Investing in Girls and Young Women Side Event

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35 World Conference

WAGGGS is hosting a special networking side event at the 35th World Conference for funders, partners and supporters of the Movement.


The event, “Investing in Girls and Young Women,” will be co-hosted by the Girl Scouts of USA (GSUSA) and will include representatives and special guests of current and potential supporters. Guests from non-profit, business and governmental organisations will gather together to celebrate WAGGGS’ achievements and look towards supporting its future.                                  

Held on 7 July 2014, the event will offer guests a chance to network, exchange ideas and make key contacts both from within the Movement and externally. The event will demonstrate how Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting have impacted the lives of endless girls and young women, their families and their communities around the world

The event will be headlined by a number of speakers from businesses and non-profit organisations. Opening the event will be Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford. There will also be words from Simon Smith, Vice President of Asia Communications at Metlife and Eduardo Martinez, President of the UPS Foundation. Ana Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer of GSUSA and Mary Mc Phail, Chief Executive Officer of WAGGGS will also address guests at the event.

“Our partnerships are one of the main driving forces behind our success. Our support plays an important part in ensuring we reach as many girls and young women as possible. We hope this event will foster relationships that allow the Movement to continue growing and support WAGGGS’ vital work globally.” 

Please note this event is by invitation only. For more information please contact Elisa Chiodi, Head of Strategic Partnerships at

Angelina Kwan

The Women’s Foundation Board Vice-Chair and Head of Global Equities Compliance at CLSA

Angelina is Head of Global Equities Compliance at CLSA. She has over 25 years of experience in Asia and the United States in business development, restructuring, regulatory/compliance, as well as investor and stakeholder relations. Angelina started her career at KPMG and has held senior management, committee and/or board positions with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Partners, Kleinwort Benson, HG Asia Limited, Sony Pictures, the REORIENT Group (SEHK376) and most recently, Stratford Finance Ltd. She is currently an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Aviva Life Insurance Hong Kong, a Hong Kong Government appointed member of the Financial Reporting Council Process Review Panel, a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Securities Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia, an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Finance for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and serves on a number of other Boards and committees. Angelina is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and Hong Kong.


Linda Scott

DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Linda Scott is DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Linda is best known for her creation of the concept of the Double X Economy – a perspective which describes the global economy of women in both the developed and developing world, and the roles of women not only as consumers, but as investors, donors and workers. Linda is a founder of Power Shift, the Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy, and she curates the annual symposium which in 2014 will focus on Women and Finance.


Simon SmithSimon Smith

Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Metlife in Asia

Simon is vice president and Chief Communications Officer for MetLife in Asia. Appointed to this position in October 2012, Smith is responsible for communications, and corporate contributions for the region. He is based in HK.

Before joining MetLife, Smith headed Brand Marketing for Goldman Sachs International, based in London, UK. Prior to that Smith was Global Head of Brand and Communications for Alico, working closely with MetLife on brand integration, marketing and communications.

Smith spent the early part of his career at Barclays, and then Citigroup, initially in front-line commercial lending roles and then in corporate strategy, strategic marketing and international brand and communication positions.

His areas of expertise include sponsorship development and management, international new market entry, customer research and analytics, proposition development, external & internal communication planning and execution, and strategic brand management and advertising.

Smith holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK and BA(hons) in Economics from the University of Kent, UK.


Eduardo MartinezEduardo Martinez


UPS Foundation

The UPS Foundation leads the Corporate Citizenship initiatives for UPS. As President, Ed Martinez is responsible for the operations and management of its global philanthropic, employee engagement and corporate relations programs.

Mr. Martinez joined UPS in 1976 as a package handler in UPS’s South Florida operation where he subsequently entered the management ranks within operations and the Industrial Engineering functions. Martinez later held senior management positions in the areas of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Risk Management, and Acquisitions. In these capacities, he also served UPS’s subsidiaries and International Region.

Martinez served as corporate counsel in the UPS Legal Department until 2007, where his practice included commercial transactions, intellectual property and information technology matters, as well as civil litigation. Prior to assuming the position as President, he served as Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations for The UPS Foundation.

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Martinez serves as Chairperson and represents UPS on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risk and serves as Chairperson of its Logistics Emergency Team. He currently serves as UPS executive liaison to the Council of Independent Colleges. He is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for The National Council of La Raza organization as well as corporate liaison to the Points of Light Institutes’ Service Council.  He also serves as the Chair of the Corporate Development Council for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, a member of the advisory board for The Metro Atlanta YMCA and sits on the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Global Corporate Volunteer Council.  Most recently, Martinez was confirmed by the National Academy of Sciences to Co-Chair their national program “Resilient America.”

Born in Havana, Cuba, Martinez immigrated to the United States with his family in 1960. He has lived in Atlanta since 1992, with his wife and three children.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University ofMiami, Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from the Nova Southeastern University Law School. A member of the American Bar Association, Martinez is also a member of the Florida Bar and the Hispanic National Bar Association.  


Anna Maria ChavezAna Maria Chávez

Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of the USA

Ana Maria Chávez is a lifetime member and current national CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. As CEO, she leads the work of GSUSA in over 90 countries. 

An award-winning community leader, she has held various senior positions under former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano when the former Secretary was Governor of Arizona – including Deputy Chief Of Staff for Urban Relations and Community Development, and previously, as the Governor’s Director Of Intergovernmental Affairs. Ana returned to the Girl Scout Movement in 2009, serving as Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas where she had the opportunity to represent GSUSA at the 34th World Conference in Scotland, UK. 

She holds a Juris doctorate from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and a bachelor's degree in American history from Yale University. Bar admissions include the Arizona Supreme Court, and U.S. Supreme Court.


Mary Mc PhailMary Mc Phail

Chief Executive

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Mary Mc Phail took up her position as Chief Executive of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in March 2007. Previously, Mary spent six years as Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby, and three as the Secretary General of the European Public Health Alliance in Brussels. Ms Mc Phail has a Bachelor in Social Sciences from University College Dublin, a Bachelor in Humanities from North London University and a Master’s Degree in Health Service Management from City University, London. Before focusing her energies on civil society advocacy at European level Mary had worked for over twenty years in the field of health and social care. Specialising in developing services for people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems, Mary combined service delivery management with policy and advocacy work in both the non-governmental sector and in the UK’s National Health Service.

Mary has devoted considerable time and effort to supporting the evolution of good practice and good governance in the non-governmental sector and strengthening the voice of civil society in national and European policy debates.

Mary is an experienced advocate for equality and justice for women in Europe and globally, working within civil society organizations, with governments and European and international institutions. Mary is also an experienced fundraiser and public speaker.


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