Women Leaders in Power: Rising to 50x50
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The expert roundtable seeks to bring together representatives from a number of key countries to share learning and identify joint action and opportunities for cooperation to accelerate female leadership in public administrations. This is an action-oriented roundtable that seeks to create collaboration between the organizations and agencies present.
From a broader perspective, the objective of the side-event is to identify ways to strengthen women's participation in public service, particularly in leadership positions in sectors and ministries where female leadership is traditionally underrepresented such as finance, infrastructure and communication. The key questions we will discuss include: Why have some administrations, such as the Finnish public administration, been successful in promoting female leadership? Why are women so under-represented in sectors such as such as finance and defence? How can we get more women into these jobs?
Elina Kalkku, Under-Secretary of State, Finland
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Gwen Young, Director, Women in Public Service Project, Wilson Center
Former Prime Minister of Australia, Chair, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College
Member of the Elders, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
Under-Secretary of State, Finland
Senior Policy Advisor on Gender Mainstreaming for the United Nations Development Project
Senior Gender Adviser for the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations