Business Women Leaders Task Force meets in Buenos Aires

The task force is preparing a set of recommendations to promote women's economic empowerment. Tomorrow, an event entitled “Wo&Men Inspiring Future Leaders”  will be held at Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Almost three months after beginning its official activities, the G20 Business Women Leaders Task Force (BWLTF) is preparing recommendations to promote the economic empowerment of women from every country and every income level.

At a meeting in Casa Rosada, the seat of the Argentine government, experts from G20 members considered different ways to increase women’s participation in the economy, addressing issues such as the balance between family and work, the challenges arising from talent attraction and retention strategies, and gender equality as an issue involving both women and men. Led by Clarisa Estol, BWLTF Chair, the meeting was attended by Lucia Fry and Jyotsna Ananthamurthy, members of Malala Fund, an organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

Tomorrow, the BWLTF will host an event entitled “Wo&Men Inspiring Future Leaders” at Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Renowned leaders in different fields, both male and female, will share personal experiences and opinions on how to create work environments that foster equality, a work and family balance, and take into account human ecology perspectives.

Clarisa Estol and Pedro Villagra Delgado, the Argentine G20 Sherpa, will open the event tomorrow. The list of speakers also includes Claudia Sender, Latam Brazil CEO; Susan Segal, President and CEO of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Pamela Scheurer and Andrés Jara, Co-founders of Nubimetrics; and Shahrzad Rafati, Founder and CEO of BroadbandTV Corp. In a recorded video, Malala Yousafzai will give a speech on the importance of access to quality education for all women.

 

About the BWLTF

Created at the G20 Hamburg Summit in 2017, the BWLTF brings together business women from G20 member countries to promote the economic empowerment of women, a key component for sounder economies and sustainable development.

In close collaboration with the engagement groups Women 20 (W20) and Business 20 (B20), the task force will make recommendations for the G20 sherpas ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires on 30 November and 1 December.