17 September: Women Leaders for Gender Equality
Women Leaders for Generation Equality
As part of the Generation Equality campaign and in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum, the Government of Mexico together with UN Women and the Council of Women World Leaders is organizing a virtual intergenerational discussion on how diverse leadership can change the world. The event will gather the Women Leaders for Generation Equality with young leaders from different parts of the world to focus on the importance of inclusive leadership and the change it can bring for all girls and women. The discussion will touch on different visions of women’s leadership, where women leaders from across the world can share their approaches, lessons learned, and experiences from before and during the COVID-19 outbreak, to speak about the value of women’s leadership and address the conditions needed for women to take on leadership roles and participate in decision-making as well as making sure the younger generation share their recommendations, reflections and advice. Participants include UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Prime Minister of Iceland and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders Katrín Jakobsdóttir; Minister of Interior, Mexico Olga Sánchez Cordero; African Union Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi; Founder of the #MeToo Movement Tarana Burke and more.
When: Thursday, 17 September, 8.30 – 10 a.m.