2018 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum

  • Overview

    The ambition of the conference is to showcase private sector initiatives aiming at the acceleration of gender equality and to examine how these activities can be scaled up. To this end, UN Women and UNGC will invite private sector partners to how they are working to fast-track women’s equal participation in the workforce and as entrepreneurs as well as to ensure women’s empowerment in value chains and their access to finance, inter alia.


    14.30 - 15.00 pm


    15.00 - 15.30 pm

    Welcome and opening remarks

    15.30 - 16.10 pm

    PANEL 1: Innovation and Infrastructure for and by Rural Women

    16:15. - 16.45 pm

    PANEL 2: Transforming Private Finance and Investment for Women and Girls

    16.50 - 17.35 pm

    PANEL 3: The Future of work

    17.35 – 18.00 pm

    Closing remarks

    18.00 – 21.00 pm

    Cocktail & Networking Event

    (upon invitation)