Supporting women-owned businesses in COVID-19 recovery

This event, held during the Global Impact Forum in the side-lines of the General Assembly, aims to stimulate a dialogue on the impact of COVID-19 on women-owned SMEs and how they have adapted to cope with the challenges.
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 22 September 2020 | Start time: 12:00 UTC-04:00
End date: 22 September 2020 | End time: 13:30 UTC-04:00

Location: Online, Hopkin virtual conferencing platform

Event description

Register by 21 September 2020 ►

This event, held during the Global Impact Forum in the side-lines of the General Assembly, aims to stimulate a dialogue on the impact of COVID-19 on women-owned SMEs and how they have adapted to cope with the challenges.

Event participants will discuss how governments, civil society, and the private sector can support women-owned businesses amid COVID-19, and how the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) framework can serve as a model for effective response and recovery. The winners of the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge will also be announced and presented.

The event will feature remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia and Head of the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments Hilde Hardeman, and a fireside chat with Head of WEPs Secretariat and Manager of the WE EMPOWER G7 programme Anna Falth; Senior Vice President, Start Path and Fintech at Mastercard, Amy Neale; and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Mary Kay Inc. Julia Simon.

Note: Confirmed participants will receive information on how to join.