WIE Inspiration Day: Men Playing Their Part for Women and Children's Health
Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
Director of the United Nations Population Fund
Co-founder, Malaria No More
Co-director, Georgetown's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
President of the GBCHealth
Head of WRA Nigeria
Co-founder, A Call to Men
Inspiration Day features some of the most impressive minds in philanthropy, politics, business, entertainment and media. Whether your goal is to make a real difference to the issues you care about or to get tips from your role models about overcoming the obstacles to success, here’s where you'll get help becoming the very best version of yourself.
WIE Network is a next generation media company that aims to inspire social change through the creation of engaging and inspirational filmed content, large scale forums and innovative social media programs. The company’s properties include the annual women’s conference, The WIE Symposium; WIE Interact, an online social network for women, and a new online reputation service to be announced. Other projects include a feature film about legendary African heroine Yaa Asantewaa; and a documentary that explores the role of forgiveness in conflict resolution around the world.
WIE Network’s principals are television host and political commentator June Sarpong, and branding and entertainment marketing expert, Dee Poku. According to Sarpong and Poku, the WIE Symposium was created as way of uniting women from different backgrounds. The event engages women from the world’s wealthiest nations in the quest to give a voice to those less fortunate than themselves: "As New York based British women of Ghanaian heritage, we consider ourselves to be citizens of world. And as such our mandate is to unite and empower women everywhere. We all share common goals of wanting to be happy and successful, to have strong families and dynamic careers. And that’s what the WIE Symposium is about, setting aside our differences and uniting behind our common aspirations."
Sarah Brown, is President of the children's charity PiggyBankKids.
Founded in 2002, this charity supports projects that create
opportunities for children and young people in the UK and also
administers the Jennifer Brown Research Fund, which supports
groundbreaking research to save newborn lives and solve pregnancy
Ray Chambers is co-founder of Malaria No More.
Mark Dybul is co-director of Georgetown's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.
Tonte Ibraye is Head of WRA Nigeria.
Babatunde Osetimehin is Director of the United Nations Population Fund.
Tony is an educator, activist and lecturer who has been working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. He is both nationally and internationally recognized for his effort to end men's violence against women and promote healthy and respectful manhood. Tony is the co-founder and co-director of A CALL TO MEN: The Next Generation of Manhood. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men... Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against women" and visionary for the book, "NFL Dads: dedicated to Daughters".
Dr. John Tedstrom is Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), where he leads the world's premier international NGO uniting over 220 companies in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He is the founder of Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA) and served as its President and CEO until August 1, 2006. In August 2006, GBC and TPAA initiated a process that will join the two organizations.
Before founding TPAA in July 2003, John served as Vice President for Policy Studies and Vice President for Global Security at the EastWest Institute (EWI). In those positions, he was responsible for conceptualizing and building new programs, recruiting staff, securing funding, and implementing projects in the U.S., Western Europe, and the New Independent States (NIS). While at EWI, John conceived and founded the U.S.-Russia Working Group Against HIV/AIDS along with Leo Hindery and Mikhail Margelov.