Women’s Forum to Host First-Ever Canadian Summit

By Mia Pearson

CEO, MSL Canada

In the era of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, amid a growing demand for major shifts in the treatment of women around the world, never before have we seen such momentum behind the push for greater changes to the treatment of women and women’s rights than at this moment.

As a platform dedicated to highlighting women’s perspectives on global issues, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society supports those who champion women’s economic, social, political and cultural rights, in all sectors of business and society. MSL Canada is proud to collaborate with the Women’s Forum for their first-ever summit on Canadian soil.

This May, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto, the Women’s Forum will challenge the G7 to embrace new economic and societal mindsets. Built around four central goals (fostering inclusive growth, driving economic empowerment globally, building resilience in a climate stressed world, and shaping lives and livelihoods through technology), the Forum aims to initiate gender-based analysis and discussions for how to create impact.

More than 1,000 leaders will gather at the Women’s Forum Canada, which represents a powerful platform for some of the world’s most influential voices to propose new ideas for how to achieve these goals.

Guests are welcome to attend workshops on topics such as urban planning as a tool for inclusive climate action, technology and the inclusive future of work, the #MeToo movement, socially responsible investing and many more!

 

Speakers at the Women’s Forum Canada will include:

 

 

Norma Bastidas

Ultra-marathoner and human rights activist, Norma Bastidas broke the world record in 2015 for the longest-ever triathlon, covering 3,762 miles to raise awareness about human trafficking. Today, she is a leader in the fight against bullying, abuse of women, and children and human trafficking.

 

Kristalina Georgieva

CEO of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva is a world-leading figure on both financial and humanitarian issues. She was the head of the budget of the European Union as European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, and worked on numerous humanitarian issues as Co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing.

 

Farah Mohamed

CEO of the Malala Fund, Farah Mohamed is a leading advocate for girls and women around the world. She built G(irls)20, an organization dedicated to girls’ education and female labour force participation. Previously, she worked to make a difference in the halls of power in Ottawa, working for several leading Canadian politicians, including Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.

 

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations since 2017, Amina Mohammed is also former Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She furthermore served as Special Adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning, where she was a key figure of the building of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

Jodi Kovitz

Passionate innovator, relationship builder, revenue generator and connector, Jodi Kovitz is the former CEO of AceTech Ontario and the Founder of Move The Dial, a movement founded in January 2017 to advance women in tech.

 

Access the official Women’s Forum Canada program here to learn more about what to expect at the two-day event.

 

We encourage you to keep bridging the gap alongside the Women’s Forum Canada, and benefit from a $500 CAD discount* by registering this week!

*valid on single delegate tariff until 15 March 2018 23:00 EST

 

Registration code: WFCAIWD

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