Women in Global Leadership

  • March 06, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
  • Palace of Westminster

Registration is closed

Politics, economics and security are three domains of foreign affairs and international relations that have traditionally been dominated by men. However, in recent decades that has slowly been changing. The number of women in top positions in governments, global financial institutions, and the security arena is rising and continues to do so, bringing alternative perspectives on how to resolve issues of national, international, and global importance. But whilst many national governments and international institutions continue to adapt and evolve to address the many challenges of the 21st Century by including an increasing number of women at all levels in their organisations, there are many places that are not. This event will assess how much progress has been made regarding the inclusion of women in global leadership roles in recent decades, and why women’s perspectives are important in helping to resolve many of the world most pressing issues, as well as identify key areas where improvements need to be made.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Hannah Bond, Director, Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS) [chair]
  • Vibeke Brask Thomsen, She Can He Can, Founder And Director
  • Rosy Cave, Head of Gender Equality Unit, FCO
  • Dr Joana Cook, King’s College London, Lecturer in Gender and Security
  • Zarina Khan, Senior Advocacy Adviser, ActionAid UK
  • Jess Phillips MP

N.B. Please arrive EARLY at 18:00 as queues at security can sometimes be lengthy. Please bring photo ID and email confirmation in case you need to present it.