A new era is on the horizon – one that is shaped by women and girls and that invests in their dreams and ambitions. This panel discussion will carve a clear path to make gender equality a reality. It will first zoom into lives at the community level to those who are doing everything they can to change the attitudes and behavior of societies when oppressive cultural norms, history, and overall indifference stand against them. Recognizing behavior change is not the end-all solution for gender equality, the panel will then call for a rebalance of politics and power – opening space for women at all levels of leadership. While still a long journey ahead, this panel will inspire viewers with the promise of this new era.