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Women’s Forum Canada – Toronto, 10-11 May 2018


Bridging the gap: A call to the G7 for inclusive progress

Inspired by women’s leadership, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society continues to bring a distinctly female perspective to addressing the issues affecting all of humanity and engaging for impact towards resolutions.

Women’s Forum Canada was a unique opportunity to generate concrete ideas to inform and influence the agenda of the G7 Summit. It addressed a range of global issues, including gender equality, by unlocking the transformative potential of women’s leadership. It focused on topics such as the role of the private sector in fostering inclusive growth, scaling investment in women-led businesses, urban planning as a accelerator of climate action, the social implications of technological change and many more.

The following selected speakers among others were featured:

Maria Cantillon, Global Head of Alternative Asset Management, State Street Corporation, Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank, Gioia Ghezzi, President & Chairwoman, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SPA, Jean-Paul Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council, Dayle Haddon, CEO, WomenOne, Judith Hartmann, CFO, Engie, Roxanne Joyal, CEO, Me to WE, Jodi Kovitz, Founder, MOVETHEDIAL.ORG, Karla Martinez, Editor in Chief, Vogue Mexico, Estelle Metayer, Member of Advisory Board Canada, 30% Club, Farah Mohamed, CEO, Malala Fund, Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations, Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20 – OECD, Janelle Reiko Sasaki, Executive Director, People Advisory Services, EY Japan, Kareen Rispal, Ambassador to Canada, Government of France, Helene von Reis, President & CEO, IKEA Japan, John Rossant, Founder and Chairman, New Cities Foundation, Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada

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