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 television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, 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 challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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