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, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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