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Join us for the next In Her Words Fireside Chat with Mayor Aki-Sawyerr!

Brought to you by The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
in collaboration with The New York Times 
Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 5.30pm CEST / 4.30pm UK / 11.30am ET

Urban areas have been ravaged by the pandemic and face many of the worst climate impacts – yet they are also a source of resilience and innovation to tackle these urgent challenges.

How are the world’s cities building climate action into their present and future, and what is the role of women mayors and leaders in shaping inclusive, sustainable cities and economies? 

Join us to discuss these questions with Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone and vice-chair of the C40 Cities Steering Committee, which leads cities around the world to deliver a green and just recovery and future. 

Join us for a conversation with:

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Freetown City Council 
Ruth Maclean, West Africa Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Challenger: Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York

The session will take place on 4 May 2021 at 5.30pm CEST / 4.30pm UK / 11.30am ET

Registration is open to the whole Women’s Forum community, but required. Please note that you do not need to register again if you have already joined us for an In Her Words Fireside Chat, as this is an ongoing series. All sessions will take place on our virtual platform.