Launched in 2010, CEO Champions is an iconic initiative of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, aiming to drive progress and accountability for women’s advancement in the private and public sectors. The peer-to-peer network presents a unique opportunity for CEOs to share best practices and experiences, underscore their organization’s commitment to women’s advancement and take the lead in the broader global economy and society.

CEO Champions members are active, highly committed participants who track and drive progress for women’s advancement through on-record mutual commitments and accountability. Now in its tenth year, the CEO Champions Initiative continues to pioneer as a high-level international platform that advocates for the inclusion of both women and men at the leadership level in the economy and society.

Women's Forum Global Meeting 2021

In the framework of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2021, the Women’s Forum, alongside its Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company, organized the CEO Champions workshop, around an inspiring discussion about the key actions in favor of gender equality to be implemented in the workplace. In this context, more than 30 CEOs and high-level representatives joined the coalition “Towards the Zero Gender Gap”: by signing this emblematic commitment brought by the Women’s Forum at the #WFG20 Italy they engaged around 5 key actions to create an equal economy and society.

Women's Forum G20 Italy

In the framework of the Women’s Forum G20 Italy, the Women’s Forum, alongside its Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company, organized the CEO Champions workshop at the Bank of Italy, gathering CEOs and institutional representatives from the G20 countries, to discuss the best practices and policies in favor of gender equality to be implemented and scaled up, in light of the post Covid-19 Recovery plans. The workshop took place at the presence of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner and Elena Bonetti, Minister for the Family and Equal Opportunities of Italy. In this context the commitment “Towards the Zero Gender Gap” was presented, and signed, by more than 25 companies engaging around 5 key actions to create a more equal economy and society.