CEO Champions is an initiative launched in 2010 by EY and the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, a Publicis Groupe Company, designed to drive progress and accountability for women’s advancement in the private and public sectors. The peer-to-peer network presents an opportunity for CEOs to underscore their organization’s commitment to women’s advancement as well as taking a strong leadership role in the broader global economy and society. CEO Champions members are active, highly committed participants who track and drive measurable progress for women’s advancement through on-record mutual commitments and accountability. Now in its eighth year, the CEO Champions Initiative is a pioneer as a high-level international platform that advocates for the inclusion of both men and women at the leadership level in the private as well as the public sector.
Upcoming CEO Champions Workshops -
CEO Champions at the 2017 Global Meeting (5-6 October 2017, Paris):
At the Global Meeting in Paris 5-6 October 2017, the CEO Champions workshop, an initiative that aims to drive progress for women’s advancement throughout our businesses, economies and societies, is in partnership with McKinsey & Company and with the support of the 30% Club and the OECD, and will take place on Thursday 5 October from 12:45-15:45 in a private setting, by invitation only. This workshop, co-hosted by Clara Gaymard, Executive President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society and Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Publicis Groupe, will focus the discussion on how to build a diverse and inclusive future in our companies and how to drive progress for women’s advancement in the private and public sectors. The goal is to emerge with solutions, exploring the best practices worldwide, to be transmitted back to the participants’ companies and decide what it will take for CEOs as leaders and their organizations to deliver this type of result. This workshop organized by Chiara Corazza, Managing Director of the Women’s Forum, will then be followed by a Plenary session on Friday 6 October; “Daring to imagine the organization of the future”, among the speakers, Maurice Lévy, Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD and a selection of CEOs who have taken part in the workshop.
Click here for the confirmed list of CEO Champions Members
CEO Champions at Women’s Forum Mexico (8-9 November, 2017, Mexico City):
The 2nd edition of the Mexico CEO Champions at Women’s Forum Mexico 2017 on November 8 over breakfast from 7:00-9:15 am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Mexico City. Together with McKinsey & Company, our confirmed partner for CEO Champions and with the support of Sanchez-DeVanny, an expected 50 CEOs and chairmen from Mexico and other countries will be present for this closed-door workshop, to will be held under Chatham House rules and moderated by Rania Habiby Anderson, Founder, TheWayWomenWork.com and author, UNDETERRED: The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies. After insights from the McKinsey Global Institute Women Matter studies, the CEO workshop will focus on executives’ roles as sponsors of women. In complement to the workshop will be a CEO Champions-hosted plenary session on the afternoon of 8 Nov. on Corporate management for the 21st century, which will address why so many women talents leave after they marry, and what companies can do to slow this important talent drain.
PREVIOUS CEO CHAMPIONS MEETINGS
In 2016, during the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, in Deauville, France (30 November – 2 December), a group of 50 leading figures from the public and private sectors came together to discuss “Reinventing the workplace to unlock the gender diversity potential. Building support among women and men.” Held under Chatham House Rules, this off-the-record session focused on brainstorming discussions designed to help answer two main questions: (1) How can the CEO make a difference and build commitment at all levels of the organization, including from men? and (2) How can we evolve the performance and leadership models to build a more diverse and inclusive place of work?
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.
McKinsey & Company in partnership with the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society released a White Paper entitled Advancing women in Mexico’s economy and society: Main barriers and needed policies to develop gender parity.
CEO Champions Women’s Forum Mexico White Paper (click here)
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”.
CEO Champions Global Meeting 2015 White Paper (click here)
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