Thursday, January 22, 2015

Emma Watson will be in Davos, Switzerland, tomorrow [Jan. 23, 2015] in relation to #HeForShe

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#wef15 stands for World Economic Forum 2015. According to their site:
"The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting convenes global leaders from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society in Davos for strategic dialogues which map the key transformations reshaping the world."

In other words, it's super serious and important.

The forum started yesterday, on Thursday, January 21, and will end 3 days later, on Saturday. The full programme is HERE. (January 23 starts at page 61)

He For She will have its own conference that didn't seem to be part of the programme:

8:00 - 10:00 Press Conference: UN Women Launch HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 Initiative
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and top global leaders to announce dynamic new initiative on 23 January

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
H.E. Stefan Lofven, Prime Minister of Sweden
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Ms. Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
Mr. Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving gender equality and women's empowerment, will unveil HeForShe's new pilot initiative, to galvanize momentum in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment. The new campaign IMPACT 10X10X10 is a one-year pilot effort that aims to engage governments, corporations and universities as instruments of change positioned within some of the communities that most need to address deficiencies in women's empowerment and gender equality. Top global leaders who will serve as founding Champions of the effort will be present to speak about the initiative. Media will then be given time for questions. After the press conference, a panel event will take place for invited guests.

Live stream will be available here; images from the press conference as well as B-roll footage will be available here.

Also, if they decide to stay one more day, there are on Saturday:
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Ending Poverty through Parity (It will be on the record, webcast live, AND televised)
A new set of development goals will be launched in 2015. How can investing in women and girls accelerate progress on the new goals?
  • 15:30 - 16:30 The Diversity Dividend (It will be on the record, webcast live, AND televised)
How can organizations embrace diversity to drive innovation and sharpen their competitive edge?
Dimensions to be addressed:
- Paths for women in power
- Ensuring LGBT inclusion
- Diversity beyond borders

And at the end of the forum:
  • 19:00 - 23:00 Soirée "Let the Music Play" at the InterContinenta
Join new and old friends at the InterContinental hotel to complete your Annual Meeting experience. The dress code for the Soirée is black tie or traditional national dress, and sign-up is required.

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