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 Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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