Speakers

  • Convene Conference Center, NY
  • October 27, 2017

Featured Speaker


Chelsea Clinton
Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, works to drive the vision and programmatic work of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Over the past 14 years, The Clinton Foundation has convened businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. As only a few examples, because of the Clinton Foundation's work, more than 29,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 85,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; over 350,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises in Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Asia; 75 million people are benefiting from disease prevention efforts and investments in the U.S.; and through the affiliated Clinton Health Access Initiative, 9.9 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications.

As Vice Chair of the Foundation, Chelsea is a tireless advocate for the work of the Foundation. She works alongside Foundation leadership toward a shared goal of making the Clinton Foundation one of the most effective and efficient global NGOs in the world. She works in-depth across a number of the Foundation's programmatic areas including: No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project working to advance the full participation of women and girls; the Clinton Global Initiative University, a program focused on empowering the next generation of change-makers; the Clinton Foundation's Day of Action program which she founded; the Foundation's various health programs and the conservation of Africa's Elephants through the Clinton Global Initiative.

Chelsea currently teaches at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital. Chelsea also serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation's affiliated Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, the Africa Center and the Weill Cornell Medical College.  She is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at NYU. Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, an MPH from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health and both an MPhil and a Doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University. Chelsea is the author of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going,a book for young readers ages 10-14 which explores some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, particularly impacting kids and shares inspiring stories of young people who are already making a difference in their own communities and around the globe.

She lives with her husband Marc, their daughter Charlotte, and their son Aidan in New York City.

Speakers


Lisa Garcia
Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice

Lisa Garcia as the Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Lisa Garcia charts Earthjustice's course in groundbreaking and highimpact litigation to protect communities and families from the wide range of pollution issues that confront them on a daily basis.

For decades, Earthjustice has worked at the regional and national levels to ensure widespread protections from air and water pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals. Lisa works to expand and strengthen Earthjustice's legacy of winning potections for families and communities by partnering more with grassroots groups and integrating more community based voices and solutions.

Jeanne Rizzo
President of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

Jeanne Rizzo's vision guided Breast Cancer Prevention Partners to adopt its bold mission to work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Under her leadership the organization continues its commitment to strong science, smart public policy and consumer education. Ms. Rizzo is Co-Founder of Cancer Free Economy Network; recipient of many awards and most recent the NIEHS's "Champion of Environmental Health Research Award". A nurse, then an award-winning music, theater and film producer.

Ms. Rizzo produced the documentary Climb Against the Odds: Mt. McKinley, which chronicles Breast Cancer Prevention Partners's 1998 expedition.