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 is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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