CEW is thrilled to announce international powerhouse in economics, gender equality and the future of work Saadia Zahidi will be keynote speaker at this year’s CEW Leadership Summit.
As Managing Director, World Economic Forum, Centre for the New Economy and Society in Switzerland, Saadia’s teams work with leaders from business, government, civil society and academia to understand and shape the new economy. They work on projects to advance competitiveness, drive social mobility and inclusion, close skills gaps, prepare economies for the future of work, and foster gender equality and diversity.
Saadia founded and co-authors the Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, Human Capital Report, and Global Gender Gap Report. Each year, the Global Gender Gap Report provides a snapshot of global progress towards gender parity.
This year it noted that while global gender gaps in health and education narrowed, progress on political empowerment is at a standstill and women’s economic participation has regressed.
Saadia says the tepid progress on the persistently large gaps documented in the report create an urgent case for renewed and concerted action.
“Accelerating progress towards gender parity will not only improve outcomes for women and girls but benefit economies and societies more widely, reviving growth, boosting innovation and increasing resilience,” she says.
“With the myriad challenges the world faces, we need the full power of human creativity and collaboration to find pathways to shared prosperity.”
At the Summit Saadia will outline the urgent case for action and examine how we can accelerate progress to improve outcomes for women, economies and society. Her insights will help set Agenda 20233 and activate Summit attendees to play their part in the fast-track to an equal future.
Don’t miss your chance to hear from this global leader on the economics of gender equality.