'Gender & The Economy' Event Spotlights Women's Economic Impact
Date: Monday, April 14th, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET (22:00 – 24:00 GMT or convert time)
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Business benefits abound for companies that include women as executives, employees, and entrepreneurs in their value chains. The business case for gender inclusion will be made by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo Group; Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; and Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at GE, at the World Bank Group’s Gender & The Economy event, to be hosted by IFC in Washington, DC, April 14, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m. The World Bank Group's Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, will open the event.
The event will also mark the occasion of this year's IFC CEO Gender Award. Now in its seventh year, the award recognizes outstanding achievement by staff in promoting women in business. Following a competitive process with more than 30 submissions from around the world, the award will go to one team in the category of corporate gender support and to another team in the external category for outstanding contributions to gender inclusion in the private sector.
Follow the event on Twitter by using #GenderEconImpact.