GCNS was a part of the Women at Work- conference where effective tools for women's economic empowerment and the critical role of the private sector were discussed. With Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (Executive Director UN Women) and panelists Simona Scarpaleggia (CEO Ikea Switzerland), Mary Ellen Iskenderian (CEO Women's World Banking), Muriel Lienau (CEO Nestlé Switzerland) and Thomas Gass (Vice Director Swiss Agency Development and Cooperation).

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director UN Women addressed some of the challenges for Women At Work: unequal pay, unpaid work, mobilizing men and concluded with a strong message: "We know what works but we need to scale up in order to bring changes! The pace of change is too slow!" 

 The event was organized by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, UN Women and GCNS.


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Markus Seiler, Secretary General,
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs            Panelists                                                                   GCNS Team with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,
Executive Director UN Women                                 Closing remarks by Antonio Hautle

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