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BUSINESS LEADERS TAKING ACTION ON GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

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To: Members of the Media

 

BUSINESS LEADERS TAKING ACTION ON GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Date:  27 August 2018

Time: 07H30 – 10H30
Venue: The Hyatt Regency, Rosebank
RSVP: Agnes Phiri & Javu Baloyi

Agness.phiri@unwomen.org or 071 710 2159/ Javu@cge.org.za or 083 579 3306

On 27 August 2018, United Nations Women (UN Women) in partnership with the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)and Global Compact Network South Africa (GCNSA) will be hosting a Women Empowerment Event at The Hyatt Regency, Rosebank.

The event is an opportunity to recognize and inspire new corporate leadership in advancing gender equality and empowerment of women. It will bring attention to the critical role the private sector can and must play in advancing gender equality to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  In addition.  it will raise awareness for more companies to endorse and adopt the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) which guide companies to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Her Excellency (HE) Dr. Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, UN Under Secretary-General & Executive Director, UN Women will give a key note address. There will also be a panel discussion on: What Actions Should Business Leaders Take to Advance Gender Equality & Women Empowerment in the Workplace, Marketplace & Community?

Panellists:

  • E. Dr. Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka
  • Bonang Mohale, CEO: BLSA
  • Sazini Mojapelo, Head of Citizenship: Absa Group
  • Keketso Maema, CEO: Commission for Gender Equality
  • Trudi Makhaya, Economic Advisor to the President

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