Visionary leaders join the annual World Woman Davos Agenda during the World Economic Forum week
World Woman Davos Agenda’s Equality Moonshot is a bold new way to rethink our gender equality agenda for countries, communities, and companies.
Thursday, January 18, 2024
WORLD WOMAN FUTURE FORUM
SEPT 19, 2022
MICROSOFT, 11 TIMES SQ, NEW YORK
In this tumultuous landscape, where leaders grapple with a relentless barrage of economic and political shocks, the peril of regression looms large for women. Millions of women and girls are currently denied access and opportunities, presenting a dire situation. Accelerating the pursuit of gender parity is not just a moral imperative; it’s a necessity for the prosperity and sustainability of our world.
World Woman Davos Agenda is a collaborative, multistakeholder initiative to reshape women’s roles. It offers a distinctive platform to redefine and reforge our understanding of the current era’s global responsibilities and the imperative for cooperation to make gender equality a reality.
World Woman Davos Agenda continues to serve as the premier platform for instigating high-level collaboration between the public and private sectors. It unites governments, prominent international organizations, the most influential corporations worldwide, relevant civil society and academic institutions, and the global media, to create a prominent global platform for women’s voices in a bold new way.
OUR EQUALITY moonshot AGENDA
Sustainability & Gender Equality
Inclusive Innovation & Technology
Education, Job, Skills, & Parity
Health Equity & Healthcare
Better Business & LeadHership
Creative Economy, Web 3.0& Equal Future
Global Co-operation & Women Empowerment
- Rupa DashCo-Founder & CEO, World Woman Foundation
- Reshma RamachandranBoard Member & Chair of World Woman Davos Agenda
- Carrie ScottHead, ESG. Management Office, Novartis
- Sarena LinMember of The Supervisory Board, Siemens Health
- Daniella FosterExecutive Board Member, SVP & Global Head, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Consumer Health, Bayer
- Kerstin HoppeSVP Marketing & Communications, Roland Berger
- Sandrine Dixson-DeclèvePresident of Club of Rome
- Asha Jadeja MotwaniInvestor, Philanthropist, Founder, Motwani Jadeja Foundation
- Nivruti RaiManaging Director and CEO, Invest India, Ministry of Commerce
- Vasundhara OswalIndian-Swiss Businesswoman and Executive Director of Pro Industries
- Samir SaranPresident, ORF
Artificial intelligence is rapidly shaping the future - including nearly every industry, job, and way of working - more than humans could have ever imagined. As we stand at the crossroads of technological evolution, this panel dives into the profound implications and limitless possibilities that the future of AI holds. This panel will explore the many paths forward for AI in 2024 and beyond, as well as the perils and our individual and collective responsibilities in shaping the future of AI. Join us as we navigate (1) the possibilities of leveraging AI for societal impact, (2) how AI can help create a more inclusive future of work, and (3) the ethical challenges and strategies for responsible AI development.
- Neeti Mehta ShuklaCo-Founder and Social Impact Officer, Automation Anywhere
- Ragnheiður Elín ÁrnadóttirDirector, OECD Development Centre
- Florence GaubDirector of Research Division, NATO Defence College
- Kristen Edgreen KaufmanPublic-Private Partnerships & Economic Development, NYC Mayor’s Office
- Arancha GonzálezDean of Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po
- Ulrika ModéerUN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP
- Christine HeenanExecutive Partner and Chief Communications, Flagship Pioneering
- Moira ForbesPresident and Publisher, ForbesWoman
- Dr. Annabella BasslerCFO, Ringier Media Group, Founder of Equal Voice Initiative
- Muna AbuSulaymanArab Media Icon
- Aleksandra KarasinskaEditor in Chief, Forbes Women Polska
- HRH Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-ThaniDeputy Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Financial Center
- Noura SelimExecutive Director (ED), Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
- Malak Al AkielyCEO of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading
- Amy BernsteinEditor, Harvard Business Review; Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Harvard Business Publishing
- Dr Michelle HarrisonGlobal CEO of Kantar Public
- Tripti JhaChief People Officer, Sandoz
- Helen ClarkFormer Prime Minsiter of New Zealand
Although women and men are intellectually similar, with little or no difference between them in areas like creativity and overall intelligence, the genders differ greatly when it comes to physiology. Women are subject to health problems that men aren’t, such as the many conditions related to reproductive systems and childbearing. Women also mature and age differently and are more susceptible than men to some problems that affect both. For example, women account for about 80% of the recorded cases of osteoporosis. And UTIs (urinary tract infections) are nearly 30 times more prevalent in women.Yet many signs indicate that women’s health needs are under-researched and under-addressed. Of the new medicines developed and approved for use in the USA over recent decades, very few are for conditions specific to women. Women also tend to be under-represented in clinical trials of medications meant for both genders, which can lead to the marketing of drugs that are sub-optimal for women, and female cardiologists have struggled to convince their male peers that women’s hearts need different care than men’s.But it’s not just a matter of shortcomings on the medical and research fronts. Other factors aggravate women’s health concerns. The global “clean cooking” movement is trying to combat the use of pollutants like wood and coal fires in less-developed regions, since dirty fuels are both bad for the environment and harmful to those preparing food — who, in most cases, are women.Then consider a common mental health problem. According to the USA’s Mayo Clinic, women are twice as likely as men to suffer from severe depression. Staff at Mayo report that this is due partly to physical causes, as with premenstrual or postpartum depression, but that “life circumstances and cultural stressors can play a role,” too. These stressors include women’s “unequal status” in society, workload fatigue among women balancing jobs with duties at home, and incidents of sexual or physical abuse.Finally, we must recognize the effects of poverty. Poor people tend to have unhealthier living conditions combined with less access to good health care. And, in many parts of the world, girls and young women from poor families get little education about subjects like sexual and reproductive health.In short, women’s health is a critical and complex issue. It’s critical because health problems degrade women’s quality of life and interfere with their ability to contribute to society. It’s complex because health is connected to many other issues, from the social and economic to the environment. An effective Health Equity Moonshot should (a) be comprehensive in scope and (b) look for points of leverage where an improvement in one area can trigger wide-ranging ripple benefits.
Our moonshot Mission is Equality on Earth
CELEBRATE WORLD WOMAN HEROES
To recognize the important work and support extraordinary women heroes who have dedicated their lives to transforming the lives of women and children; have the courage to fight, the power to survive, and the leadership to inspire, they become the recipient of the World Woman Hero Awards. During the World Woman Davos Agenda will celebrate our heroes for their commitment to gender equality in a bold new way.
OPENING REMARKS & KEYNOTE
HEALTH EQUALITY MOONSHOT
FIRESIDE CONVERSATION How can women move from being short-changed to being in charge?
GLOBAL CO-OPERATION & EQUALITY MOONSHOT
INDIA'S EQUALITY MOONSHOT
NEW ERA DEMOCRACY, MEDIA FREEDOM & EQUALITY MOONSHOT
MIDDLE EAST & EQUALITY MOONSHOT
POWER OF INCLUSION & EQUALITY MOONSHOT
INCLUSION INNOVATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & EQUALITY MOONSHOT
EUROPE'S EQUALITY MOONSHOT
VIP RECEPTION & AWARDS
LEADher BOOK LAUNCH
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