10.30 - 11.00 REGISTRATION
   
11.00 - 11.15 WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
  Moderation: Sonja Kato, Managing Director unikato communications
  Renate Altenhofer, Initiator Women Leadership Forum
  Representative UNIDO (tbd)
   
11.15 - 11.30 Opening Session: WOMEN.FOR.PROSPERITY - What is taking so long? 
  Sophie Karmasin, Founder Karmasin Research & Identity (tbc)
   
11.30 - 11.50 KEYNOTE INTERVENTION: The power of female economy
  Female economy is the largest emerging market. The panel explores ways to include more women into the mainstream of economic activity, boost access to finance for women and facilitate capacity building for reduces inequality and job creation.
   
11.50 - 12.40 PANEL I: Shared prosperity: Enabling women in economy
  Women remain a rarity in leadership roles and gender pay gaps persists across levels in many industries. Women continue to face legal and cultural barriers to owning land, opening a bank account, workforce participation and accessing products and services that could improve their health and wellbeing and that of their families.
   
12.40 - 13.00 MASTERCLASS: The CHAMELEON Leader
 

Connecting with Millennials - an effective roadmap on understanding and leading millennials effectively. Rethinking leadership skills.

 

Ranya Nehmeh, Author "Chameleon Leader"

   
13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH
   
14.00 - 14.30 MASTERCLASS: Successful women entrepreneurs - how to gain better access to capital, markets, networks and mentorships
 

Underrepresentation of women in business is a missed opportunity, both from the social and economic perspectives. Women represent the largest market opportunity. When we invest in women, their communities, states and countries prosper, which generates a multiplier effect. However, making it in business is not easy, especially for women, who face many challenges, that men don´t. These include cultural and political barriers, a lack of mentoring and a serous lack of funding.

"Women worldwide face a USD 320 billion shortfall in access to credit".

   
14.30 - 15.00

MASTERCLASS: Empowering women in the digital age: where do we stand?

 

The new digital tools are empowering, and can serve to support a new of inclusive global economic growth. How to use them to boost workforce development, vocational education and skills training.

   
15.00 - 15.30 COFFEE BREAK
   
15.30 - 16.30 PANEL II: "Including more women in management boards - ways to long-term  value creation and prosperity
  Explore innovate ways to encourage all relevant parties to take necessary steps to achieve diversity. How to identify qualified women and support a diversity-friendly culture in organizations - best practice examples.
   

16.30 - 17.00           

Closing remarks - The way forward

   
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