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The world continues to face a range of interconnected emergencies—from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the climate crisis, to rising inequalities, humanitarian disasters and financial instability. Gender equality is both central to the challenge—with women and girls bearing the brunt of global crises—and an essential solution with the power to transform economies, countries, and communities to achieve sustainable development.

For this reason, UN Global Compact held TGE LIVE 2022 to convene leaders from business, government, civil society and academia to discuss and demonstrate how the private sector can help bring down barriers to gender equality by respecting and supporting the rights of women and girls 

This year, IGCN invited 2 (two) speakers to represent business in two sessions: 

  • Regional spotlight Asia: Ms. Veve Hitipeuw, CEO or President Director & Principal Consultant, Kiroyan Partners
  • Transforming the workplace - doubling down on gender equality in times of crisis: Mr.Vidjongtius, President Director of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk.


Regional Spotlight Asia (Watch it here: LINK)

The Regional Spotlight Asia session dug deep on how companies have benefited from Women's Empowerment Principles Tool in improving gender equality in business.

The session was also focused on discussing the findings for the APAC region from the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, highlighted in the 2022 Trends and Opportunities Report.

 

Transforming the Workplace - Doubling Down on Gender Equality in Times of Crisis (Watch it here: LINK)

This session focused on the urgency to act for some business leaders that have made it their mission to advance women’s leadership including in male-dominated fields, close the gender pay gap and build truly inclusive workplaces. Holistic strategies backed up by measurable targets - from SMEs to multinationals.