Program 2019

Saturday 2 November 2019 at Centara Grand, Central World
Starting with a full-day summit in Bangkok, we will bring together an action-oriented, conscious community to create a social movement that will drive massive change for girls and women in Asia.
Thai-English Simultaneous Intrepretation Provided



Stories of how victims of violence transform themselves into change-makers. How celebrities transform their fame and status into personal causes to better the lives of others. How a global star can influence and shape the mindset of others towards understanding gender equality and women empowerment. How women from opposing political factions attempt to transform the patriarachy world of Thai politics into… well, just wait and see.


Wo=Men 2019 Summit Program

Dragonfly Transformation
Pranapda Phornprapha
Voranai Vanijaka
From Victim to Protector
Sunitha KrishnanAnti-trafficking crusader reveals how being a survivor of sexual assault drove her to help others.
  • Humanitarian
  • Legal
Live VDO Fireside Chat
Jameela JamilTackling unrealistic beauty standards. 'I weigh' movement opposes narrowly defined beauty standards and body shaming.
  • Beauty & Wellness
Lina Khalifeh

Moderated by: Tin Chokkamolkij
I had enough of women telling me we cannot do anything and we are weak. Women in the Middle East can stand up for themselves against violence.
  • Humanitarian
  • Entrepreneurship
Abhisit Vejjajiva
Robert Candelino
Pascal Gerken
Renaud Meyer

Moderated by: Sirinthorn Chandraprasert
Toxic masculinity assumes there is only one way of being a man. Why is toxic masculinity dangerous for men and women?
  • Leadership
  • Humanitarian
The Power of Vulnerability
(Chompoo) Araya Hargate
Woody Milintachinda
(Pearypie) Amata Chittasenee
Katrina Razon

Moderated by: Pranapda Phornprapha
Up close and personal into the private vs public lives of celebrities crusading for change.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Humanitarian
  • Arts & Culture
The Heat in the Kitchen
Chef Bo Songvisava
Chef Tam Debhakam
Female chefs are bringing new energy and influences to a male dominated profession.
  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment
Lunch Break
Chef Bo Songvisava
Chef Tam Debhakam
Paye Srinarong
Appetizers curated by two female chefs who are bright stars in a male-dominated profession. Lunch also features a musical performance.
  • Arts & Culture
Workshop A:
The Future of Sex
Bryony ColeThe future of intimacy and how do we manage cyberbullying, revenge porn and online predators?
  • Relationships
  • Technology
Workshop B:
Dust off your Capes and Put on your Wonder Gear
Nadya Hutagalung
Pranitan Phornprapha
Richard Jones
In a world where nature is ravaged for the sake of the almighty dollar, it’s time to stop being mindless consumers.
  • Environment
Workshop C:
Mindfulness and Money
Thanavut PornrojnangkoolWorkshop on how to make money work harder for you.
  • Entrepreneurship
Workshop D:
Wallet Exchange: Stanford Design School Model
Krating Poonpol
Jannisa Kulvanichkul
Workshop to help you take charge of your money and become financially independent.
  • Entrepreneurship
Workshop E:
The Voices in our Heads
David BolligerVoice dialogue workshop on human personality and the relationship between vulnerability and gender.
  • Relationships
Tea & Coffee Break
Let’s Kick Some Ass
Maggie Q

Moderated by: Sean Lee-Davies
From martial arts badass to Hollywood star and environmentalist – Maggie Q shows what we can do to better the world.
  • Leadership
  • Environment
Don't Take Your Foot off the Peddle
Marina MahathirWe have two choices: Stand up for women’s rights, or sit back and watch the world pass us by.
  • Leadership
  • Humanitarian
Kiss with a Fist
Watcharapon (Sia) Kukaewkasem
Emma Thomas
Cindy Bishop

Moderated by: Melissa Alvarado
When relationships become abusive. When love turns into violence. When victims stand up and say enough.
  • Humanitarian
Bankable Advice
Leili Gerami
Tracey Woon
Kattiya Indaravijaya
Niramarn Laisathit

Moderated by: Lyn Kok
Leaders in the investment and banking industry share stories from their personal lives and give smart financial advice.
  • Entrepreneurship
Not Just Another Pretty Face
Pannika Wanich
Watanya Wongopasi
Chitpas Kridakorn

Moderated by: Nakarin Wanakijpaibul
Women from opposing factions discuss gender-based discrimination in politics.
  • Leadership
  • Legal
Madison MehtaGender stereotypes did not start in the workplace, it started in school and in the family.
  • Leadership
  • Relationships
Dragonfly Transformed
Pranapda Phornprapha
Voranai Vanijaka
Closing speech and call to action.
A convening of global forces that understand the challenges women in Asia face and the powerful impact women and men as a collective can do to move society forward.

A convening of global forces that understand the challenges women in Asia face and the powerful impact women and men as a collective can do to move society forward.


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