Women as leaders of change

Date and time: 8 Mar 2024, 15:00-16:30 (CET)
Location: Online

Being a woman living with diabetes brings extra challenges to day-to-day life. According to the latest estimates from the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th edition, 260 million women were living with diabetes in 2021.   Additionally, about 21.1 million live births globally had some form of hyperglycaemia during pregnancy. The condition is more common in low- and middle-income countries with limited access to maternal care.  

Given the compelling and intricate contrasts of being a woman living with diabetes, IDF is hosting a Blue Circle Talk, “Women as leaders of change”, to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. 

This online event will welcome women with diverse life experiences who are diabetes advocates. Together, they will meet to celebrate women’s role as advocates in the global diabetes community and share their stories of living with diabetes and its impact at each stage of life. 

Meet the speakers:

  • Dr Hermelinda Pedrosa, IDF Vice-president (Brazil)
  • Betsy Rodriguez, BCV Member (USA)
  • Erum Ghafoor, BCV Member (Pakistan)
  • Lucía Feito Allonca, BCV Member (Argentina)
  • Osarenkhoe Ethel Chima-Nwogwugwu, BCV Member (Nigeria) 
  • Riddhi Modi, BCV Member (India)

Watch the recording below: 

If you have any questions about this sessionplease contact us at [email protected]