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Gender and Leadership: Why the World needs more Women Leaders

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Board Member, Shaillee J. Chopra will be a part of a team of leaders in the Women’s committee at WBAF hosting a webinar that includes talking about inequity in representation of female leadership in key roles as we navigate through COVIF -19 crisis globally. During any crisis, the effectiveness and responsiveness of the leadership is often the differentiator, during a global crisis such as the COVID 19 the recurring image from across the globe is the male domination of the decision makers that address the media. In the rare case of women leaders, they will be out numbered . The disproportionate representation of women globally will require urgent consideration by industries and governments globally.
According to the Canberra Times (Australia) the absence of women leaders should matter because firstly it relates to the health of the democracy and the breadth of the understanding of representation and leadership. Women in most cases make up half or more of the population and as a matter of justice and equity , women with the necessary expertise and experience should be leading and visible.
Research will show that only 25% of parliamentarians are women and less than 10% of Heads of States or Governments are women, it is therefore timely to discuss why the World needs more leaders.
The speakers will discuss these and related issues, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Date: 5 May 2020, Tuesday
Time: 4 PM GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A
Welcome Speech
Swati Mandela, President, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee
Kevin Hin, Secretary General, Junior Chamber International (JCI)
H.E. Prof Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, 6th President of the Republic of Mauritius
HRH Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite, Executive Director, Royal Academy of Science International Trust
Vali Marszalek, Global Compact Network, Croatia


May 5
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm