Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Catherine Flon Symposium —
Cultivating Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Women Economic Empowerment
Time Event Room
8:30 am Registration Check-In Begins
9:30 am to 9:50 am Speakers / Panelists Gathering
10:00 am to 10:10 am Haiti National Anthem

  • Barbara Guillaume Artist and Women’s Rights Activist

Welcoming Remarks

  • Ambassador Danielle Saint-Lôt
  • Serge Renaud – President of the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP)
Trusteeship Council Chamber
10:10 pm to 10:30 am Opening Statement

  • His Excellency Ambassador Denis Régis – Haiti Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • Special “1st Catherine Flon Award”

One Woman – Nou Tout Se Fanm:  A Song for UN Women

  • Barbara Guillaume Artist and Women’s Rights Activist
  • Ms. Anna Falth Manager of EmpowerWomen, UN Women Economic Empowerment Section
Trusteeship Council Chamber
10:30 am to 11:30 am Bridging the Gap – How to Fill the Missing Middle

  • Ambassador Danielle Saint-Lôt
  • Honorable Rodneyse Bichotte – New York State Assemblymember, Chair of the Subcommittee on the Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises


  • Cleve Mésidor Global Solutions Consultant, The Raben Group
Trusteeship Council Chamber
11:30 am to 11:40 am Break
11:40 am to 12:40 pm Innovation, Entrepreneurship and How to Contribute and Help Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • Leanna Archer Founder & CEO, Leanna’s Essentials
  • Laurence Sarah Bigio – Marketing President GB Group,Publisher of Challenges Magazine
  • Yve-Car Momperousse – Co- Founder & CEO Kreyol Essence
  • Gabrielle Vincent – Co-Founder & CEO Société Agricole et de Production et d’Élevage du Nord S.A. (SAPEN S.A.)


  • Ambassador Danielle Saint-Lôt
Trusteeship Council Chamber
12:40 pm to 1:00 pm Nap Vanse!

  • Barbara Guillaume Artist and Women’s Rights Activist

Women Entrepreneurs LEADing the Way – Inclusive Economic Growth in Haiti and the Diaspora:

  • Nadia Cherrouk – County Director PADF Haiti, Chief of Party of Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investments (LEAD) program funded by USAID

Live Streamed Statement

  • The Honorable Marie Denise Claude – Haiti Minister of Women Affairs

Closing Remark

  • Dr. Marjorie Pierre Brennan, MD – NAAHP Advisory Board Chair and Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee
Trusteeship Council Chamber