Join me at The Gates Foundation GOALKEEPERS Conference 2019


I was honored to be included in the 2019 Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Conference. I also attended the United Nations GA 74 SDG 2030 Conference in September 2019 in New York City.

I wrote about both conferences for Ms. Magazine in these two articles:

25 Years After Beijing, What’s Next for Women Worldwide?

Lisa Niver at UN Women Meeting at United Nations GA 74 SDG 2030 New York City
Lisa Niver at UN Women Meeting at United Nations GA 74 SDG 2030 New York City

We Heart: These Seven Feminist Efforts to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Lisa at Goalkeepers Gates Foundation

My video: Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Conference 2019 at Lincoln Center

From the Gates Foundation: “On September 25, 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted the third annual Goalkeepers event in New York City. Goalkeepers is a catalyst for action toward the Global Goals—bringing together leaders from around the world to accelerate progress toward ending poverty and fighting inequality. “

“As a major initiative of The Gates Foundation, Goalkeepers is dedicated to accelerating progress towards the Global Goals. Events feature powerful stories, data, and partnerships to highlight progress achieved, hold governments accountable, and bring together a new generation of leaders to address the world’s major challenges. Goalkeepers 2019 featured global leaders like New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, renown scientists, civil society champions, and other emerging leaders — each committed to fighting global inequality. Hear how they each address the topic posed by Bill Gates of fighting global inequality. Learn how the Goalkeepers think we can achieve greater equality and meet development goals.”

Goalkeepers 2019: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Goalkeepers 2019: Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

Goalkeepers 2019: Panel discussion Jacinda Ardern, Pedro Sánchez, and Bill and Melinda Gates.

Goalkeepers 2019: Let’s Change the Odds with Bill Gates

Goalkeepers 2019: Amanda De Souza

Goalkeepers 2019: Dr. Senjuti Saha

Goalkeepers 2019: A Conversation with Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote

Goalkeepers 2019: Defining Bias

Goalkeepers 2019: Melinda Gates on Reframing Bias

Goalkeepers 2019: Blessing Omakwu on Bias in Emojis

Goalkeepers 2019: Drivers of Implicit Bias with Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Goalkeepers 2019: Blessing Omakwu on Bias in Design

Goalkeepers 2019: Dr. Joia Crear-Perry on Bias in Maternal Health in the United States

Goalkeepers 2019: Let Love Be Your Bias

Goalkeepers 2019: Lydia Murithi on Bias in Family Planning Access

Goalkeepers 2019: Panel Discussion on Bias

Goalkeepers 2019: Accelerator Announcements

Goalkeepers 2019: Taking Action in 2020

Goalkeepers 2019: Younger and Wiser

Thank you again to the Gates Foundation and Goalkeepers for including me in their incredible conference.

gates foundation goalkeepers Sept 2019 conference Lisa Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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