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Women’s Empowerment in a Future World of Work Impacted by Climate Change

17 March 2022 @ 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT


ICW Parallel Event: Women’s Empowerment in a Future World of Work Impacted by Climate Change

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Economic empowerment of women and girls is pivotal to women having access and control over the use of income and economic assets in order to transform their lives. The rise in automation, connectivity and technology, the emergence of the gig economy, and demographic and social shifts are bringing change in the workplace. However, women face more challenges than men when it comes to labor participation and access to decent jobs. This event will discuss best practices and measures to help women overcome long-established systemic obstacles to their labor participation and transition successfully in the future workplace impacted by many changes, including climate change.

– Kyung-wha Kang, Former Senior Advisor on Policy to UN SG António Guterres / Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
– Caren Grown, Senior Technical Advisor, World Bank / Former Director of the Gender Group, World Bank
– Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women / Chair, Corporate Women Directors International
– Melissa Upreti, Senior Director of Program and Global Advocacy, Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University
– Hyeshin Park, Economist, Gender Programme Co-ordinator, OECD

Moderator: Linda Liu, Vice-president, International Council of Women

CoNGO Notes: For information about collaborative work of NGOs on the issues above and related matters, visit the substantive committees related to CoNGO. Visit here for specific information about the NGO Committee on Status of Women/New YorkNGO Committee on Status of Women Vienna, and the NGO Committee on Status of Women Geneva. For information about the event organizer, visit International Council of Women here.