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The ChangeMakers Connect Forums are back!  

Towards the end of 2022, we took a break to analyze all the feedback from previous forums to inform the next iteration of our ChangeMakers Connect Forums. The main purpose was  to ensure that these forums continue to foster meaningful engagements that will provide the needed support for this global network of women leaders in nutrition and food systems to implement the 8 courageous leadership practices.

One change we are introducing in the next series is for forum participants to hear about the experiences and lessons learned of groups or organizations working to improve nutrition and food systems, and to redress power imbalances. Our aim is to shed light on the journey the organizations have undertaken, reflect on the obstacles met, and the victories achieved.

By participating in the forums you will have the opportunity to listen to stories of successes and learn how to navigate challenges in leadership related to power imbalances. Our hope is that these forums will provide opportunities for individuals and groups to network, identify collaborators and/or form partnerships through connections from the NGLC.

If your organization or initiative would be interested in sharing their experiences in navigating the dynamics of power imbalances through our forums, please let us know. We also welcome any recommendations. 

Upcoming Events

No events at the moment

Past Events 

On March 30th 2022, The  Next Gen(D)eration Leadership Collective launched Achieving A Well-Nourished World: A Manifesto for Leadership. Transforming nutrition and food systems depends on transforming leadership. Solutions to poor-quality diets and inequitable, unsustainable food systems exist—what is missing is the leadership needed to put these solutions to work. Accelerating progress towards a well-nourished world is going to take courageous leadership capable of navigating complex, systemic challenges; it will mean unleashing the power of women to redefine leadership and reimagine new systems. This is our Manifesto for transforming how we lead and who leads.

Launch of the Next Gen(D)eration Leadership Collective Manifesto Session I Zoom recording 

Launch of the Next Gen(D)eration Leadership Collective Manifesto Session II Zoom recording 

To listen to Spotlight Dialogue recordings from past ChangeMaker Connect Forums below,
Click here!

  • Wed, May 08
    May 08, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    Virtual event
    May 08, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    Virtual event
    A journey shared by two women- Aubrey Alvarez & Sera Cuni, who have deviated from the norm and found alternative approaches through working at the grassroots and championing community-led initiatives address challenges in food systems to deliver nutritious food to communities.
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  • Tue, May 07
    May 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Virtual event
    May 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    Virtual event
    A journey shared by two women- Aubrey Alvarez & Sera Cuni, who have deviated from the norm and found alternative approaches through working at the grassroots and championing community-led initiatives address challenges in food systems to deliver nutritious food to communities.
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  • Fri, Jan 26
    Jan 26, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM GMT+7
    Virtual Event
    Jan 26, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM GMT+7
    Virtual Event
    At this forum, representatives from HealthBridge Vietnam will share stories of challenges encountered and achievements made in their efforts to combat overweight and obesity among children in Vietnam. This session time works best for those in North & South America and Australia.
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  • Thu, Jan 25
    Jan 25, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+7
    Virtual Event
    Jan 25, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+7
    Virtual Event
    At this forum, representatives from HealthBridge Vietnam will share stories of challenges encountered and achievements made in their efforts to combat overweight and obesity among children in Vietnam. This session time works best for those in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe.
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  • Thu, Dec 07
    Dec 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT-3
    Virtual Event
    Dec 07, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT-3
    Virtual Event
    At this forum, representatives from COLANSA will share stories of challenges encountered while navigating the dynamics of power imbalances in their organization and the victories they have achieved.
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  • Thu, Nov 17
    Nov 17, 2022, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST
    Online Forum
    Nov 17, 2022, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST
    Online Forum
    At this forum, we shall be discussing the challenges related to "Navigating different perspectives and/or building trust when working to drive internal and external stakeholders towards a change"
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  • Wed, Nov 16
    Nov 16, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM UTC
    Online Forum
    Nov 16, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM UTC
    Online Forum
    At this forum, we shall be discussing the challenges related to "Balancing your professional role, personal life and a side hustle"
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  • Thu, Sep 29
    Sep 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Online Forum
    Sep 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Online Forum
    At this forum, we shall continue with our spotlight dialogues discussing the challenges related to "Navigating different perspectives and/or building trust when working to drive internal and / external stakeholders towards a change".
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  • Mon, Sep 26
    Sep 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+10
    Online Forum
    Sep 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT+10
    Online Forum
    At this forum, we shall continue with our spotlight dialogues discussing the challenges related to "Facing pushback to proposals you have made internally and/ or externally"
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  • Tue, Jul 26
    Jul 26, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM GMT
    Online Event
    Jul 26, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM GMT
    Online Event
    At this forum, we shall continue with our spotlight dialogues discussing challenges raised in past Forums that prevent us from leading the way we want to lead and how to navigate them. For this session, we shall be addressing, “Managing a challenging/difficult relationship with a female colleague."
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  • Thu, Jul 21
    Jul 21, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Jul 21, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Event
    At this forum, we shall continue with our spotlight dialogues and delve deeper into the leadership challenge of "Balancing multiple responsibilities in work and home and related stress and/or exhaustion” followed by breakout sessions on how this challenge can be addressed.
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  • Wed, Jun 01
    Jun 01, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+2
    Online Event
    Jun 01, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+2
    Online Event
    At this forum, we shall resume our spotlight dialogues and we will begin discussing challenges raised in past Forums that prevent us from leading the way we want to lead and how to navigate them, followed by breakout sessions on how these challenges can be addressed.
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  • Tue, May 31
    May 31, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+3
    Online Event
    May 31, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+3
    Online Event
    At this forum, we shall resume our spotlight dialogues and we will begin discussing challenges raised in past Forums that prevent us from leading the way we want to lead and how to navigate them, followed by breakout sessions on how these challenges can be addressed.
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  • Wed, Mar 30
    Mar 30, 2022, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM GMT+3
    Webinar
    Mar 30, 2022, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM GMT+3
    Webinar
    In this event, a Manifesto for leading together for a well-nourished world will be launched- ACHIEVING A WELL-NOURISHED WORLD: A MANIFESTO FOR LEADERSHIP. The Manifesto is a call for and a commitment to transforming how we lead and who lead in nutrition and food systems for a well-nourished world
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  • Wed, Mar 30
    Mar 30, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+3
    Webinar
    Mar 30, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+3
    Webinar
    In this event, a Manifesto for leading together for a well-nourished world will be launched- ACHIEVING A WELL-NOURISHED WORLD: A MANIFESTO FOR LEADERSHIP. The Manifesto is a call for and a commitment to transforming how we lead and who lead in nutrition and food systems for a well-nourished world
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  • Mon, Feb 28
    Feb 28, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT
    Online Event
    Feb 28, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT
    Online Event
    This Forum will provide an opportunity to check-in with each other, provide important updates and get your input on ideas for activities in 2022. We encourage each one of you to join us, be open and share with each other in this safe space. Please encourage more women in your circles to join us!
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  • Mon, Feb 28
    Feb 28, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM GMT
    Online Event
    Feb 28, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM GMT
    Online Event
    This Forum will provide an opportunity to check-in with each other, provide important updates and get your input on ideas for activities in 2022. We encourage each one of you to join us, be open and share with each other in this safe space. Please encourage more women in your circles to join us!
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  • Mon, Dec 13
    Dec 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT
    Online Forum
    Dec 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT
    Online Forum
    At this forum, we will share the overall vision of this initiative, activities to date, discuss 2022 impact goals, followed by breakout sessions around a real-world scenario to consider applications of the courageous leadership practices we have been discussing.
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