Empowering Girls and Women Globally
G(irls)20 was the first social profit enterprise to advocate that female labour force participation (FLFP) be a key element of G20 priorities and actions. The G(irls)20 Summit brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, the MENA region, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In keeping with the G20 Turkey Presidency, a delegate from Azerbaijan, Singapore and Spain will also join this year's Summit. While the G(irls)20 delegates discuss the same topics as the G20 Leaders, the participants are all girls, aged 18-23. The 6th G(irls)20 Summit will be held on October 5th & 6th, 2015 in Istanbul. The focus of the 2015 Summit is to respond to the 2014 G20 Leaders commitment to create 100 million new jobs for women by the year 2025.
Michelle Obama laid out seven truths for women who want to dream big, work hard, and change the communities they come from for the better.
While women have made leaps and bounds in the workforce since the Montreal Massacre, the spectrum of sexism remains pervasive
12/06/2017 10:13 EST
We are living in a digital era with increasing opportunities for women as the evolution of technology rapidly impacts the global economy.
07/18/2017 11:28 EDT
Encouraging entrepreneurship can be a breakthrough for women hoping to escape poor conditions and win economic independence.
07/14/2017 12:20 EDT
I was 13 when I asked my father for the first time if I could leave Lebanon and go to France to pursue my education. At the
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Digitization and a strong digital economy is the future.
06/30/2017 16:43 EDT
With the advent of mobile based technologies, it is astounding how low female labor force participation remains.
06/22/2017 09:25 EDT
We simply can't afford that so many women in Germany leave the work force once they have children, not returning at all or more importantly not to their full potential. This is not just an issue regarding female rights or female empowerment. It's an economical need.
06/20/2017 08:42 EDT
The wheels of gender equality are in motion in the UK but there is evidently still a long way to go -- "subtle" and institutional bias persist, women still get paid 18 per cent less than men and only 25 per cent of UK STEM graduates are female.
06/14/2017 11:29 EDT
The 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany will focus on addressing global inequality and achieving inclusive growth. At the same time, we also have to take part in addressing the forgotten issue of empowering the marginalised part of society, namely women with disabilities.
06/09/2017 01:31 EDT
Thanks to the unprecedented pace of change in the market, we are now at a moment where anything is possible. To seize this opportunity, it's important to recognize that the power base is shifting. The new technology buyers of today have extremely high expectations, and increasingly, only want to do business with companies that mirror their own diversity.
06/07/2017 09:40 EDT
As a black female robotics researcher, I know that I am different than most of my colleagues. I joined a robotics class in elementary school and the world of technology opened up for me. After making my first project, I saw myself as a super heroine -- I had discovered my superpower -- and felt that I was beginning to acquire the tools and skills to broaden my horizons and change my life's path.
06/02/2017 03:19 EDT
South Africa has a very patriarchal society with a violent history. Owing to the injustices of the past, many middle-aged women are not well educated, earn less than men and are unable to secure decent employment or develop sustainable businesses.
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Recently, I stood in front of about 200 people at an annual general meeting to deliver a speech on why I should be chosen
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"What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of ... no, not just for some
05/24/2017 01:59 EDT
"A woman should walk three steps behind a man." For generations, this saying has shaped the mindset and image that women should be protected and men should take the lead. Sadly, this attitude is still common in Japanese society and it holds girls and women back.
05/19/2017 03:18 EDT
Global networks formed through technology are powerful tools for girls and women to make their voices heard. In this era of connectivity, young women are using social media to step to the forefront of important societal moments, support one another and capture the attention of global leaders.
05/15/2017 05:22 EDT
The world is moving fast and we need to act faster by engaging women with long-term solutions. Merging my academic focus on education and economics with my passion for arts, I will use the G(irls)20 opportunity to contribute to my community by inspiring girls through three "I's" to achieve economic empowerment:
05/09/2017 10:32 EDT
Many in Canada overlook the importance of having a well-developed physical education programs in our public schools. There is often the assumption that "gym class" isn't a priority and should be limited to provide more class time for linguistics and mathematics. Although these subjects are extremely important, physical education is just as critical and should not be overlooked.
05/05/2017 01:21 EDT
While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.
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