To coincide with International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021, and the UN’s Generation Equality campaign, they are convening their next #RebuildBetter Virtual Summit from 9th to 11th March in partnership with UN Women and CARE International UK. They’re taking as their starting point, the IWD theme of #ChooseToChallenge: with a focus on how they, as a community focused on harnessing business for social impact, can challenge ourselves to step up and ensure gender equity is at the core of an equitable and resilient future. As part of that, they will explore the importance of women’s leadership.
New research, published in the Harvard Business Review, finds that women are rated better leaders than men by those who work for them, and that this gap has been even greater during the COVID-19 pandemic. This reflects the fact that women score more highly on those leadership traits valued most in a crisis: the ability to inspire, motivate, communicate, collaborate and build relationships. Getting through the pandemic and addressing other crises – notably climate change – will require us all to deepen these core leadership skills, regardless of gender.
But they must also urgently address the deep seated inequalities and barriers that face women in business, whether that is progression through to the leadership levels of large businesses or the ability of women-owned small and medium enterprises to survive and thrive. What are the barriers that women face, what practical actions can they take, and what role can men play as allies in the fight against gender bias and inequality?
Join them across three days of live events, together with community-generated video, audio and written content, to explore these issues through three lenses: enterprise, agriculture and tackling gender-based violence.
Participants will come away with fresh insights, new peer relationships and the opportunity to engage in collaborative action.
About this Event
Event Venue: Blue Jeans (registration details will be sent out shortly after ticket purchase)
A Defiant Optimist who is scaling gender equality through innovative partnerships, Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director at UN Women, will be sitting down with Prof Durreen Shahnaz on March 9th, and discuss the present and future of gender equality in a post-COVID world and how they can create an inclusive future for women and underserved communities. This session will be a riveting conversation between two trailblazers who have made a positive difference in the lives of millions of women worldwide.
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This session is in partnership with MarketAxess
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets.
Join IIX and MarketAxess for a series of conversations that will bring together the collective strength of multiple ecosystem actors to discuss how capital markets can be used to drive gender equality for women around the world.
Time: 9:00 AM EST/ 10:00pm SGT