WIP Study Presentation at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos

Thursday, January 29, 2015
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On 22 January, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) released the World Bank / WIP Study “The Female Political Career”, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos.

José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the European Commission, Cherie Blair, Founder Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Kathy Calvin, President UN Foundation, Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director World Food Programme, Géraldine Mukeshimana, Rwandan Minister of Agriculture, and Uschi Schreiber, Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts participated in the discussion about female leadership in Davos.

The Female Political Career” is a joint study by WIP and The World Bank. Supported by EY. This study reflects survey results from 84 countries around the world designed to understand the hurdles women face in launching and sustaining successful political careers.

Panel Discussion “The Quest for female leadership”, 22 January 2015, Davos

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of WIP: “To change culture you absolutely need leadership”

Ertharin Cousin: “When women make progress, families, communities and economies make progress”

Jose Manuel Barroso: “We need women in the highest levels of leadership”

Cherie Blair: “This issue isn’t just about women. Men also require a balanced life”

Uschi Schreiber: “The world requires diversity and different voices”

Kathy Calvin: “We are at risk of losing both men & women to aspire a career in politics”