Our Women Building Community Luncheon brought together women and feminists of all genders to build community, get inspired and take action. This year’s program featured keynote speaker Elizabeth Nyamayaro.

Elizabeth Nyamayaro is an award-winning humanitarian, author, and former United Nations Senior Advisor on gender equality.

Elizabeth Nyamayaro is an award-winning humanitarian, author, and former United Nations Senior Advisor on gender equality. Born in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth has worked at the forefront of global development for over two decades improving the lives of underserved populations and has been instrumental in fighting global inequalities, advancing social justice, and challenging the status quo to accelerate women’s rights around the world – through her leadership roles at the World Bank, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, UN Women and the United Nations World Food Programme.

Elizabeth is the mastermind behind HeForShe, a United Nations global solidarity movement for gender equality that took the world by storm, generating more than 1.2 BILLION conversations on social media and galvanizing men in every single country in the world in just five days. With her TED Talk garnering more than 1 MILLION views in its first weeks alone, Elizabeth is a prominent thought-leader and has engaged at global forums such as World Economic Forum in Davos, Cannes Film Festival, Skoll World Forum, Harvard, Oxford, the British Parliament, among others.

Named as Apolitico’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2018 & 2019, Elizabeth has been touted by The New York Times as “one of only two women transforming Davos”, and has been featured in VogueFast CompanyWiredFortuneElle, BBC and CNN. She has also served as a Glass Lions jury at Cannes Lions, and has received the PR Council Trailblazer Award for Social Impact and the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Global Women’s Rights Award.

A Political Scientist by training, Elizabeth holds a Masters of Science in Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science and leadership education from the Harvard Business School. Elizabeth wrote a memoir about her life and experiences, I Am A Girl From Africa.


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9:30 AM
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A special tribute

During this year's luncheon

The Honorable Martha Fuller Clark is retiring from the NHWF Board at the end of this year, and we can’t miss this opportunity to recognize her enormous impact. Help us celebrate her lifetime of service to Granite State women and girls, the Women’s Foundation and several of our predecessor organizations. 

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Thank you to our WBC sponsors


OCT 19, 2023

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

This year we be presented new data on girls’ mental health, followed by a panel discussion.

Grantee Showcase

OCT 19, 2023

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Before the Luncheon begins at noon, visit our Grantee Showcase (11:00–11:45 AM), where you can learn about the impact of our incredible grantees! 


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