Yahoo Change Your World- Amman, Jordan 2014



Women. Social Media. Technology. Gender Equality. Human Rights.
Are you ready to #ChangeYourWorld?

At Yahoo, we see how ordinary people use technology to do extraordinary things every day.  To shine the light on them, we’re once again bringing inspirational leaders together for a very special event. Today we’re officially announcing the next chapter of our Change Your World series: Change Your World Amman, a conference about women who are harnessing the power of technology and media to change the world.

The day will be MC’ed by award-winning journalist, strategist, entrepreneur and all-around rock star, Lara Setrakian, and it will be a celebration and a provocation. We will highlight artists, musicians, activists, journalist, entrepreneurs, policy advocates and poets, all bound by the determination to be the change they wish to see in the world. We will be highlighting a range of stories in the region, from the rise of digital entrepreneurs, to people advocating for peace in Syria to women using photography and film to tell stories behind stereotypes in Palestine.

Connect , learn more about the stories behind our panelists, and join @yahoobhrp in the conversation. Let us know how you’re using technology and social media to #changeyourworld! We’ll be sharing tweets with our amazing set of panelists on event day.


Event MC: Lara Setrakian, Founder of Syria Deeply


Panel #1: Media & Journalism What role has media played in bringing attention to humanitarian crises in the region? Has technology created greater access to accurate and unbiased media?

Moderator |  Lara Setrakian, Founder of Syria Deeply

Panel #2: Entrepreneurship How are women using the Internet and technology to power innovation, lead in business and become social entrepreneurs?  What kinds of causes are women connecting to business, and how is technology making these connections possible? 

Moderator |  Nina Curley, Editor-in-Chief at Wamda

Panel #3:  Women In The Arts How are women using art to inspire, inform and advocate?

Panel #4: Women Who Lead How are women leaders using the Internet and technology to advocate for more just laws and raise awareness about social and policy issues related to gender equity?

Moderator | Lauren Bohn, Multimedia Journalist and Co-Founder, Foreign Policy Interrupted

Panel #5: Advocates for Peace During Times of Conflict & The Power Of Technology The Internet and social and digital media platforms amplify voices that do not have access to traditional forms of media, and allow marginalized groups to tell their stories. What has been the impact of regional conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon, and how are women using technology to raise awareness? How have women used the Internet and other platforms to be advocates for peace and create solutions to humanitarian crises?

Moderator | Lara Setrakian, Founder of Syria Deeply