emboldened our spirit, much as these have helped organisations we met embrace the possibility of gender equality in this decade. Together, we see and sense the powerful possibility of change with our collective action and solidarity.
As step into 2022, the momentous year of our Mission Million, we are ever more committed and duty bound to deliver on our promise: to be a positive and powerful force in mitigating barriers, inequalities and discrimination faced by women and the marginalised, through a set of actions and engagements for systemic and mindset change.
The first day of our meetings was deeply moving, as one strong theme resonated throughout – the responsibility to reach out and lift those being left behind. Listening to the story of struggle of an eminent Supreme Court judge, we solemnly realised the platform of our privilege, individually and collectively, and it reinforced our duty and obligation to be in solidarity with those struggling and striving.
In the UN meetings, we discussed collaborative projects and possibilities, and we were once again delighted to see the openness and warmth with which our thoughts and initiatives were welcomed.
Amongst others discussions with UN leaders, some innovative thoughts included: expanding the measurement of ‘development’ by engaging performance on all the SDGs, and also creating collaborative caucuses to ensure delivery of each of the SDGs globally. Each caucus could comprise a diverse set of actors from within the UN system and other organisations such as ours in order to hold regular consultations in different countries and consolidate our actions in synergy.
At our meeting with NYU, we were excited to hold joint leadership forums and programs with our network worldwide.
All leaders welcomed our efforts at the G100 Denim Club to engage He for She partners and champions, including men as allies in the process of change.
Some amusing anecdotes of gender stereotypes were shared in some of our meetings and how we can smash these one step at a time with our solidarity and stellar performance.
The path is made by paving it, and we at G100 are committed to continue chiseling at the rock of challenges for the face of change to emerge.
“Our trip to NY was a real story of success as we were able to meet several UN Organizations and many other important leaders and organizations. We explained about G100 mission, vision and goals, also we were exploring possibilities of future cooperation by offering our services. We are eager to achieve our goals soonest, among which are: gender equality, women empowerment and leadership, climate change. Solidarity and collaboration, togetherness and pure sisterhood will be our main tools towards achieving our goals.” – Yasmina Azhari
“As we sat through the different UN meetings and more, one of my biggest realisation is the important role that different domains of media play in framing conversations and narratives about women in different sectors and how we must elevate and improve the presentation and representation of women better, if we are going to make gender equality a reality in this decade. We certainly need better communication and we need numbers to make something happen. We need more women playing centre stage, committed to SDG 5 working together in solidarity. Hence, there is a special place for the mandate that G100 has embarked on, the “G100 Mission Million” which is one million women connected – enabling a network of “One Million Gender Champions” committed to supporting more women, through the groups of 100 empowered women in 100 sectors globally and across 100 countries per sector wing. With this incredible dynamic structure, and with the collective voice and coalition of one million women ready for inspired action, we can support global organisations like the UN to meet SDG 5 faster and the AU to accomplish elements of its Agenda 2063 much quicker.” – Alex Okoroji
“I am humbled and energised by the Vision of G100 to giveback and make the world a better place. In the various interactions formal and informal we have had with the teams at the United Nations my personal learning that the world needs to build consensus to achieve the UN SDG ‘s and have solidarity in action. This is only possible when citizens across the world unite to change the world. I believe the world will definitely be a better place if each country is considered a developed or not developed country based on its focus on women and the environment!” – Kanika Hasrat
1. Dr. Harbeen Arora, India, Founder & President, G100.
1. Chantal Yelu Mulop, DRCongo, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Human Rights.
1. Yasmina Azhari, UAE, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Public Relations.
1. Kanika Hasrat, India, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Hospitality & Tourism.
1. Alex Okoroji, Nigeria, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Media Arts & Communication.
1. Aijan Chynybaeva, Kyrgyzstan, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Civic Engagement.
on 3rd Dec
1. Gloria Feldt, USA, G100 Wing – Leadership Parity
1. Yanire Brana, USA, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Mentoring & Motivation
1. Anita C Powell, USA, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Oneness & Wisdom
10am : UNDP Meeting
With Ulrika Modeer
UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy
11:30am: UNEP Meeting
With Head of UNEP New York Office, ASG Ms. Ligia Noronha and her team.
3pm: Supreme Court Justice Meeting
with Justice Carmen Velasquez
Queens Supreme Court Justice
President of the Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. She is the first Latina to lead the group.
5pm : UN – MONUSCO Meeting
With Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Chief, MONUSCO,
10am : UN PR Ambassador meeting
With Ambassador Vanessa Frazier, Permanent Representative of Malta to the UN, along with Ms. Francesca Gatt, Deputy Permanent Representative of Malta to the UN
UN Women meeting:
rescheduled for 9 Dec, 9:15am NY time by video. With Ms. Aldijana Sisic, Chief of the UN Women Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships and Advisory Services in our Strategic Partnerships Division
2:15pm NYU meeting
with NYU President Andrew Hamilton accompanied by Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, Dr. Lisa Coleman.
11am: with Guillermo Díaz Jr. – Chairman, Hispanic Technology Executive Council (HITEC), USA and Denim Club Partner – Engineering – G100 Global Chair: Mireille Toulekima
11:30am : with Thana Al Mufarrej, Managing Director at Wafra Capital in NewYork Al-Mufarrej
2:30pm With Dr. Arundhati Tuli Banerjee
Executive Director, Global Initiatives, MIT
10am: with Mohamed Khaled Khiari: Assistant Secretary-General for Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations
11am with Irma Sánchez, Director, WEF Silicon Valley
11:30am: with Yanire Brana, USA, Global Chair, G100 Wing – Mentoring & Motivation
12.30pm with Dr. Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, Global Chairman, Dare to Overcome
1:30pm (chance meeting) with H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union Commission; along with H.E. Ambassador Abdou Abarry, Permanent Representative of Niger to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council for the month of Dec. 2021.
2pm : with Anita C Powell, G100 Global Chair for Oneness & Wisdom and team of US country chair and region chair.
3pm: with Amilya Antonetti, CEO at GeniusKey
3:30pm: with Gloria Feldt, G100 Global Chair for Leadership Parity
4pm – 7:30 pm : Meet and Greet
With diverse leaders and networks