Written by: JUAN CARLOS PASTOR @ IE Business School Women’s position in management and leadership has been prominently discussed in the business literature for over three decades. Yet there is increased frustration that the empowerment of women is not advancing quickly enough. Women continue to lag behind men at every career stage. A recent report…
In 2009, the inaugural Women in Leadership Forum broke new ground in the Middle East by offering a platform for women leaders to gather, build valuable connections and advance the gender parity discussion in the workplace.
Since then, the forum has traveled to Saudi Arabia, China, Malaysia and India, and evolved to a global economic forum, bringing together men and women from both private and public sector, across all industry, with a common vision of building sustainable and inclusive economies and societies.
While staying committed to its initial objective to champion gender diversity, the Global WIL Economic Forum now shines a light on several imperatives such as the inclusion of the youth and people with determination, social impact, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, innovation and technology, education and philanthropy.
Endorsed by the UAE Minister of Economic, the forum is bringing together 1,000 like-minded individuals from around the world, to shape the economy of tomorrow.
This year, the 21st edition of WIL Economic Forum invites all participants to DARE TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE, to lead in times of constant change with vision and courage, to learn from those organizations that are closing the gender gap and to build a community of game changers.