Women Leading Locally: Powering Global Change

Time and Place

Vancouver International Conference Center Room L116

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Event Details

One tool towards advancing gender parity in leadership across the globe is to convene women leaders themselves to talk about policies, practices and commitments to gender parity and the link to governance, inclusive economic growth and security.


The Affiliate event will feature mainly women mayors from across the globe who can discuss leadership at the local level, the link between local and national leadership and emerging trends in government. This panel will focus on pathways to leadership, key policies and opportunities that drive leadership, the link between gender parity and socio economic growth, and government innovation.




Maria Patricia Arce Guzman

Mayor of Vinto, Boliva


Powes Parkop,

Governor of the city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


Anastasia Pupsuy

Mayor of Irpin, Ukraine


Sy Taun

Vice President of NLC and Chief (mayor) of Phsar Thmey 1 Sangkrat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia




Gwen K. Young

Global Women’s Leadership Initiative Distinguished Fellow, Managing Director of the Global Emergency Response Coalition