On Thursday, October 18th 2018, the Global Connections for Women Foundationand Silicon Valley- Nigeria Economic Development Inc. (SV-NED Inc.) are proud to host the 21st Century Women and Youth in Innovation and Technology at the United Nations during the 2018 General Assembly. The conference is presented in collaboration with the United Nations, UN Women, and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

SV-NED Inc. and Global Connections for Women Foundation collectively agree that to meet the promises of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we must join forces in advancing the rights of the youth and women in innovation technology space. For the heart and engine of every nation is in its young people and its women, they are the incredible forces behind any thriving growing economy.

We also believe that the educational training and development of women and the youth population as a form of empowerment will fuel the local economy of any nation. Technology and innovation are changing rapidly and the disruptive ideas have provided the necessary quest for lifelong learning while maintaining the need to keep up with the high-skilled job is to continuously learn in a fast and changing economic climate.

We truly hope you can join us on such an important occasion, as we discuss very critical matters about the future of women in the technology. This event is by invitation only, all guests are prescreened by United Nations for Security Clearance before the conference convenes, therefore this invitation is restricted and limited to the general public.

Confirmed Guest Speakers:

9:00 AM — 10:00 AM: Check In / Security Clearance

10:00 AM — 10:30 AM: Welcome Message, Youth Speaker: Denise Williams, MBA, President & Cofounder SV-NED Inc.

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM: Youth Speaker: Maame Boateng — Associate, Intergovernmental Relations & Africa at the United Nations Global Impact— Gender Equality/ Women’s.

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM | Speaker: Cathy Smith — UN Women & SDG’s Goals

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM | Keynote Speaker: Deborah Magid — Director of Software Strategy at IBM Venture Capital Group — Women in Tech.

Deborah Magid is the Director of Software Strategy at IBM Venture Capital Group. Deborah Magid represents IBM’s $25 B software business in the company’s 12-year old Venture Capital Group. Her expertise spans several industries. Deborah is responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world.

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM: Speaker: Lilian Ajayi-Ore Founder/CEO of Global Connection for Women and NYU Adjunct Professor. Topic: The Role of Women & Youth in the Technological Advancement of a Country.

Lilian Ajayi-Ore is the Founder and Cheif Executive Office of the Global Connections for Women Foundation, an award-winning organization that believes in women and girls and their rights to create new opportunities for themselves and communities. She is a renowned Global Speaker and Expert on the Economic Development of Women and Girls and has been invited on multiple occasions to speak at the United Nations, United Nations Development Program, and UNFA. More recently, Lilian Ajayi-Ore was named the Leadership Ambassador by the Toronto World Leadership.

12:30 PM — 1:00P PM: Speaker: Jennifer Dooley Neumaier, LinkedIn Learning Solutions Women in Tech.

Jennifer Dooley Neumaier spent her career as a coal analyst for Thompson Financial.  Intrigued by the financial markets she joined Bloomberg Financial where she spent almost 20 years serving the investment community.  By instituting and replicating hiring and training frameworks across the organization she was able to create consistency in client support while up-leveling skill sets of the teams she spent so much time putting in place.

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM: Speaker: Dr. Judy Kuriansky United Nation NGO Section: Department of Public Information and ECOSOC — International Association of Applied Psychology.

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM: 3rd Keynote Speaker: Chief Temitope Ajayi, Chairman/CEO SV-NED — Women in Tech

Chief Temitope Ajayi is the Chairman/CEO Silicon Valley Nigerian Economic Development SV-NED Inc A company, to establish a strategic, bilateral economic relationship between Silicon Valley and Nigeria creating opportunities for Nigeria and Nigerian companies to do business with America and American companies, especially in information Technology sector. It’s dedicated to creating a bridge between Technology Hub in Silicon Valley – San Jose CA, and Nigeria, serving as an Incubator for Entrepreneurs and Startup’s.


We truly hope you can join us on such an important occasion, to discuss very critical matters. This event is by invitation only, all guests are prescreened by the United Nations for Security Clearance before the conference convenes, therefore this invitation is restricted and limited to the general public.

R.S.V.P via Eventbrite.

For general questions or inquries, please send an email to info@svned.com 

cc: denise@svned.com, info@gc4women.orgTemitope.ajayi@svned.com.

Thank you for you in advance for your time and participation.