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The eradication of gender inequality through empowering women is critical for business to succeed. According to a report by the UN, empowering women in the spheres of economics, education and politics has significant advantages. Faster economic growth occurs when more women enter into the labour force and earn as much as men.
Current research demonstrating that gender diversity helps business perform better signals that self interest and common interest can come together. UN Women, the UN Global Compact, other leading UN agencies, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, reinforce the findings. Governments also recognise that women’s inclusion drives development, and acknowledge that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and national economic and development plans requires rapidly moving towards gender equality.
In an increasingly globalised and interconnected world, utilising all social and economic assets is crucial for success. Yet, despite progress, women continue to confront discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion, even though equality between men and women stands as a universal international precept – a fundamental human right.
Women executives rarely have an opportunity to come together and share their leadership experiences in an interactive environment that has direct relevance to business and personal impact too.
AIE and FME are hosting the 2nd Annual Mozambique Women Leaders Summit in September in Maputo. During this summit participants will be both challenged and inspired to sharpen their skills, interact with others, and leave this event energised and eager to share their new learnings. Being a part of this summit will empower participants; equip them with greater influence to make a positive impact and encourage them to lead in their organisations.
This year, the International Keynote speaker at the Summit will be Astrid Fontenelle– famous, Brazilian journalist. She will be joined by many local, inspiring Mozambican women.
Enhancing openness and inclusion throughout corporate policies and operations requires techniques, tools and practices that bring results. The UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, forged through an international multi-stakeholder consultative process, provide a “gender lens” through which business can analyse current initiatives, benchmarks and reporting practices. Informed by real-life business practices, the Principles help companies tailor existing policies and practices – or establish needed new ones – to realise women’s empowerment. These Women’s Empowerment Principles will be showcased at this years Summit.
For further information about the summit, visit www.africaninfex.com or email firstname.lastname@example.orgSource: AIE / Press Release