6:30 pm Arrive, Intro & Thank to our Sponsors Bold Business, Barefoot College, and Hylas

6:45 pm Flip the Switch - Documentary Pre-Release & Performance by Piera Van de Wiel

7:00 pm Development Approaches & Impact

8:00 pm Event End

8:30 pm After Event Gathering

10:00 pm Fin

Michelle Paige Patterson

Michelle R. Paige Paterson Was The First Lady Of New York State. The Wife Of New York Governor David Paterson, She Became The First Lady On March 17, 2008, When Her Husband Was Sworn In As Governor, Following The Resignation Of Eliot Spitzer.

Lord Jack McConnell

Jack Wilson McConnell, Baron McConnell Of Glenscorrodale, PC Is A Scottish Politician And A Labour Life Peer In The House Of Lords. He Was The First Minister Of Scotland From 2001 To 2007. He Was The Member Of The Scottish Parliament For Motherwell And Wishaw From 1999 To 2011.

Mariane Pearl

Mariane Van Neyenhoff Pearl Is A French Freelance Journalist And Former Reporter And Columnist. For Glamour Magazine. She Is The Widow Of Daniel Pearl, An American Journalist Who Was The Southeast Asia Bureau Chief For The Wall Street Journal. He Was Kidnapped And Murdered By Terrorists In Pakistan In Early 2002, During The Early Months Of The United States’ War On Terror.

Ian Vasquez

IIan Vásquez Is The Director Of The Cato Institute’s Center For Global Liberty And Prosperity. His Articles Have Appeared In Newspapers Throughout The United States And Latin America, And He Is A Columnist At El Comercio (Peru). He Is The Co-Author Of The Human Freedom Index And Has Testified Numerous Times In The U.S. Congress On Economic Development Issues.

Chidinma Achebe – Moderator

Chi Was The First Program Manager Of The Anzisha Prize, A Pan-African Entrepreneurship Award Created By The African Leadership Academy And The MasterCard Foundation. She Led Strategy Development, Executed Marketing Initiatives In 12 African Countries. Chi Founded ResSpot, A Global 911 “Uber For Emergency Response” App. Prior To Her Work In South Africa, Chi Was An Account Strategist At Google.She Is An MBA Candidate At Columbia Business School And Holds A BA With Distinction From University Of Pennsylvania.

Eda Henries

Eda Is A Principal At Persistent. Eda Has Over 10 Years Of Entrepreneurship And Investment Banking Advisory Experience In The U.S. And Africa. She Was Previously A Vice President In The Global Power And Utilities Group Of Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division. She Also Co-Founded Businesses In The Food Service And Agribusiness Sectors In West Africa. She Holds An MBA From Columbia Business School And A BS In Foreign Service From Georgetown University.

Performance by Piera Van de Wiel

Piera Van De Wiel Is An Actor, Singer And Entrepreneur. As A Singer She Has Released An Original Single Called “It’s Complicated” With Canadian Music Producer Steve Barakatt With Press In Broadway World, Yahoo, And Europa Press. She Is Also The Founder Of The Collective Stronger With Music.

Cheryl Dorsey, CEO of Echoing Green

Approaches to Development

Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organization and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates


Barefoot College
Impact New York
Hogan Lovells
Columbia Business School
Bold Business