Gender Equality Strategies for Success in the Private Sector
NB: the main language is English during the event
Gender Equality Means Business
Business leaders across the globe agree that gender equality is a business priority. To date, more than 5,000 top executives have committed to the Women’s Empowerment Principles, recognizing that advancing gender equality is not only the right thing to do, it is also good for business. Yet research shows that less than 30% of companies set concrete goals and targets to enable progress and ensure accountability.
UN Global Compact Target Gender Equality Programme – Closing the Gap Between Commitment and Action
Target Gender Equality is an accelerator program for participating companies of the UN Global Compact that helps close the gap between commitment and action. Facilitated in 44 countries, the Global Compact Network Netherlands hosts the 2021 Edition for companies based in The Netherlands.
Online Event: Gender Equality Strategies for Success in The Private Sector
Extending our efforts in advancing gender equality business’ performance, the Global Compact Network Netherlands organizes this online event that will bring together gender equality stakeholders from the Netherlands and the UN to explore the business case, the challenges, and the opportunities for making gender equality strategies successful in the private sector.
The Panel Discussion will address the following questions:
What is the business case for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and why is the role of the private sector important in achieving the global goal SDG5 on gender equality?
Women’s representation in leadership and business, what are the challenges? And what are the opportunities?
Joining the Panel Discussion, the participants will:
Learn about the critical success factors of effective diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives that can accelerate progress towards achieving gender equality targets.
Understand the importance of a holistic approach to diversity and inclusion.
Gain ideas from real-world examples of effective DEI initiatives.
Director of Corporate Sustainability, PwC
Chair of the Advisory Board, SER Topvrouwen
Linda van Beek
Executive Director at Global Compact Network Netherlands
Amalia Lopez Huix
Senior Gender Equality Advisor and UN Global Compact Target Gender Equality Programme Lead Partner at Global Compact Network Netherlands
Executive Director at Global Compact Network Turkey
Private Sector Partnerships at UN Women
Head of Sustainable Capital Markets at Rabobank