In Toronto comes the two-day conference “Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society” with the aim of promoting gender equality and empowerment of women. The forum will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on may 10 and 11, where female leaders from the worlds of politics and business will gather to solve global problems. In particular, the conference will be addressed by the General Director of the world Bank Kristalina Georgieva and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau.
“We want to bring additional value not only in gender but also in global issues – said Chiara Corazza, Director of the forum. – What is happening in Japan is very different from what happens in Germany, but we want to know everything, to find good ideas.”
The event is expected to attract more than 600 global leaders. Among the speakers will include the Director of the world Bank Kristalina Georgieva, General Director of Me to We Rockin Joyal and editor in chief of Vogue Mexico Karla Martinez.
The event will be held a month before the G7 Summit in 2018 in La Malbaie, so it is expected that the discussions on the Women’s Forum will influence the decisions taken at the G7.
“People in the G7 needs to hear different voices, said Corazza. – Including the voices of women. The empowerment of women is not about empowering women just because they are women; it is about providing women who deserve it, opportunities where they deserve.”
According to Corazza, Canada was chosen as the venue because of the administration of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and how much attention he pays to women. Trudeau’s wife, Sophie grégoire Trudeau, who has long advocated for gender equality, will also speak at the forum.
Vicki Saunders, founder and CEO of SheEO, a non-profit organization based in Toronto aimed at financing women entrepreneurs, will be the speaker at the conference, which will raise the issues of financing innovation in support of women. For Saunders Women’s Forum provides an opportunity to meet with like-minded people and collaborate in business endeavors. According to her, the woman she met at last year’s Women’s Forum in Mexico, is now helping it to expand its business in this country.