Novidades & Eventos

WEPs Annual Event

Inclusion: Strategy for Change

5th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles Event

Co-Hosted by the UN Global Compact & UN Women
6 March 2013
8:30am to 5:30pm

 

Deloitte
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York

Event Description

The event—held in observance of International Women’s Day—focused on how inclusive business strategies and practices drive change towards realizing the Women’s Empowerment Principles and featured innovative approaches the private sector is taking to overcome challenges to achieve gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. Participants included business leaders and representatives from a wide range of sectors and geographical regions and other key stakeholders from civil society, government and academia.

 

Event Videos

Opening Keynote Remarks 1

Opening Keynote Remarks 2

Opening Keynote Remarks 3 

WEPs National Coalitions: Stakeholders Advance Gender Equality (WEPs Around the World)

Session One: Gender and Generation - Redefining Organizational Culture and Leadership

Conversation with Ms. Valerie Jarrett, Interviewed by Mr. Georg Kell

Session Two: Promise and Challenge - Value Chain, Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability

Session Three: Innovation Driving Business and Equality

1st Annual WEPs Leadership Awards - Saluting CEO Commitment and Innovation to Realize Gender Equality

Closing Remarks: His. Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

 

View the meeting report here

Join us on Twitter at @WEPrinciples and #strategy4change.

For photos from the event, please visit www.flickr.com/ungc.

MEDIA: Please contact Kristen Coco (cocok@un.org) for further details. To view a summary of media coverage of the event, please see here.

 

Agenda

WELCOME (9:00 a.m.)

  • Mr. David Pearson, Global Corporate Responsibility Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Office

OPENING KEYNOTE REMARKS (9:05)

  • Mme. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women
  • Ms. Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Ms. Sung-joo Kim, Founder, Chief Executive Office and Chairwoman, Sungjoo Group and Chairwoman, MCM Holdings

WEPs TEAM and EVENT MODERATOR INTRODUCTION (9:40)

  • Ms. Linda Tarr-Whelan, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos

WEPs NATIONAL COALITIONS: STAKEHOLDERS ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY (WEPs AROUND THE WORLD) (9:50)

  • Ms. Kristin Hetle, Director, Strategic Partnerships Division, UN Women (Remarks)

GENDER AND GENERATION: REDEFINING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP (10:00)

  • Ms. Elisabeth Kelan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, King’s College London
  • Mr. Bhushan Sethi, People & Change Practice Lead, Advisory, Financial Services, New York, PwC
  • Ms. Nia Joynson-Romanzina, Head Global Diversity & Inclusion, Swiss Reinsurance Company (PPT)
  • Ms. Mary Waceke Muia, HR, Performance and Change Manager Kenya Electricity Generating Company and Founder of Women on Boards Initiative (PPT)
  • Ms. Kimie Iwata, Advisor and Former Representative Director and Vice President, Shiseido Company, Ltd. (PPT)
  • Ms. Valerie Gürtler-Doyle, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Switzerland, Novartis Pharma AG
  • Ms. Maureen Kilgour, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Université de Saint Boniface and Co-Chair, Gender Working Group, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and
  • Ms. Kathryn Haynes, Ph.D., Northern Society Chair in Accounting, Newcastle University Business School / Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 

CONVERSATION WITH MS. VALERIE JARRETT, INTERVIEWED BY MR. GEORG KELL (11:30)

  • Ms. Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls (Biography)

PROMISE AND CHALLENGE: VALUE CHAIN, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SUSTAINABILITY (11:45)

  • Ms. Caroline Lewis, Project Manager, Social Accountability International (SAI)
  • Mr. Naveen Narayanan, Senior VP and Head, Global Talent Acquisition & Mobility, HCL Technologies, Ltd.
  • Ms. Porie Saikia-Eapen, Managing Director, PRIA Global 
  • Ms. Claudia Lorenzo, Social Business Director, Coca-Cola Brasil 
  • Ms. Willa Shalit, President and Co-Founder, Maiden Nation

INNOVATION DRIVING BUSINESS AND EQUALITY (2:15 p.m.)

  • Mr. Andrew Morrison, Division Chief, Gender and Diversity, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Ms. Yvette Burton, Director, Human Capital Consulting Practice, Deloitte
  • Ms. Nur Ger, Founder and CEO, Suteks Tekstil, A.┼× 
  • Ms. Anna Paula Dacar, General Manager, Dow Coating Materials, Latin America 
  • Ms. Burcu Türkay, Corporate Communications Specialist, Borusan Holding (PPT)
  • Ms. Irene Natividad, Founder and President, GlobeWomen, Inc. (PPT)

1st ANNUAL WEPs LEADERSHIP AWARDS -- SALUTING CEO COMMITMENT AND INNOVATION TO REALIZE GENDER EQUALITY (3:45)

  • The 2013 WEPs Leadership Awards highlight five exceptional leaders advancing the goals of the WEPs. (More info)

CLOSING REMARKS (5:00)

  • His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General