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FCEM World Committee Meeting Agenda

*ALL General Sessions, B2B meetings, and meals are open to registered public, except where noted "CLOSED"
 
Thursday April 12

 

12:00-6:00pm  Registration is open in the Third Floor Foyer

1:00-5:00 pm   FCEM Steering Committee Meeting - Consulate Room, 3rd Floor
                         *Invitation Only

6:00-7:30pm    FCEM Welcome Reception NYC - Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor
                         
Remarks from Carolina Gross, UPS Director of International Sales
                         *Dress Business Casual

 

Friday April 13 

 

7:30-3:00pm   Registration is open in the 3rd Floor Foyer 

8:00-8:30am    Breakfast and Welcome - Grand Central, 3rd Floor
                         Remarks from Teresa Meares (NAWBO), Marie-Christine Oghly (FCEM), and Elizabeth Terrell (UPS)

8:30-9:00am     Remarks from Carla Harris, Former Chair of the National Women’s Business Council, on H.R. 5050 and the efforts of the NWBC - Sponsored by Fundbox and Featuring an Introduction by Joanna Knox, Fundbox 

9:00-10:00am   Global Parity for Women in Business - Featuring Terry Neese, Virginia Littlejohn, and Phyllis Hill Slater

Thirty years ago in the United States, a woman could not get a business loan without a male co-signer, and this is still the case in places around the world. The lack of knowledge about the diversity and complexity of the women business owner community caused biases and resulted in policies that impeded their ability to grow. Women business owners, including NAWBO members, advocated for a better understanding of their contributions to the economy and the removal of obstacles for their fellow women entrepreneurs.  Their efforts culminated with the signing of H.R. 5050. This session outlines efforts in the U.S. and abroad to further the mission of parity for women in business and the essential role women business owners can play in that progress.                               

10:00-11:00am            OPEN Presidents Meeting (All Invited)

11:00-1:00pm              CLOSED FCEM Presidents Meeting (FCEM Presidents Only) - Madision Ballroom, 1st Floor

11:00-12:00pm           General Session: Propagating and Sustaining Women Entrepreneurs - A Consulate Panel Conversation moderated by Leslie Griffin of UPS

Panelists: 

  • Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York, United States
  • Jacobeth Hernández, Consul of Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico in NY
  • Laura Hickey, Deputy Consul General, British Consulate General New York

Hear staff members from several Country Consulates discuss what is being done by the public and private sectors in their country to attract and support women entrepreneurs and opportunities to do business there. 
 

12:00-1:00pm            Break and B2B Networking: Making Connections and Growing Your Business - Consulate & Embassy Rooms, 3rd Floor

It's time to connect and network with women business owners worldwide.  There will be (4) four rounds of networking, with each lasting 15 minutes, for participants to rotate with the business category that is most beneficial for their business.  Please sign up by the registration desk (look for “B2B Networking” ) to participate.  *Space is limited

1:00-1:45pm              Lunch Sessions - Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurship featuring Dr. Patricia Greene

Women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise and is a fundamental economic force that is changing the world. Women business owners represent the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy and make up approximately 37 percent of enterprises globally. Their economic contributions, including reinvestment in human resources, job creation and innovation are significant. In this session, Dr. Greene shares data on global women’s entrepreneurship as well as what we can do to support the success and growth of women entrepreneurs around the world.                                                                    

The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in the MSME Space featuring Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Senior Vice President of International Council for Small Business (ICSB)

Dr. Sargeant shares how he and his ICSB colleagues successfully advocated for recognition of a Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day at the United Nations. In addition, he shares insight into the important role that women entrepreneurs play globally in the MSME space and leads a discussion on new initiatives to empower MSMEs around the world. 

1:45-2:00pm                 Remarks from Eileen Simon, Master Your Card

2:00-3:00pm                 Afternoon Session with United Nations Representatives

  • Anna Fälth, Manager of EmpowerWomen.org, UN Women
  • Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD New York  (UN Conference Of Trade and Development)

3:30pm           Experience New York - Tour of New York City  *Optional  

Tour Registration Desk will be at the hotel for details and to register.  For More Information CLICK HERE

 
Saturday April 14 FCEM World Committee and Leadership Development

 

7:30-2:00pm          Registration is open in the 3rd Floor Foyer 

8:00-9:00am          Breakfast and General Session - Grand Central, 3rd Floor

NAWBO International Updates from Partners featuring:

  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India - featuring Kathryn Wellner, U.S. State Department
  • Opportunity International - featuring David Kone
  • FCEM Russia - featuring Marie-Christine Oghly

9:00-10:00am        Morning General Session: Leading in a Continuous World – Remarks from Phillip Wu (UPS), and featuring Khalida Azbane, Dr. Jamyce Curtis Banks, Joelle Baccialon, Elizabeth Foster, and Moderator Elizabeth Terrell, UPS

Women can take the opportunity to mediate and overcome challenges faced in a changing world. Hear from women business owners who are leading beyond their borders to do business in other parts of the world and from experts on why this global trade of goods, services, and partnership is important.                                     

10:00-12:00pm      Think Tank Roundtable Discussions: Peer-to-Peer Support - Madison Ballroom, 1st Floor

Join us for roundtable discussions based on business challenges we all face as women business owners.   Each session will last 45 minutes and attendees can switch categories or stay at the same table to continue the conversation. 

10:00-11:00am      Leading from Within:  The Power of Empathetic Management - featuring Sophie Wade Grand Central, 3rd Floor

The enterprise environment is evolving, and in order to succeed within it, leadership styles are changing, too. In this session, learn why and how to develop more empathetic leadership and management styles, key reasons and steps for articulating and communicating your mission and culture effectively throughout your business ecosystem and how to build stronger, reciprocal relationships to motivate and manage increasingly diverse and distributed workers, partners and vendors.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why and how to develop more empathetic leadership and management styles, empowering and engaging your internal and external workforce;
  • Key reasons and steps for articulating and communicating your mission and culture effectively throughout your business ecosystem;
  • How to build stronger, reciprocal relationships to motivate and manage increasingly diverse and distributed workers, partners, and vendors.

11:00-12:00      Morning Break

12:00-2:00pm   Lunch and General Session - YOU Have Been Given an Invitation to Reshape the World - featuring MaryAnn Thompson-Frenk Grand Central, 3rd Floor

Explore how women’s rise to power in multiple areas worldwide presents women with the opportunity to not just do business as it                                       has always been done, but rather to redefine the values, goals and means by which business is conducted and thereby, help reshape the world’s direction both in the local and international areas.

2:00-4:00pm    Leadership Best Practices Roundtables - Madision 1st Floor

2:30-4:30pm    Experience New York - Tour of New York City  *Optional  

Tour Registration Desk will be at the hotel for details and to register.  For More Information CLICK HERE

 

Closing Global Gala Harbor Cruise

5:00-5:45pm    Transportation from Hotel to Pier 81 for Closing Gala - New York Harbor Cruise

5:30-6:30pm    Cocktail Reception  *Formal/Cocktail Attire

6:30-9:00pm    Gala Dinner, Awards, Dancing, and Dessert

9:15pm             Disembark from Cruise

9:30-10:00pm  Transportation back to Hotel

DRESS CODE: All On-Site Events, Meals, and Sessions are Business Causal.  Closing Global Gala is Cocktail / Formal Attire / Traditional Dress

 

 

Presenting Sponsor

UPS


 

Uniting Women Sponsor

 


 

H.R. 5050 Celebration Sponsor