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Lopa Banerjee

Millennium Fellowship Webinar Series




Join Lopa Banerjee, Director, Civil Society Division, UN Women to engage in a discussion about women’s rights and gender equality. If you are passionate about advancing SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls - this session is for you!


Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

Lopa Banerjee
Director, Civil Society Division, UN Women

Lopa Banerjee is the Director of the Civil Society Division at UN Women. She leads UN Women’s work on partnering with, supporting and strengthening women’s rights groups and civil society networks as well as their contribution, participation and influence in policy discussion at global, regional and national levels.

Lopa’s work focuses on partnership development with civil society organizations to influence global action on gender equality, in particular related to standard setting, policy discussion and stakeholder accountability. She leads UN Women’s strategic engagement, advocacy and alliance building initiatives with women’s and human rights groups, social justice actors and stakeholders including faith- based constituencies, men and boys’ groups, trade union movements, youth groups, among others, to promote intersectional partnerships for gender equality. She supports UN Women’s convening role in creating dialogue platforms and opportunities where UN Women engages multiple stakeholders – civil society, think tanks, academia, member states for political influence and support for the gender equality agenda.

A gender and human rights thematic expert with substantive experience in social policy and governance issues across Asia and Africa, Lopa has worked for over 3 decades on international development, policy advocacy, communication and partnership building, across the UN and in the private sector. Prior to the UN she worked with the private sector as well as with civil society, in India. Before joining UN Women, Lopa worked with UNDP and OHCHR in South Africa and UNICEF in Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Bangladesh and New York. In India, Lopa worked for several years in communication, research and advocacy.

Lopa’s areas of specialization include feminist policy advocacy and analysis, and inclusive partnership development and engagement. She lives in New York City.

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Wendy Kopp

Millennium Fellowship Webinar Series




Join Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for All


Date: November 09, 2018

Time: 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

Moderators: Josephine Spiegelberg and Mary Vickers, Rollins College

Wendy Kopp (Founder), Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Teach For All

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Wendy founded Teach For America in 1989 to marshal the energy of her generation against educational inequity in the United States. Today, close to 7,000 Teach For America corps members—outstanding recent college graduates and professionals of all academic disciplines—are in the midst of two-year teaching commitments in 53 urban and rural regions, and Teach For America has proven to be an unparalleled source of long-term leadership for expanding opportunity for children. After leading Teach For America’s growth and development for 24 years, in 2013, Wendy transitioned out of the role of CEO.  Today, she remains an active member of Teach For America's board. 

Wendy led the development of Teach For All to be responsive to the initiative of inspiring social entrepreneurs around the world who were determined to adapt this approach in their own countries. Currently, the Teach For All network is comprised of partner organizations in 48 countries on six continents, including its founding partners Teach For America and the U.K.’s Teach First.

Wendy has been recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards for public service. She is the author of A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (2011) and One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach For America and What I Learned Along the Way (2000). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where she participated in the undergraduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Wendy resides in New York City with her husband Richard Barth and their four children.  

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J.P. Bilbrey


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Join J.P. Bilbrey, former Chairman, President and CEO of The Hershey Company to learn about CSR and how to leverage the private sector to advance social sustainability. If you are interested in corporate social responsibility and see yourself working in the private sector, this session is for you!


Date: November 05, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1 PM Eastern Standard Time

Moderators: Alyssa Yun & Richard Ling, Campus Directors - University of Pennsylvania

J.P. Bilbrey

Chairman, President and CEO (retired), The Hershey Company 

J.P. Bilbrey retired from the Hershey Company as CEO in March of 2017 and as Chairman in May of 2018.  The Hershey Company is the largest producer of chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and confectionary products.  Bilbrey has more than 38 years of consumer goods experience and has been instrumental in the growth of some of the world’s largest and best-known brands.  He has worked in more than 50 Countries and living in North America, North Africa, Middle East and Asia.  Bilbrey joined Hershey in 2003 as the President of the International business progressing thru executive roles before being named President NA in 2007, COO in 2010, CEO in 2011 and ending his career as Chairman, President and CEO.

He graduated from Kansas State University in 1978 holding a Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology.  He began his career with the Procter & Gamble Company as a sales representative.  He served in positions of increasing responsibility in multiple disciplines in both the U.S. business and international operations during a 22 year period.  Upon returning to the U.S. Bilbrey served as President and CEO, Danone Waters of North America, Inc., a division of Groupe Danone, Paris, France. 

Bilbrey currently serves on the Board of Directors of Colgate Palmolive Company and Pella Corporation.  He has served in multiple industry leadership roles, including White House appointments on the Trade Policy and Negotiation council, Doing Business in Africa and other advisory roles.  He has been formally recognized for his industry leadership and continues to work in advisory roles including a passion for the application of advanced analytics in business.

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Join the visionary Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi, former US Ambassador to Eritrea, Nepal, and Uganda, Executive Director of the Soarway Foundation, and MCN Advisor. If you have interest in pursuing a career in diplomacy, this session is ideal for you.


Speaker: Scott DeLisi

Date: October 29, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 11 AM Eastern Standard Time

Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi served the government of the United States for 34 years as a diplomat, capping his distinguished career representing President Barack Obama as American Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda from 2012 - 2015.   Currently, he is serving as the Executive Director of Soarway, a charitable foundation dedicated to helping the people of Nepal recover from the devastating earthquakes of 2015 and build a stronger, safer, and more resilient future. 

Ambassador DeLisi also represented President Obama as Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, from March 2010 to July 2012, and he was President George W. Bush’s Ambassador to the State of Eritrea from 2004-2007.  Earlier in his career, Ambassador DeLisi was also the Deputy Ambassador at the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.  In Washington, Ambassador DeLisi served as the Director of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and as the Director for Entry-Level Programs in the same bureau. Among his other domestic assignments he has served as Director for Southern African Affairs, and also in the Bureau of Intelligence & Research, and the Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs.  Overseas, he has had additional postings in India, Madagascar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador DeLisi has been the recipient of two Presidential Rank Awards, the Charles E. Cobb Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence, the CIA Director’s Award, the DIA Director’s Award, and multiple Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State.  His foreign languages include French and Urdu. Ambassador DeLisi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and also attended the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Babatomiwa Adesida

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Join Babatomiwa Adesida - who is passionate about youth leadership - to learn how he navigated a career in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the private sector and now works for the SDG Fund, a UN mechanism to make the goals reality.  For any of you passionate about one day working in CSR and/or at the UN, this is a special opportunity.


Speaker: Babatomiwa Adesida

Date: October 15, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 11 AM Eastern Standard Time

Moderators: Onothoja Ogheneruona & Obia Sunday

Babatomiwa Adesida is the Private Sector and Philanthropy Engagement Consultant for the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund). His primary role is to engage the Private Sector to establish sustainable partnerships with the UN through the SDG Fund in numerous countries around the world.

Babatomiwa received a B.Sc with honours in Sociology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and MSc. in Public Policy from the University of Bristol, U.K where he won a partial scholarship for international students. He is extremely passionate about Social Reconstruction particularly in developing nations and plays an integral role in promoting the welfare of the underprivileged in the society through partnerships with various organizations and like-minded individuals. He has been nominated for and also received several CSR awards some of which include the Future Awards Nigeria, the Nigeria CSR awards and the 100 most impactful CSR leaders (Global listing) in India.

Learn more about Babatomiwa here.

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Katie Strock - Gates Foundation

Millennium Fellowship Webinar Series



Speaker: Katie Strock - Gates Foundation

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Moderators: Kehinde Adebiyi and Soyemi Toluwalashe Lagos State University Campus Directors

Katie Strock

Associate Program Officer, External Communications Team

Katie Strock is the lead project manager for the Gates foundation’s largest campaign, Goalkeepers. In this capacity she is responsible for stakeholder engagement, managing timelines and deliverable due dates across the campaign elements (report, event, campaign & accelerators).  In addition, she manages stakeholder engagement and management for the campaign leadership team. Katie joined Global Policy and Advocacy in December of 2012. Prior to that she spent four years on the WSH team as a Senior Program Assistant while completing her graduate degree. Katie holds a MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington where she focused on state government alternative sanitation policy; as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focusing on Corporate Communications. Prior to joining the Foundation, Katie was a Staff Associate at the National League of Cities where she coordinated the board oversight and engagement, also managed a number of large municipal government convening’s.

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