Month: September 2020

As part of the United Nations Global Compact’s Uniting Business LIVE event to mark the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Women Political Leaders (WPL) and Arizona State University (ASU) co-hosted the session “21st Century Strategy: More women is good for business.” This panel featured high-level women leaders, from both business […]

At the first ever virtual SDG Action Zone 2020 – an event that takes place annually during the United Nations’ General Assembly to drive exponential change on the Sustainable Development Goals – WPL amplified women leaders’ voices and convened pressing conversations to reflect on what is needed to accelerate equality between women and men and […]

At the first ever virtual SDG Action Zone 2020 – an event that takes place annually during the United Nations’ General Assembly to drive exponential change on the Sustainable Development Goals – WPL amplified women leaders’ voices and convened pressing conversations to reflect on what is needed to accelerate equality between women and men and […]

The International Day of Peace promotes peace by calling for the observation of a 24-hour ceasefire. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that coordinated and inclusive responses are the most successful, both nationally and internationally, in responding to the virus. In light of this, International Peace Day 2020’s theme is ‘Shaping Peace Together.’ In celebration of […]

The data is clear – when women are able to work, economies grow. According to the International Monetary Fund, the economic empowerment of women boosts productivity and profitability in the workplace. Meanwhile, the International Labour Organisation has shown that increasing women’s participation in the labour force improves the national gross domestic product.   So what would […]

2020 was supposed to be a landmark year for gender equality; a celebration of advancement. Instead, inequalities between women and men, across dimensions, have intensified as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the World Economic Forum’s most recent Global Gender Gap Index, no country has reached gender parity in wages. Progress toward closing […]

“When you hear the word “political leader,” who do you think of? A man or a woman?”  Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder and President of Women Political Leaders, opened the first Women Political Leaders (WPL) and Women 20 (W20) Webinar “Power parity: getting to a new normal in political representation” with a vital question. Who does the […]

Courage and Solidarity: These are the two fundamental elements in the winning equation of the long-underestimated power of women in politics.    The idea that the driving force of all tectonic changes is courageous women — is the core message of Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania, in his opening remark at the “Women […]