DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 19, 2016 /CNW/ -- In a historic move, ten Global CEOs will convene to transparently share a standard set of data points on the representation of women across ten of the world's most prominent corporations: AccorHotels, Barclays, Koc Holding, McKinsey & Company, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Schneider Electric, Tupperware Brands, Twitter, Unilever, and Vodafone. The unprecedented disclosure will be announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, as part of UN Women HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 Initiative.
In January 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson launched IMPACT 10x10x10 during the World Economic Forum at Davos. 12 months later, the HeForShe Initiative has built a cohort of the most dedicated advocates of gender equality from around the world. This global team of champions has committed to real change within and beyond their own institutions, on an ambitious timeline.
WHO: World leading CEOs (AccorHotels, Barclays, Koҫ Holding. McKinsey & Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Schneider Electric, Tupperware Brands, Twitter, Unilever, and Vodafone) will gather alongside Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson.
WHAT: Special session hosted at the Davos World Economic Forum, to present the findings of the first ever HeForShe gender parity report.
WHERE: Kirchner Museum (Promenade 82, 7270 Davos, Switzerland),
WHEN: Friday, January 22, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
For more information on IMPACT 10x10x10 HeForShe commitments, visit: www.HeForShe.org/IMPACT
UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. For more information, visit www.unwomen.org.
Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women's movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit www.heforshe.org
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