Equal representation of women through the lens of leadership and organizational culture - Expert Group Meeting

Authors/editor(s): UN Women/Coordination Division

The UN General Assembly has called upon the United Nations system to advance its work towards achieving the goal of gender balance in staffing at all levels, as women continue to be underrepresented within top UN leadership. Experts worldwide increasingly acknowledge that enacting an organizational cultural shift that enables the meaningful representation of women is predicated on effective leadership. Along with this comes the recognition of the need for proactive strategies to develop leaders with the skills, capacity and awareness to meet the strategic objectives of gender mainstreaming and to revise institutional practices so that they contribute to an inclusive and enabling organizational culture, which are prerequisites to sustained equality. UN Women, in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), convened an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on advancing the equal representation of women in the workplace through the lens of leadership and organizational culture, with the objective to assist the United Nations in exploring the most current research, analysis and good practices on the topic.

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Subject area(s): UN system coordination; Accountability in the UN system; Women in the UN system; Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

Resource type: Institutional reports; Evaluation reports

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2015

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); World Meteorological Organization (WMO)