“The pandemic is unevenly affecting people and nowhere is this more true than its effect on women. Working parents—and primarily working mothers—are experiencing not only heavy job losses but seemingly insurmountable childcare and mental-health crises due to Covid-19. Globally, women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable than men’s jobs due to the crisis. This threatens women’s economic gains globally as they fall behind—and may stay behind—creating a lost generation of women’s labour-force participation.”
“Covid-19 has forced us all to consider our collective workforce and what each one of us needs to work effectively. A competitive workplace fuses inclusive, empathetic leadership that advances racial and gender equity with long-term, innovative policies that protect workers and communities.”
THE GAMECHANGERS - ACTIVISM AND ACTION
In this session, hear from Munroe Bergdorf about her own personal activism to make businesses more inclusive, and the importance of including the experiences of trans-women in conversations on gender equality.
SURVIVING SETBACKS AND BUILDING RESILIENCE
Failure is a key ingredient to success. Nonetheless, it can be hard to weather. Join a practical session with the Cherie Blair, Chair of Omnia Strategy andNicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's VP EMEA, on building and maintaining resilience.
THE FUTURE OF WORK AND WHY IT MATTERS
Covid-19 has thrown old-style business practices out with immediate effect. Looking ahead, will hybrid models now emerge to combine remote work with time in the office and how is this negatively affecting women, in particular?
Join senior business leaders and representatives from leading multi-sector corporate organisations, SMEs and start-ups, academia and government.
Participate in cutting edge debate on gender diversity, and hear practical advice and examples from leaders supporting the advancement of women.
Find out what you can do to take action and pick up practical tips to help you drive progress and lead by example.
UK SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking, Santander
Chief Transformation Officer
Poppy Jaman OBE
City Mental Health Alliance
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Join us in October and be at the centre of the discussion regarding gender equality.
CANT DECIDE WHICH EVENT TO JOIN?
Our Women at the Top US event will also be held digitally on 18-19 November 2020. Speakers include Gloria Steinem, Gloria Allred and Arianna Huffington.
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"Culture is all-powerful, and I think politicians have a role in challenging that culture, I think teachers have a role in challenging that culture, and I think all of us have a role in challenging the culture."
Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for International Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities,UK Government