Harvard GlobalWE Connect

2022 Women's Empowerment Expo

Our fifth Women's Empowerment Expo took place in April 2022. Recordings of the sessions are available on our YouTube Channel. 

A two-part, virtual interactive event featuring organizations empowering women and girls in education and promoting healthy communities. 


Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 12:00pm-2:00pm ET | Education Registration

Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 12:00pm-2:00pm ET | Healthy Communities Registration


Background and Expo Overview | Event Details | Panelists and Participating Organizations | Other Details

Background and Expo Overview

Join Harvard Alumni for Global Women's Empowerment (Harvard GlobalWE) Connect for its fifth Women's Empowerment Expo and second Expo in a virtual format on April 23 and 30, 2022 featuring organizations leading the way for women's empowerment in education and promoting healthy communities worldwide.


Each Part of the Expo will consist of opening and keynote remarks from experts in the field; timed, interactive sessions that enable attendees to learn about participating organizations serving women and girls around the world and how they can volunteer or get involved with these organizations; an informal networking session with fellow attendees; and closing remarks. The Expo is intended to be informative, interactive, and fun.


In this year's Expo, there are over 20 participating organizations working across multiple continents.



Part 1: Sat, April 23rd at 12 pm ET featuring organizations focusing on education. 

Part 2: Sat, April 30th at 12 pm ET featuring organizations promoting healthy communities.




Harvard GlobalWE Connect is an initiative that connects Harvard University alumni with organizations leading the way globally for women’s empowerment in the arts, social services, education, health, economic development, entrepreneurship, policy, STEM, and other fields. 


The Women’s Empowerment Expo enables these organizations to engage with Harvard University alumni and students as well as professors, staff, members and Friends of GlobalWE, and other members of the Harvard University community who seek internship, volunteer, mentorship, career exploration, and charitable giving opportunities.


A note on cost: While we are very grateful to be able to offer the majority of our events for free to the GlobalWE and friends community, as a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, we rely on and welcome any assistance you can provide.

We suggest a donation of $10 for one Part or $20 for both Parts to support GlobalWE’s programming, which you can submit by clicking on the Donate button below. 


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Thank you for supporting Harvard GlobalWE. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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Event Details

Part 1: Saturday, April 23, 2022 (Education)

Part 2: Saturday, April 30, 2022 (Healthy Communities)

12:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time





Suggested donation of $10 for each event. GlobalWE is grateful for donations from members to support its programming and initiatives. Please consider making any accompanying donation here to support our work: 


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Questions: Contact [email protected]


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Panelists and Participating Organizations


Note: Please check back from time to time to view the list of participating organizations, which is being updated.


Part 1: Education Organizations, April 23, 2022


Keynote Speaker

David Evans, Senior Fellow Center for Global Development

David Evans is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he researches solutions in education, health, and social safety nets. Previously he was at the World Bank, where he co-authored the World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, coordinated impact evaluation work for sub-Saharan Africa, and managed education projects in Brazil. His recent research includes “Girls’ Education at Scale,” “Gender Gaps in Education: The Long View,” and “What We Learn about Girls’ Education from Interventions that Do Not Focus on Girls.” He received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. You can read more of his research on Twitter at @DaveEvansPhD.


Participating Organizations

Part 2: Healthy Communities Organizations, April 30, 2022


Keynote speaker 

Dr. Bridget Msolomba Malewezi, medical doctor, public health practitioner, motivational speaker, activist & health columnist







A graduate of College of Medicine, University of Malawi & Emory University, Atlanta USA where she did a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on Global Health. She is currently a visiting Scientist & Harvard LEAD Fellow in the Department of Global Health  & Population at Harvard T.H Chan School & Harvard Global Health Institute. She is also Vice President of the Malawi Chapter of Women in Global Health (WGH) as well as Acting Chair of the  taskforce for the establishment of the Women Doctors Association of Malawi (WDAM). She is one of the founding members and former executive member/ chairperson of Public Relations and COVID Public Awareness for the Society of Medical Doctors Malawi (SMD). 


She has worked in various capacities including Country Director for Seed Global Health Malawi focusing on  health systems strengthening and Human Resources for Health (HRH). Prior to that she served in various roles including Program Manager at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) providing technical assistance to several government departments on the introduction of new vaccines for childhood illnesses as well as reproductive health.

Her health column in the national newspaper is now in its 12th year and she  has broadened this into social media pages on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube - ‘DrBonHealth’ - sharing information on health and most recently on COVID19. She is also the recipient of the inaugural “Woman of Substance” award for Medicine from Plan International Malawi and Pan African Learning and Growth Network in Feb 2022. In November 2020, she was awarded a Doctor of Excellence award by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Malawi (CPSM) in recognition for her dedication, leadership, and years of service to the medical fraternity. She also runs a private consulting and recruitment agency that supports students from Malawi find study placements abroad. 


Participating Organizations

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Other Details


Questions: If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact [email protected].


Views: During our events, we expect our participants to be respectful of one another's opinions and experiences.

The views expressed during our events are solely those of the speaker(s) and participating audience and do not imply endorsement by Harvard GlobalWE and/or Harvard University.


Harvard Alumni For Global Women's Empowerment Harvard GlobalWE is a shared interest group of the Harvard Alumni Association.
We are dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, dialogue and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. Harvard GlobalWE does not advocate a specific ideology or political or cultural agenda. We are an inclusive organization with membership open to and comprising all genders.


Membership is free. To become a member of Harvard GlobalWE, please JoinWE. To learn more, please visit our website and our Facebook group.


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