The British Council is organizing a Leadership for Gender Equality Summit (Free) scheduled to be held on March 17 – 18, 2021.
About British Council
The British Council is an international organization in the UK, established for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
It works in over 100 countries: promoting a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language (and the Welsh language in Argentina); encouraging cultural, scientific, technological, and educational co-operation with the United Kingdom.
The British Council is governed by a Royal Charter. It is also a public corporation and an executive nondepartmental public body (NDPB), sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Its headquarters are near Trafalgar Square. Its Chairman is Stevie Spring, its CEO is Sir Ciarán Devane and its Chief Operating Officer is Andy Williams.
The Summit: Overview
The British Council believes that there has been significant progress in acknowledging the importance of empowering girls and women in the past few decades. Owing to a collaborative global effort, the glaring gender gap has narrowed over time, but there is still a long way to equity and equality of all genders. The recent pandemic too has revealed that deep inequalities and gender gaps still continue to exist and women are still struggling to find an equal footing.
To address this issue of gender disparity around the globe, the British Council is providing a platform for discussion and dialogue to influence policies, works with partners to promote equal opportunities for women, and contributes to the skill development of women and girls so that they can influence the decisions that affect their lives.
The Leadership Summit: General Details
Hence, to develop a shared vision for the future, the British Council is hosting a two-day mega event, The Leadership for Gender Equality Summit, to create an open forum for discussion and dialogue.
Being held virtually, in light of the pandemic, the event brings together thought leaders at the South Asia level, with participation from India, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Through this event, BC hopes to improve access to case studies, role models and networks for progressing gender equality and women’s leadership through digital platforms. They will sketch a renewed vision for women to outdo the old gender stereotypes and to be their own voice in a digital world.
- Date: 17 – 18 March 2021
- Time: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (IST)
- 30+ experts from across South Asia converge to express their opinions on different aspects of gender equality
- High-spirited discussion forums on gender issues to explore creative solutions to challenges faced by women
- Synthesis of panel discussions, workshops and fireside chats on the overarching theme of Women in Leadership
- Dynamic business leaders, policy makers and experts from international organizations like the UN, leading corporates, philanthropic organizations, and more
- Strengthening women’s access to digital technology
- Making the virtual world safer
- Leadership for women in climate resilience
Who can Register?
Anyone who is willing to explore creative solutions to challenges faced by women.
How to Register?
To register, click on the link given below. Kindly note that no registration fee is applicable.
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