2017 headlines prove that people talk the talk, but are not always walking the walk. Unfortunately, data, facts and talk are not moving the needle — in fact the economic gender gap has widened to 217 years according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Gender Gap Report. Leaders and organizations must ask themselves, "Are we making progress or noise?"

 

The time for action is now.

 

Disruption caused by technological advancements and a multi-faceted workforce is reshaping businesses and societies.  Responses motivated by innovation and optimism define what it means to lead and to thrive during such unprecedented times.   Seeking opportunity when women thrive, a movement has been unleashed — a global movement — yet progress has slowed, the gap has widened and the current state contradictions are rampant.  From women earning the right to drive in Saudi Arabia to the exposed abuse of power in the entertainment and media industry, from sustained focus on increasing female workforce participation to the estimated 5 million jobs in threat of automation, change or elimination being  primarily held by women.  

 

Now more than ever we need organizations and leaders to act — to turn from opportunity into action.  Our fourth annual When Women Thrive briefing will explore current-state contradictions and create a future-focused agenda that will drive the change needed for more women, businesses and societies to thrive.

 

23 JANUARY at 07:00-08:30 CET in DAVOS

2017 headlines prove that people talk the talk, but are not always walking the walk. Unfortunately, data, facts and talk are not moving the needle — in fact the economic gender gap has widened to 217 years according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Gender Gap Report. Leaders and organizations must ask themselves, "Are we making progress or noise?"

 

The time for action is now.

 

Disruption caused by technological advancements and a multi-faceted workforce is reshaping businesses and societies.  Responses motivated by innovation and optimism define what it means to lead and to thrive during such unprecedented times.   Seeking opportunity when women thrive, a movement has been unleashed — a global movement — yet progress has slowed, the gap has widened and the current state contradictions are rampant.  From women earning the right to drive in Saudi Arabia to the exposed abuse of power in the entertainment and media industry, from sustained focus on increasing female workforce participation to the estimated 5 million jobs in threat of automation, change or elimination being  primarily held by women.  

 

Now more than ever we need organizations and leaders to act — to turn from opportunity into action.  Our fourth annual When Women Thrive briefing will explore current-state contradictions and create a future-focused agenda that will drive the change needed for more women, businesses and societies to thrive.

 

23 JANUARY at 07:00-08:30 CET in DAVOS