Think Equal, Invest Smart, Build for Change

A part of the Official SXSW International Women’s Day Celebration.

The European Union (EU) has recently invested more than 10 million Euros to make women’s economic empowerment in G7 countries and beyond, a core priority. The EU and UN Women in partnership with the ILO have recently teamed up to launch a major initiative, WE EMPOWER, where they will jointly engage the private sector to advance women’s economic leadership and skills for the future over three years.

In this intimate exchange between two champions for gender equality in these powerful institutions, find out why they have chosen to invest in working with the private sector globally. How are UN Women and the EU preparing women to be at the center of innovation and technology? How are men playing a role as essential allies in creating a more gender diverse workforce of the future? Learn how you can play a role in this major global effort and how your company can sign onto the Women’s Empowerment Principles, the framework for the WE EMPOWER initiative.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Special Event