Wednesday, February 28
|9:00 a.m.||Facebook Live Session. Transforming ourselves to transform others: Cultural challenges to advance gender equality in the workplace
Are boys educated to be boys and girls educated to be girls? Gender roles are socially assigned from early childhood and gender stereotypes emerge at very early ages. How humans make decisions and behave is determined by social constructs, past experiences, social conventions and cognitive biases. Transforming the DNA of organizations and creating cultural change to achieve gender equality requires overcoming visible and invisible barriers, as well as positive action.
Leyla Acaroglu, UNEP Champion of the Earth, Designer, Sociologist, Sustainability Provocateur, TED Speaker, PhD, Experimental Educator, founder @unschools and @disruptdesignNY
|9:30 a.m.||Panel 3. Gender equality in 2030: Transformations and opportunities for the business world
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to have an equitable business world and a labour market free of sex-based discrimination by 2030 demands transformations and engagement from all. What must governments, the business sector and trade unions do to make this dream a reality
Moderator: Silvia Rucks, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System and UNDP Resident Representative, Chile
|11:00 a.m.||Networking coffee break|
|11:30 a.m.||Deep dive session 5. Diversity management: An organizational paradigm for gender equality?
Diversity management is not only about recognizing different backgrounds, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, social conditions, or ages of employees, but also about creating a work environment where the similarities and differences are valued to foster talent and give equal opportunities to all. This discussion revolves around one key question: Is gender diversity management leading to real transformation towards the achievement of gender equality between women and men in the business world?
The Mix That Matters: Innovation Through Diversity
Research conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Technical University of Münich
Juliana Abreu, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Moderator: Renata Franco, Manager, Talent Management & Diversity and Inclusion, PwC, Brazil
|11:30 a.m.||Deep dive session 6. Trade unions: Key actors for gender equality
Building effective partnerships is critical to bridging gender gaps in the workplace. This panel highlights the role of trade unions as gender equality agents and focuses on how we can build an inclusive approach where the views and contributions of employees contribute to cultural change and the transformation of corporate DNA to advance gender equality.PresentationLaura Echeverría Correa, Director, National Service for Women and Gender Equity (SERNAMEG), Republic of Chile
Moderator: Carmen Benitez, Specialist, Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), ILO
|11:30 a.m.||Deep dive session 7. Gender equality is also a men’s issue: how to build new masculinities
This session explores why gender equality is also a men’s issue and how men can contribute meaningfully to their organizations, families and communities to transform traditional gender roles. The session highlights real-life stories about men embracing equality, giving up power and control, valuing women’s work, and redefining manhood in the workplace as well as the institutional and policy changes men are helping to realize within their organizations.
Moderator: Richard Barathe, Director, Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
|11:30 a.m.||Deep dive session 8. Strategies to overcome hard exclusions and accelerate the inclusion of women in decent labour
Despite progress in women’s inclusion in the labour market in recent years, there is still a long way to equality of opportunity, especially for the most poor and vulnerable women. A transition from informal and unprotected employment to decent labour with better income, benefits and social protection, is one of the aspirations of the global development agenda. This session explores how the private sector, government and trade unions can work together in policy development to increase and transform female participation in the labour market by 2030.
Multidimensional progress and decent labour for women
George Gray Molina, Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
Moderator: Magdalena Valdivieso, Head of Unit, Minister of Gender Affairs and Gender Equity, Republic of Chile
|2:30 p.m.||Deep dive session 9. Innovation, big data and people analytics to advance gender equality
Innovation and big data are key for policy development, yet they are insufficiently developed to promote women’s economic empowerment. This session addresses the intersections between innovation, technology, big data and people analytics as key drivers not only for revealing gender gaps, but also for decision-making to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.
Moderator: Diana Gutiérrez, Global Programme Manager, Gender Equality Seal for the Private Sector, UNDP
|2:30 p.m.||Deep dive session 10. Education and skills: Paving the way towards decent work
Professional development opportunities for men and women are closely linked to education and skills. Enhancing women’s access to non-traditional occupations and enabling their exit from informal employment and entry into decent work requires rethinking how to equip new generations for future labour markets. This session highlights how the public and private sectors and trade unions are working together to promote the advancement of women up the career ladder.
Gloria Bonder, Coordinator, Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender –
Moderator: Silvia Rucks, UNDP Resident Representative and Resident Coordinator, United Nations System, Chile
|2:30 p.m.||Deep dive session 11. Gender lenses in value chains: design of products and services
The business case for gender equality has proven that gender equality in the business world depends on more than human resources management and must be addressed across operations. The most advanced industries are building transformational solutions that accelerate gender equality along upstream and downstream value chains. This panel highlights how we can incorporate gender perspectives in the design of products and services, in marketing and advertising, and through inclusion of women-owned businesses in supply chains and more.
Moderator: Trinidad Inostroza, Executive Director, Chile Compra, Republic of Chile
|4:00 p.m.||Networking coffee break|
|4:15 p.m.||Gender Equality Seal Business Innovation Labs: Solutions to accelerate gender equality in the workplace
This session shares innovative solutions, practices and multi-stakeholder partnerships developed by UNDP-supported Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme partners to foster the advancement of gender equality in the business world. We will focus on the how, the challenges and the learning that companies, governments and trade unions have faced to accelerate the achievement of gender equality in the workplace.
Gender Equality in the Business World: Engaging the private sector to achieve the 2030 global sustainable agenda
Richard Barathe, Director, Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP
Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director, Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean, UN Women
Carlos Rodríguez, Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, ILO
|4:45 p.m.||Lab 1. Solutions to eliminate the gender-based pay gap, promote women in leadership and build transformative partnerships
Moderator: Elizabeth Guerrero, Adviser, Gender and Governance, UNDP Chile
Lab 2. Solutions to promote the inclusion of women and men in non-traditional industries and women in business
Moderator: María Eugenia Bersezio, Programmes Department Coordinator, National Service for Women and Gender Equity (SERNAMEG), Republic of Chile
Lab 3. Solutions to promote work-life balance with co-responsibility and the eradication of gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace
Moderator: Carolina Peyrín Bravo, Head of Unit, Women and Labour, National Service for Women and Gender Equity (SERNAMEG), Republic of Chile
|4:45 p.m.||Business matchmaking rounds: Solutions to accelerate SDG5 achievement
Dedicated session for 1-to-1 dialogues between companies, governments, trade unions and organizations to share experiences, promote cooperation models and build new partnerships. It is based on the exchange of solutions to foster the advancement of gender equality in the business world.
|5:45 p.m.||A call to action
The Women’s Empowerment Principles and the Gender Equality Seal motivate and support companies around the world to both improve their bottom line and contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment. With this call to action, companies, trade unions and governments will pledge their commitment to create a better future so that generations of younger men and women live in a more equal world.
|6:00 p.m.||Closing remarks
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