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International Women's Day

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On the eve of International Women's Day, Global Compact Network Russia pays tribute to the women's contribution to well-being and prosperity of their countries and the world as a whole, to sustainable development and effective results of the companies where they work, to the development of the social environment! By ensuring gender balance in leadership positions and in the workteams, companies can improve their performance, which positively impacts the development of business, society and the world as a whole. 
Gender equality is good for business!

To promote the Gender Equality Agenda, UN Global Compact Academy has prepared a six-week learning journey designed to help companies move from commitment to action on gender equality.

Every week, from February 1 to March 8, Global Compact Academy portal has hosted video materials on the following topics:

1.1. Target setting for gender equality for SMEs - Europe and N. America;
Speakers:
Elizabeth Anna Resch, Target Gender Equality, UN Global Compact
Anna Falth, Global Head, WEPs Secretariat, UN Women
Mihwa Park, WEPs Coordinator, WEPs Secretariat, UN Women
Smaragdi Talaki, Head of HR, Intermed S.A.
Gvantsa Patsatsia, Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Communication, MFI MBC

1.2. Target setting for gender equality for SMEs – Asia Pacific;
Speakers:
Elizabeth Anna Resch, Target Gender Equality, UN Global Compact
Katja Freiwald, Regional Lead, Women’s Economic Empowerment, UN Women
Shehara Alahakoon, Head – Corporate ESG and Diversity & Inclusion, Wire Communication, Consultancy Sri Lanka
Aria Widyanto, Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer, Amartha

1.3. Target setting for gender equality for SMEsAfrica and Middle East;
Speakers:
Elizabeth Anna Resch, Target Gender Equality, UN Global Compact
Heba Hesham, Private Sector Development Analyst, Arab States. UN Women
Tecla Ayore, Head of Projects, Solutech Limited
Mai Eleimat, Founder & CEO, Edmaaj

2.1. Target setting for gender equality for MNCs - Europe and N. America;
Speakers:
Elizabeth Anna Resch, Target Gender Equality, UN Global Compact
Anna Falth, Global Head, WEPs Secretariat, UN Women
Mihwa Park, WEPs Coordinator, WEPs Secretariat, UN Women
Hicran Balkaci, Head of Reward & Employee Relations, Vodafone
Akanksha Halbe, Associate Director, Corporate Responsibility and ESG, Organon
Sofia Klingberg, Inclusion & Diversity Manager, AFRY

2.2.  Target setting for gender equality for MNCs - Asia Pacific;
Speakers:
Elizabeth Anna Resch, Target Gender Equality, UN Global Compact
Katja Freiwald, Regional Lead, Women’s Economic Empowerment, UN Women
Margaret Toscano, D&I Business Partner, Lenovo Group
Saira Khan, SGM Strategic HR/L&D, Interloop Pakistan

2.3. Target setting for gender equality for MNCs - Africa and Middle East;
Speakers:
Elizabeth Anna Resch, Target Gender Equality, UN Global Compact
Heba Hesham, Private Sector Development Analyst, Arab States. UN Women
Florence Bulte, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chalhoub Group
Damian Brown, Head of Talent Acquisition, Chalhoub Group
Gloria Okorie, Facilitator for Target Gender Equality in Nigeria 2021/2022

3) Bringing more women into the boardroom
Speaker: Dinali Peiris, Group Human Resources Director at MAS Holdings
Country: Sri Lanka

4) The role of men in achieving gender equality
Speaker: Martin Ochien’g, Group Managing Director at Sasini PLC
Country: Kenya

5) Closing the gender pay gap and fighting bias (Испанский)
Speaker: Blanca Treviño, President and CEO at Softtek
Country: Mexico

6) Standing up & speaking out: advocating for gender equality at the workplace
Speakers:
Veronique Swinkels
Tessa Wernink

You are Welcome to join the Gender Equality learning journey provided by the UN Global Compact Academy!

Along with the global sense of International Women's Day and its place in the Sustainable Development Agenda, March 8 is a national holiday that we traditionally celebrate in Russia and on this day we strive to create a special atmosphere and mood for all women and girls!

On behalf of the Governing Board and the Executive Directorate of the UN Global Compact Network Russia, we congratulate all women and girls on International Women's Day! We wish you happiness and prosperity!



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