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What Do Women Leaders Have in Common? Besides being women and leaders, that is

What Do Women Leaders Have in Common? Besides being women and leaders, that is

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addresses delegates at “The International Forum on Women in Business” ahead of the World Trade organization (WTO) Summit in capital Nairobi December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis – RTX1YKPY   The Atlantic, Sharmilla Ganesan, August 17, 2016 On the surface, one would be hard-pressed to find many similarities between German chancellor

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#Celebrating Arab Women: The first Arab Women Empowerment Campaign

# Celebrating Arab Women campaign exceeded 1,3 Million viewers as per its instigator, the Lebanese celebrity make up artist Hala Ajam. “The campaign features over 20 different Arab Women from different social classes, occupation, religion, and walks of life, who all share a strong independence and freedom.” We stand for you @halaajam for leading such an

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The day we carried the Olympic Torch for women and girls

The day we carried the Olympic Torch for women and girls

Since women’s first participation in the Olympics in 1900 they have brought down gender barriers and reduced discrimination

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Why advancing gender equality in the Middle East is so important to me?

Why advancing gender equality in the Middle East is so important to me?

I am extremely excited to start this new journey with you, my future reader and hopefully, my fierce supporter! I have always been a passionate advocate of women empowerment probably since I was born, when my paternal grandfather wanted me to be a boy so that I could maintain his name and the name of

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New Arab Women Forum 2016

New Arab Women Forum 2016

Caroline Fattal Fakhoury took part as a speaker in the NAWF Women Entrepreneurs (NAWF 2016) in its eighth edition held on 11 May 2016 at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. Under the main theme “Empowering a new generation of Arab women entrepreneurs”, the Forum brought together more than 400 participants from over 25 countries including

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How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society. Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical

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Meet the visionary leaders taking action for gender equality in their countries, organizations and beyond.

Meet the visionary leaders taking action for gender equality in their countries, organizations and beyond.

Meet the visionary leaders taking action for gender equality in their countries, organizations and beyond. Visit the “heforshe” website below to learn more: http://www.heforshe.org/en/impact

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The “HeforShe” signatories: Unilever, Tupperware, etc

The “HeforShe” signatories: Unilever, Tupperware, etc

Davos—Ten of the world’s leading companies have released new workforce gender diversity figures, including details on leadership roles and board membership, in UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Parity Report. The unprecedented disclosure was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where many of the firms’ heads gathered alongside Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of

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Interview with European Business Review

Interview with European Business Review

“Without influence, competence is powerless…  if we refrain from engaging in politics we are effectively withdrawing ourselves as serious candidates for high corporate office.” Named twice by Forbes Middle East – in 2014 and 2015 – as one of the “Most Powerful Arab Women in Business”, Caroline combines 20 years corporate business experience with the

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The Bill & Melinda Gates new 80M$ fund to close the gender data gap

The Bill & Melinda Gates new 80M$ fund to close the gender data gap

What does a typical evening look like in your house? If it’s anything like ours, someone will be reading a book that Amazon recommended, or scanning their personalized newsfeed on Flipboard; and the kids will be listening to tunes on Spotify, or watching YouTube videos. These sites help make our lives easier — and they do it

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TESTIMONIALS

The impact of a significant female presence in leadership roles has wide-ranging benefits on the economy, on governance and on society at large.

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Women’s Establishment
Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Women’s Establishment

Significant progress has already been made, but it is time that we collectively intensify our efforts and ensure that true equality is finally realized.

Anne Hathaway, US Actress, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador
Anne Hathaway, US Actress, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador

You have to prove that gender equality is not mission impossible. It is mission possible.

Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. 

Emma Watson, British Actress, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador
Emma Watson, British Actress, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador

Some things just cannot wait. Men must stand up now for women's equality and make the necessary changes to ensure that all women experience growth and prosperity.

Rick Goings, Chair and CEO, Tupperware Brands
Rick Goings, Chair and CEO, Tupperware Brands

I will continue to use my voice across the business to encourage our male employees, as well as sons, husbands, brothers and fathers to pledge their support and take action. 

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

As a father of two brilliant daughters, I am strongly convinced that women should be free to realize their career prospects and given the same opportunities as their male peers. 

Sébastien Bazin, Chair and CEO, Accor
Sébastien Bazin, Chair and CEO, Accor

ALLIES

Charbel Fakhoury, VP EMEA ES, Microsoft

Charbel Fakhoury, VP EMEA ES, Microsoft

The role of women in the workforce is a topic dear to my heart as a leader, as a father and as a husband. My wife and I often discussed how we could improve gender diversity. With her establishing Stand For Women, she has my full back up & sponsorship.

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