Women’s Empowerment Roundtable Summit March 18, 2022
Empowering Women: Building Resilient Equitable Communities Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow
March 18, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (EST)
Women are vital to climate resiliency as they are caretakers of their family, home, and communities. Yet their voices are not often heard in leadership discussions when it comes to making climate-wise choices that impact their home communities. For 2022, IWTT, United Nations Association - Atlanta, and RCE Greater Atlanta celebrates International Women’s Day with a virtual meeting focusing on Empowering Women: Building Resilient Equitable Communities Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. Speakers will share their knowledge and experiences in advancing the selected Global Goals in their communities. Discussions include defining climate equity, women leadership in climate resiliency, status of climate education, ways to integrate climate education and climate equity in communities, and opportunities to advance climate education through the lens of social equity.
Distinguished Guest Speakers
HRH Dr. Moradeun Ogunlana, a recognized leader on women empowerment for Africa in the United States and around the world, is the President/CEO of Innovative Global Consulting (IGC) Group, an Infrastructure, Agriculture, Energy, Business, and Economic Development corporation connecting businesses in Africa to the World. During the late 2000s, she assumed the chairmanship of The Global Summit Group, which works on economic equity issues affecting women through groundbreaking research and training programs. Her commitment to women’s economic empowerment has extended to the global arena as UN Ambassador for Peace, where she has provided a forum through the Global Council of Women for Development to exchange best practices in accelerating women’s economic progress.
Widely recognized for her outstanding leadership of providing access to health and wellness for women and children in rural areas, she was awarded the Arkansas Governor’s Volunteer Excellence Award in the late nineties for AWHPI's works in the community as well as overseas. As the Founder/CEO of African Women’s Health Project International - AWHPI, she leads an international non-profit group that focuses on empowering women globally thru access to healthcare, economic empowerment, agriculture and trade associations, cultural developments, and partnerships.
The Princess is descended from one of the oldest and most distinguished Royal Family lines of Lagos, Nigeria, and the Royal House in the Republic of Benin respectively. She is the granddaughter of His Royal Majesty, David Ajasa Ogunlana, the 10th Obanikoro of Lagos, in Nigeria, who ruled from 1938 to 1969. She is also the great-granddaughter of the ninth ruling King of Remo Kingdom, Ogun State, His Royal Majesty, King (Oba) Liyangu Owabagbe Adenuga. The King of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, the late King (Oba) Adeyinka Oyekan was her beloved Uncle.
Long known for her coalition work, Princess Ogunlana has served on numerous boards of directors and advisory boards of global organizations such as the Sister Cities Commission, Eternal Care Foundation of Nigeria, Leaders Without Borders, Sino-Africa Economic Development Forum (UN), and Fight Cancer Global.
As Executive Board member of Fight Cancer Global, she supports Fight Cancer Global management and other Executive Board members through collaboration and strategic planning of global initiatives while communicating plans and progress to stakeholders. Specialties: Government Liaison, Import and Export, Infrastructure Development.
Kimberly King is a global impact entrepreneur and established thought-leader in the fields of public-private partnerships, sustainability, and innovation eco-systems. Her passion is the intersection of business, strategy, and social impact, creating ground-breaking marketing and financial models generating more than $4B dollars in revenue to date.
King’s diverse experience reflects 20+ years as a leader in multi-sector joint ventures. Her clients/partners have included American Express, Credit Union National Association, Coca-Cola, AT&T, NBC, AARP, the Cities of Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Juan, the Govts of Mauritius, Slovakia and United States, World Trade Center Association, and the United Nations.
Ms. King is the CEO of HumanTec and CoFounder & Director of One Island Institute. She serves as a Special Projects Consultant to the United Nations, and Global Advisor to the Deep Blue Institute and World Digital Foundation.
As a committed champion for DEI and women and girls, Kimberly serves as an NGO Representative to the UN Commission on Women and Advisor to the International Women's Think Tank. She is a Member of the G100 Global Women's Network and Co-Founder of WIESD - Women in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development - a community-driven startup accelerator launched in Sweden and the US.
Ms. King is an international speaker, media producer and co-author of “The Power of Team”. She has worked and traveled to over 70 countries and is an honored recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Humanitarian Award.