BSR Conference 2016

Be Bold

November 1-3 • New York


Breakout Session

Getting Serious About Empowering Women in the Workplace

November 2, 2016, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Over the past few years, global companies have increased their focus on women’s empowerment, resulting in a proliferation of initiatives and investments to place more women on boards, support female entrepreneurs in supply chains, commit to purchasing goods produced by women, and more. While most of these developments are valuable, they are hardly game-changing—as the economic gender gap between men and women remains stubbornly wide. What is holding business back from serious action on gender equality? We will explore how the business movement for women’s empowerment can catalyze top-level commitments and collective action for change. Together, we will debate/discuss/consider practical steps companies can take for powerful action.

Scheduled Speakers for this Session

Linda Scott
Linda Scott
Founder, Power Shift Forum for Women

Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford

Suzanne Fallender
Suzanne Fallender
Director, Corporate Responsibility

Intel Corporation

Christine Svarer
Christine Svarer
Director, HERproject



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