Christine Svarer leads BSR’s HERproject, a women's empowerment workplace program that brings together global and local companies, business associations, and donors to support women in global supply chains through health, finance, and other curricula. She has substantial global experience in women’s economic empowerment, private-sector development, financial inclusion, value chain development, entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships, and social enterprise. Prior to BSR, Svarer was the Director of women’s economic empowerment at CARE International, and before that, she led CARE International’s work on private-sector development, focusing on inclusive business models and bottom-of-the-pyramid social enterprise development. She also worked on building leadership training programs for sustainable development at Lead International and for the UN Development Programme.

Getting Serious About Empowering Women in the Workplace (Moderator)

Plenary Address: Katja Iversen, President and CEO, Women Deliver (Moderator)