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Opportunities for Business in Accelerating Women’s Empowerment in Global Value Chains

Copenhagen

 

Date and Time

Monday May 16, 2016
8:00 am-3:00 pm CET


Location

Copenhagen


Topics

#Inclusive Economy, #Supply Chain, #Womens Empowerment


BSR, Women Deliver, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Novo Nordisk will hold a private sector pre-conference before Women Deliver 2016, on May 16, 2016, in Copenhagen.

This pre-conference will gather a select group of corporate decision-makers to explore the business case for women’s empowerment across value chains. How can companies’ investments in women’s productivity, health, and wellbeing enhance both financial and social returns?

The pre-conference will feature inspirational speakers from various sectors, case studies of front-runner companies, and interactive discussions on opportunities and steps that companies can take to drive women’s empowerment through their global value chains.

The event will allow participants to:

  • Contribute to a roadmap for actions that support women’s empowerment
  • Discuss new ways of thinking about private-sector approaches
  • Identify new relationships and cross-sector collaboration opportunities

Speakers

  • Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, MSD for Mothers
  • Jeannette Ferran Astorga, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Charitable Initiatives, ANN Inc.
  • Neil Barrett, Group Vice President, Sustainable Development, Sodexo
  • Payal Dalal, Head, Global Community Programmes, Standard Charter PLC
  • Sarah Degnan Kambou, Executive Director, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

  • Graeme Elder, Senior Director, Social Responsibility, Jabil
  • Charlotte Ersbøll, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Stakeholder Engagement, Novo Nordisk
  • Katja Freiwald, Director Global Partnerships (Livelihoods and Nutrition), Unilever
  • Dotti Hatcher, Executive Director, P.A.C.E. Global Initiatives, The Gap Inc.
  • Katja Iversen, Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver
  • Shiv Kumar, President, Swasti

  • Vaishali Misra, Business Leader, Next Generation Social Entrepreneurs, IKEA
  • Shanaaz Preena, Director Women Go Beyond / Womens’ Advocacy, MAS Capital (PVT) LTD
  • Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Former Senior Vice President, BSR
  • Jeroen Roodenburg, Director/Ambassador for Private Sector and Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Head of International Partnerships, Royal Philips
  • Christine Svarer, Director HERproject, BSR
  • Florence Tercier Holst-Roness, Director of the Issues Affecting Women Programme, Oak Foundation

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