We are delighted to invite you to a webinar on December 12 at 11am ET / 4pm GMT for an engaging conversation on how business can invest in women to lead the way on the SDGs. We believe that by creating strategies and making investments that support women’s leadership on the SDGs, we’ll not only deliver on SDG 5/Gender Equality, we’ll advance progress on all of the SDGs more quickly.
In a discussion moderated by GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter, Gail Klintworth, Business Transformation Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission, Katja Freiwald, Global Partnerships and Advocacy Director for Women & Livelihoods, Unilever, and Femke de Man, Director, GlobeScan, will explore key questions on the barriers and opportunities for women to expand leadership toward the SDGs, and the role for business to promote and support women’s leadership.
In advance of the webinar, we encourage you to review a discussion paper released by our co-presenters from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission. The paper (available here) highlights existing research about women’s leadership styles, which mechanisms help mobilise more women into leadership roles, and compelling case studies from around the world showcasing women who are already driving the sustainable development agenda.
The goal of this webinar is to invite substantive feedback, ideas, and stories of women who are leading on the UN Sustainable Development Goals across regions and sectors to include in a final report, to be released ahead of International Women’s Day 2018. You will have the opportunity to share questions and comments when registering, during to webinar itself, and immediately following via a post-event feedback form.
We hope you can join us! Space is limited, so please register via the link below:
The discussion will seek responses to specific questions including, but not limited to:
- What is the evidence that shows more gender-balanced leadership teams are important to unlock the Global Goals ‘prize’?
- What are the barriers preventing women from leading the way toward the SDGs?
- What are the opportunities and drivers that are supporting women’s leadership?
- Which programs and partnerships are supporting women’s leadership toward the SDGs? In what ways are these programs working, and in what ways could they be improved?
- What actions are companies taking to engage women—including employees, business partners and suppliers, civil society partners, policymakers, customers, and others—to advance the SDGs? In what ways are these programs working, and in what ways could they be improved?
- Who are the unsung women who are leading the charge on a range of social, economic and environmental issues?