Cracking the gender equality puzzle

June 25 | London

Women empowerment has gained momentum, again. More women than ever before sit on the board of British companies and some are reaching top leadership positions in Europe. Yet, gender equality disparities remain across Europe. Issues related to the lack of female representation at the political and board levels, the gender pay gap, and the difficulty to move up the corporate ladder while having a family appear to have an enduring character. 

The 3rd edition of the Women Rule Summit – part of the transatlantic Women Rule series – is coming to the cosmopolitan city of London to tackle that question and debate what the most effective policies are to level the playing field. 

Bringing together policymakers, business representatives and civil society leaders from across Europe and beyond, this half-day event will be an opportunity to discuss how to bridge the gap between rhetoric and reality.

Through panel discussions, interviews, and roundtables, governmental policies and corporate initiatives will be assessed from a result-oriented perspective along three pillars.

The “leading pillar” will focus on what politicians should do to tackle recurrent issues – such as the gender pay gap and embedded bias – looking at which countries are leading the way.

The “earning pillar” will look at the corporate perspective with leaders from different industries sharing best practices.

Finally, the “building pillar” will focus on the future of female empowerment with an emphasis on sustainable development and how to ensure that younger generations of women are propelled to the top, particularly in male-dominated fields. 

  • How well is the U.K. doing in comparison to its European and American counterparts with regards to gender equality? Are there any useful lessons the U.K. should incorporate?  
  • Is corporate gender parity achievable? 
  • How far is gender equality linked to the development of a sustainable society from an environmental, economic and political perspective?   
  • Why are there still so few women embracing STEM subjects?  

This event is part of a transatlantic Women Rule series, which include, podcasts, networking events, original reporting, and a large-scale summit as news-making interview in Brussels, make sure you have a look!

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PAST SUMMITS TESTIMONIALS

"We must have a gender equality strategy at the European Commission."

Helena Dalli, Minister for European Affairs and Equality, Malta 

2019-11-27T21:10:01+01:00

Helena Dalli, Minister for European Affairs and Equality, Malta 

"We must have a gender equality strategy at the European Commission."

"It cannot be our ambition as a society to have the highest educated housewives of the world."

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

2019-11-27T21:15:11+01:00

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

"It cannot be our ambition as a society to have the highest educated housewives of the world."

"We do need to increase our laws" (on discrimination and women)

Margot James, Minister for the Digital and Creative Industries, U.K.

2019-11-27T21:18:07+01:00

Margot James, Minister for the Digital and Creative Industries, U.K.

"We do need to increase our laws" (on discrimination and women)

"We have known for a long time how to deal with sexual harassment in organizations, we just don’t do it."

Binna Kandola, Business Psychologist, Pearn Kandola

2019-11-27T21:19:33+01:00

Binna Kandola, Business Psychologist, Pearn Kandola

"We have known for a long time how to deal with sexual harassment in organizations, we just don’t do it."

Key Figures

3rd
edition

15+
speakers

15+
nationalities

130+
attendees

Who attends our summit?

  • Media
  • NGO & Foundation
  • Consultant
  • Education
  • EU, national and regional institutions and agencies
  • other

WHY IS THIS SUMMIT UNIQUE

VISIONARY SPEAKERS
Attracting visionary speakers from across the globe

INTERACTIVE AGENDA
Featuring an interactive 1-day agenda with keynotes, panels and solutions-oriented roundtable discussions

PEER CONNECTIONS
Networking opportunities with industry leaders and stakeholders

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GET INVOLVED
  • Drive the conversation on equal-representation and the challenges ahead
  • Network with the trailblazers in women’s leadership in politics, policymaking, and business across Europe
  • Showcase your thought leadership in front of top policymakers and other transformative leaders
  • Align your brand with the #1 Most Read, Most Influential EU Media Publication
  • Deliver key messages through dedicated media components

PAST SPEAKERS

Alexander De Croo

Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

Sixtine Bouygues

Head of Communication,
European Commission

Binna Kandola

Business Psychologist and Senior Partner,
Pearn Kandola

Ciairín de Buis

CEO,
Women for Election

Kim van Sparrentak

Member of the European Parliament

Dirk Luyten

Founder of the Gender Diversity Research Fund,
INSEAD

Margot James

Minister for the Digital and Creative Industries, United Kingdom

Helena Dalli

Minister for European Affairs and Equality, Malta

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