Tuesday, November 22 from 18-21h
Société Nautique de Genève – Quai de Cologny 1, 1223 Cologny
for an inspiring conversation with Atalanti Moquette and World Bicycle Relief’s Alisha Meyers on how bicycles empower whole communities to thrive.
|19h||Opening remarks, film screening|
with Atalanti Moquette, founder of Giving Women
and Alisha Myers, World Bicycle Relief’s Global Director for Strategic Information and Innovation
If you have any questions – please reach out to Kristen Knupp, Chairwoman, Geneva Advisory Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Atalanti Moquette – Founder Giving Women
Atalanti received a BA Hons. in Philosophy and Ancient Greek at King’s College London. She continued her postgraduate studies in Art History at the University of Toronto. Atalanti’s passions include education, art, philanthropy and women’s rights. She started her career on the specialist side of Sotheby’s and has worked on education policy in Toronto and Geneva.
Her involvement in the field of philanthropy follows a family tradition that began at the grassroots level, running a life skills programme in a shelter for battered women. In 2009 Atalanti founded Giving Women, a network of diverse but like-minded women who pool their professional skills and experience to provide advice to strengthen projects directed at vulnerable girls and women globally. Her interest in social impact investing started when she and her daughter, Elianna, established Step Up, to advise start-up social businesses and banks on questions of social impact and responsible investing.
Alisha Myers – Global Director of Strategic Information and Innovation World Bicycle Relief
Widely recognized as one of the leading global experts in rural bicycle transport, Alisha Myers leads global data collection, learning, evaluation and research at World Bicycle Relief. She also oversees the global innovation portfolio. Prior to joining WBR in 2014, Alisha worked as Senior Technical Advisor: M&E for Mothers2Mothers, a global NGO focused on HIV prevention for mothers and newborns. Alisha has also worked with Catholic Relief Services in roles including Senior Program Manager and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Technical Advisor.
Alisha has provided M&E support for economic development, food security, education, and public health programs in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Sri Lanka. Alisha has an undergraduate degree in Global Studies from Spelman College and a degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and Political Science.