Next Event- February 27th, 2017

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The Women’s International Forum

is pleased to present Yann Borgstedt in a talk

Yann Borgstedt

“Why Men should Invest in Women”

                                                                         Date: Monday February 27, 2017

Time: 1:15- 2:30 p.m.

Venue: UNHQ Conference Room 4, GA Building

Yann Borgstedt is a Swiss entrepreneur, born and raised in Geneva and educated in the United States. In 2005, Yann started The Womanity Foundation.

Womanity includes within its projects the first radio exclusively for and by women in the Middle East called Radio “Nissaa”. It has supported one of Afghanistan’s largest girls’ school – The Al Fatah School in Kabul, Afghanistan to become a model of excellence in education and launched “School in a Box – Advancing Girls’ Education in Afghanistan”. In 2014, Womanity launched it’s newest project, the Womanity Award. The world’s only award created specifically to champion innovations which are tackling violence against women.

Yann is on the board of the EDGE Certifier, a Swiss foundation working in partnership with the World Economic Forum, committed to creating a world where men and women are equally valued and respected in all aspects of economic, political and social life. He has recently received the BNP Paribas award for individual Philanthropy.


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Women’s International Forum (WIF)

Sofia Herrera Cubillo (Costa Rica) President, Pamela Jacovides (USA), Malini Nambiar (India), Anna van Oosterom (the Netherlands), Sonia de Meza-Cuadra (Peru), Miriam Khiari (Tunisia), Tanya Rattray (Jamaica), Dace Mazeika (Latvia), Faika Zaki (Egypt), Ingrid Ružičková (Slovakia), Lista Damayanti Djani (Indonesia), Manipreet Tina Kaur Koonjul (Mauritius).