Image of panelists speaking at the 2017 Goalkeepers event.

Event

Past Events

The Goalkeepers event is an annual gathering of world leaders, decision makers, and activists. Explore below to see featured speakers and award winners from past events.

Goalkeepers 2018

September 25-26 | New York City

As world leaders gathered for the UN General Assembly in September, we hosted the second annual Goalkeepers event in New York City on September 25 & 26, 2018. Speakers from around the world joined us for this two-day event, sharing their stories, ideas, and challenges.

2018 Featured Speakers

Portrait of Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. Through the foundation he works to expand opportunity for the world’s most disadvantaged people.

Portrait of Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Melinda Gates is a philanthropist, investor, and global advocate for women and girls.

Portrait of Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

President of France

Emmanuel Macron is the eighth President of the Fifth Republic of France.

Portrait of Graça Machel

Graça Machel

Founder of the Graça Machel Trust

Graça Machel is an African stateswoman whose decades-long professional and public life is rooted in Mozambique’s struggle for self-rule and international advocacy for women and children’s rights.

Portrait of King Kaka

King Kaka

Musician, entrepreneur

King Kaka is a Kenyan musician and activist who launched the King Kaka Sanitary Bank Campaign to provide girls with sanitary towels and mentorship.

Portrait of Trisha Shetty

Trisha Shetty

Lawyer and founder of SheSays

Portrait of Aranya Johar

Aranya Johar

Poet

Portrait of Julius Maada Bio

Julius Maada Bio

President of Sierra Leone

Julius Maada Bio is the fifth democratically elected President of Sierra Leone. Prior to his election as President, he proudly served his country as a school teacher, soldier, and Head of State. President Bio ushered in multiparty democracy in 1996 after decades of one party rule.

2018 Award Winners

Dysmus Kisilu, Kenya

Progress Award


Dysmus Kisilu, Kenya

Progress Award

Nadia Murad, Iraq

Changemaker Award


Nadia Murad, Iraq

Changemaker Award

Amika George, United Kingdom

Campaign Award


Amika George, United Kingdom

Campaign Award

Cornelia Roper, Germany

Changemaker Award


Cornelia Roper, Germany

Changemaker Award

Natalie Robi Tingo, Kenya

Changemaker Award


Natalie Robi Tingo, Kenya

Changemaker Award

Goalkeepers 2017

September 25–26, 2017 | New York City

The first annual Goalkeepers event took place in during the UN General Assembly in 2017. Speakers from around the world, including Malala Yousafzai and President Barack Obama, shared stories of bold leadership and innovative solutions driving progress on the Global Goals.

2017 Featured Speakers

Portrait of Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Former President of the United States

Portrait of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Advocate for girls’ education and women’s equality

Portrait of Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

Portrait of Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

Portrait of Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary General of the UN

Portrait of Queen Rania

Queen Rania

Queen of Jordan

Portrait of Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Portrait of Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2017 Award Winners

Laura Ulloa, Colombia

Young Goalkeeper Award


Laura Ulloa, Colombia

Young Goalkeeper Award

Felix Manyogote, Tanzania

Leave No-One Behind Award


Felix Manyogote, Tanzania

Leave No-One Behind Award

Marieme Jamme, Senegal/UK

Innovation Award


Marieme Jamme, Senegal/UK

Innovation Award

Barnard Coulibaly, Mali

Healthy Not Hungry Award


Barnard Coulibaly, Mali

Healthy Not Hungry Award

Ria Sharma, New Delhi

Leadership Award


Ria Sharma, New Delhi

Leadership Award