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Women's Leadership in Business: the Global Ethics and Sustainable Development Perspective

January 16, 2016

On 16 January, BPW Turkey will host the 4th International Conference focused on women’s empowerment. High level panels will highlight strategies to: advance women's empowerment under internationally agreed goals for sustainable development and human rights; increase the number of women on boards (Principle 2); and expand relationships with women-owned enterprises through gender-sensitive public and private procurement policies (Principle 5). These discussions will further underscore the 7 Principles by encouraging companies to implement a holistic approach to advancing gender equality.

Webinar: Creating a Gender- Inclusive Supply Chain: Moving from Data to Action

January 19, 2016
This webinar will focus on the need for research, data and action that promote women's entrepreneurship, create gender-inclusive supply chains, and advance Principle 5 of the Women's Empowerment Principles. The webinar will include presentation of the 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, as well as a Call to Action led by the International Trade Center (ITC) to bring one million women entrepreneurs to markets by 2020. Presenters will introduce actionable steps for governments and corporations to expand inclusive sourcing initiatives and company representatives will share innovative approaches and discuss challenges and lessons learned.
Date: 19 January 2016
Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am EST
Join the online discussion here


9th Annual Global Diversity & Inclusion Seminar : Zurich

February 18, 2016 - February 19, 2016
Zurich, Switzerland

Icon Group, in partnership with the Canton of Zurich, invites you to celebrate the 9th Global Diversity & Inclusion Seminar and join us in Zurich for this prestigious event. For the first time in it’s history, Europe’s longest running corporate Diversity & Inclusion event, will move beyond it’s previous home of Barcelona, to the beautiful city of Zurich and we are proud to collaborate with the Office for the Equality of Men and Women, from the Canton of Zurich, in delivering this 9th international edition. How is your organisation perceived: — internationally regarding inclusion and diversity? — internally regarding inclusion and diversity? Do your employees from entry level to senior level : — truly embrace a culture of inclusion? — fully understand what diversity & inclusion means? For many Global Heads of Diversity & Inclusion, these questions are high on the agenda and apart from a lived culture of acceptance, flexible working models and a focus on a healthy work-life balance, there exists future-oriented characteristics of a modern company with an open and tolerant culture. We aim to present a robust collection of best and “next” practices presented by global thought leaders, C-suite executives, everyday practitioners and business leaders along with authors and professors from some of the world’s most recognised companies and institutions. In this context we would like to invite you and your colleagues to join us as delegates to this globally recognised event that has become a major benchmark event for senior level D&I executives, HR minds, experts and practitioners worldwide. We are convinced that irrespective of where you are on your inclusion and diversity journey, this event will support your goals and implementation of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), as well as provide you with a unique opportunity to learn, network and benchmark with your peers on the international stage. We look forward to welcoming you to Zurich!

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