October 10, 2016
Piedmont Driving Club
An event to benefit Historic Mims Park

This preeminent event brings together powerful women in Atlanta to network, celebrate women's leadership, and invest in programs that foster female empowerment. Our luncheon keynote speaker, Khaliya, will lead a panel discussion about the value of encouraging female entrepreneurship in order to promote community development.


A graduate with honors of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Pubic Health, Khaliya was on the board of the world’s largest private development network from 2006-2010 – work that took her to over 30 countries as a health specialist and as well as as part of diplomatic delegations throughout Africa and Asia. 

Before that, she was on a research team focused on infectious disease and national security at the Council on Foreign Relations and worked to negotiate lower-cost opportunistic infections drugs for YRG Care AIDS hospital in India. After receiving her B.A. with honors in European Studies and International Affairs at New York University, Khaliya worked two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria during the country’s rocky post-Communism transition period. 

The first female member of the Board of Directors for Venture for America, Khaliya continues to sit on their entrepreneur board, and is also on the advisory boards of post-natal care nonprofit Embrace, the Nexus Global Youth Summit and Charity Miles, an app that allows amateur runners and bikers to turn their workouts into fundraisers.
Khaliya is part of the Clinton Global Initiative LEAD program for young change makers and has spoken on health issues at The White House’s United States of Women Summit, The World Economic Forum Family Business Summit, The Near Future Summit, The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Clinton Global Initiative University, Nexus Global Youth Summit, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, The United Nations and various others.

She can be found on Twitter at @Khaliya.

Our Distinguished Panel Speakers

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Our luncheon keynote speaker, Khaliya, 2016 Middelthon-Candler Peace Prize recipient, will engage in a conversation with our panelists about Georgia’s potential to be a national example by investing in women and projects that empower communities.

The panel will use examples such as the revitalization of Vine City and Historic Mims Park to demonstrate the progress already happening in Atlanta.

Leading the conversation will be Atlanta’s own Monica Kaufman Pearson, 2013 Middelthon-Candler Peace Prize recipient. Pearson will describe why investing in women’s economic empowerment is required for sustainable community development. Research shows that projects geared towards eradicating poverty and violence against women, as well as encouraging female entrepreneurship are crucial in enacting transformational change in society.

We will honor the work and legacy of 2016 Middelthon-Candler Justice Prize recipient First Lady Rosalynn Carter: Georgia's trailblazer. Her legacy is one of the reasons why Georgia is considered a global thought leader on many social issues facing our nation today.

We look forward to your participation and to hearing your ideas about the transformation projects happening in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

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Registration: 11:30 am

Lunch and opening remarks: 12 pm

Panel discussion: 12:10 – 1:30 pm

Additional networking: 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm