Diversify the diversity programmes!
Strategies for bringing men into the discussion
CEO Champions, now in its 7th year, is an Initiative by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society as a peer-group coalition of leaders of major international corporations and institutions who come together to highlight and showcase their personal commitment and that of their organization to the advancement of women, and to promote women in the broader global (business) community.
At the 12th edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting (30 November – 2 December 2016), CEO Champions in partnership with McKinsey & Company and Shiseido Group and with the support of the 30% Club, is focusing on how to increase representation of women in major corporations and institutions, by exploring strategies on how to bring men into the discussion.
CEO Champions is taking place Wednesday 30 November from 17:30-19:30 at the Normandy Hotel, Deauville. The workshop will be followed by a cocktail, leading into the Opening Dinner with dedicated tables for CEO Champions Members.
PREVIOUS CEO CHAMPIONS MEETINGS
In June 2016, during Women’s Forum Mauritius, a CEO Champions meeting was launched under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the first woman to be elected President of Mauritius and the winner of many international awards including the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.
This CEO Champions workshop, in partnership with the Gender Gap Grader, brought together a group of C-level executives and CEOs from the private and public sectors in Africa and Europe to discuss “Women into positions of responsibility in companies in Africa”.
In April 2016, the first-ever CEO Champions Mexico in partnership with McKinsey & Company and Sanofi, took place during Women’s Forum Mexico, gathering more than 50 Mexican and international CEOs seeking to help enrich the national conversation about the need to implement change in Mexico and to diversify corporations and promote the Mexican economy.
In February 2016, during Global Women’s Forum Dubai, the CEO Champions workshop was led by Dubai Women Establishment, McKinsey & Company, the Women’s Forum and introduced by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF, and President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius.
In October 2015, during the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, in Deauville, France, a group of 45 leading figures from the public and private sectors were joined by 15 experts on gender issues to debate concrete action on “building and strengthening the pipeline” for women’s advancement. Partnered by AIG, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and McKinsey & Company, with the support of the 30% Club and the OECD, this CEO Champions workshop culminated in the co-publication of a White Paper - “Advancing women in the private and public sectors: building and strengthening the pipeline”.
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