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Heart to Heart: Women, Leadership and Global Peace Building

December 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Women are on the front-lines, leading the charge in so many aspects of life – as first responders of the pandemic and in keeping their households, families, communities, economies, and societies running. Women are caregivers, doctors, nurses, educators, farmers, drivers, spiritual leaders. Women are peace builders in their communities around the world, and so much more.

Join GW4W leadership and our panelists, multi-cultural, multi-lingual, global researchers, humanitarians, health experts, and change agents for a dynamic discussion about women’s contributions to global peace building. All of our panelists have contributed their expertise, careers, and passion to this important subject.

$15 for Dec. 15th presentation

$25 for BOTH Dec. 8th and Dec. 15th presentations

Time zones: 8:00 AM EST | 5:00 AM PST | 14.00 WAT | 14.00 CET | 22.00 JST

Dr. Anna Vishart, DDS  has practiced dentistry for over 25 years, in Encino, CA; Guayaquil, Ecuador and Dedham, MA, serving people from all economic and social levels, including Presidents, Ambassadors, members of Congress and ministers in Ecuador. She was the consulting dentist for the American Consulate general in Guayaquil and consulting dentist for the American Embassy –Peace Corp Volunteers. Dr. Vishart graduated Summa Cum Laude as Doctor in Dental Surgery at the University of Guayaquil and graduated with honors as D.D.S at The University of Southern California (USC), where she later completed a Special Studies Program in Advanced Prosthodontics and Esthetics. Dr. Vishart is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Facial Estethics.

Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi MBBS EMA FAAC is a medical doctor and international health, women peace and security, gender and human rights expert. She is the holder of the European Union masters in Human rights and Democratisation (EMA) from Venice, Italy. She is also the International President of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and founding Co-Chair of the Every Woman Treaty, coalition advocation for a global Treaty to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) and the immediate past Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Chair of the United Nations NGO/DPI Executive Committee. Her rare combination of medicine and human rights are reinforced by experience in peace building. Additionally, her work as an expert on Women, peace and security, operating within the framework of the United Nations Security council resolution 1325 and related resolutions, has resulted in a strong and responsive agenda in Nigeria. She is currently the Nigeria Co-country Representative for the Working Group on Women Youth Peace and Security for West Africa and Sahel (WYPS- WAS). Dr. Nwadinobi has authored several publications and received numerous awards of merit. Her personal profile is featured in Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s publication, “The Hands That Build Nigeria: Nigerian Women Role Models”.

Dr. Karolina Olofsson has over a decade of experience in international assistance in Asia, Western Europe, Africa and Latin America. She has collaborated with the European Commission, INTERPOL, the United States Congress, Parliament of the United Kingdom and global donors on international agendas. She holds a PhD in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response from the University of Manchester, and two Masters in Conflict Management and Post-War Reconstruction from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy and the University of York in the UK.  Additionally, she has a Bachelor (Honours) in Economics and Sociology from the University of York.

Dr. Mariko Gakiya is an Advisory Board Member to GW4W. Her research and teaching aims to advance the understanding of human capital development in the context of organizational systems to enrich personal and professional wellbeing. She takes an innovative approach to learning sciences and complex change management, with a focus on inclusive governance practices. Dr. Gakiya is particularly interested in how physical and psychosocial environments shape human resiliency and wellbeing in organizational settings. Dr. Gakiya serves on the executive boards of several leading organizations and advises leaders of international development organizations, foundations, think-tanks, higher ed institutions, and corporations. She was the founding faculty director of the Global Leadership Program for the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo. She earned a doctorate degree in administration, planning and social policy in education at Harvard University, following postgraduate work at the University of Oxford.


Nancy Board, MSW, Co-Founder and COO  of GW4W, is a tech-savvy global leader in corporate health, wellbeing and EAP and a seasoned international mental health expert. She is also a sought after speaker, facilitator and trainer delivering transformative change programs for women worldwide. She has helped thousands of women move past blocks to create a life that better aligns with their truth. Previously Nancy was Vice President of Healthcare, EAP and Wellness for JP Morgan, Asia Pacific responsible for over 38,000 employees in 18 countries. She is a versatile, business-savvy, culturally competent leader who has led individuals, teams and organizations through the chaos and grief of workplace violence and major disasters. Nancy is passionate about doing more good to create gender equity and build inclusive, respectful workplaces for women to become thriving, healthy leaders. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work/Behavioral Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo, certification as a Global Professional in Human Resources and certification as Facilitator and Guide for Women’s Circles through the non-profit organization, Woman Within, International.


December 15, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am