WOMEN.FOR.SUSTAINABILITY - September 20th 2022
Sustainability lies at the intersection of economic growth, social equity and environmental protection. Even as women globally take steps towards implementing sustainability in various forms, they continue to face many challenges. In this year´s forum we seek to promote greater participation, inclusiveness, and visibility of women at all levels of the sustainability workforce. Our high-level speakers will point out actions to face the challenges that restrict women from entering this workforce and taking on leadership roles.
Our common goal is to facilitate a platform for networking and professional exchange of know-how. The event gathers roles models, leaders and aspiring professionals from the field of economy, business, finance and science to facilitate better access for women to professional resources and opportunities.
With this year’s topic we will touch following 8 SDGs:
The WOMEN LEADERSHIP FORUM will be held as a hybrid event - on-site and online - in accordance with the applicable government regulations and COVID-19 UNIDO rules to ensure the health and safety of all speakers and partners. This ensures also a high level of engagement and interaction among stakeholders and participants.
WOMEN.FOR.SUSTAINABILITY - CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Women as agents of positive change and role models for sustainability, forging monumental achievements towards sustainable development.
CRACKING THE CODE – WOMENS EDUCATION IN STEM
Women are still underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, especially in engineering, manufacturing, construction and ICT-related subjects. The number of women graduates in STEM-related fields slowly increases, but this change is not reflected in the STEM labour market where women still only hold a fraction of technical and managerial posts.Women are important to the future of innovation. They play a key role in ensuring that the needs of all in society are represented. How to increase the number of girls interested inSTEM and promote inspiring female role models?
THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: CLOSING THE SUSTAINABILITY SKILLS GAP!
The need for leadership development has never been more urgent.
The business landscape is changing. While some aspects of leadership will remain, the future leaders will need to possess new skills and mindset to lead effectively. They need leadership skills and organizational capabilities different from those that helped them succeed in the past.
SUSTAINABLE FINANCE – LEADING THE ESG REVOLUTION
The revolution of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is on. Besides financial metrics, businesses are strongly expected to deliver on environmental and social impact. Ecological sustainability, employee engagement, external partnerships are now part of the equation to measure corporate success. What is the role of women in reorienting their industries towards a value creation ecosystem? How do they drive business transformation, new ways of reporting and craft compelling strategies?
YOUNG LEADERS SHAPING THE FUTURE: MAKING THE WAY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION?
The influence of younger voices on sustainable development is indisputably growing. In the face of complex trades-off and challenges, how do young business leaders reinvent leadership ? What are the skills and attributes of future business leaders? How do they envision and successfully implement a planet-before profit culture?
FUTURE MAKERS ON THE RISE