Prioritizing a Gender Inclusive Economic Recovery

Building a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic global economic recovery must center women and girls.

COVID-19 dramatically impacted women around the world, emphasizing the disproportionate burdens they carry within family structures, society, the economy, and beyond. Pandemic job losses coupled with increasing caregiving demands cost women nearly $800 billion in just one year. As many nations focus on strategies to promote economic recovery, putting women and girls at the center and addressing intersecting systemic and structural barriers is critical for rebuilding stronger, inclusive systems and societies and withstanding future crises. What infrastructure, investments, and partnerships are necessary to catalyze action and fuel a globally inclusive economic recovery?

Welcome and Keynote Interview Speakers:
• Alisha Haridasani Gupta, Gender Correspondent, The New York Times
• Jennifer Klein, Co-Chair and Executive Director, White House Gender Policy Council

Spotlight Remarks Speaker:
• Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization

Panel Speakers:
• Latifa Lyles, Vice President, Advocacy and Survivor Initiatives, TIME'S UP
• Brooke Masters, Chief Business Commentator, Financial Times
• Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
• Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum


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