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Event: Women and Innovation - the Perfect Match

5.19.2017  19:17

Join the seminar Women and Innovation – the Perfect Match!

June 13, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1717 Massachusetts Ave NW, 20036 Washington, D.C.

Evidence shows that gender balanced organizations contribute to diversified discussions and debates, as well as a healthy, productive work climate, which is good for business. This seminar raises the question, whether it is a problem for our corporate and organizational culture - and our GDP - that the innovation sector seemingly does not attract women?

Innovation is where foundations for new businesses are laid out. Innovation and female entrepreneurship empowers women and gives women a strong platform in market economy. In other words, women and innovation comprise an attractive match.

Recent research conducted by international organizations, academia and private sector businesses have found a significant underutilized opportunity for global economic growth by empowering women and promoting gender equality through business and female entrepreneurship. Last year, McKinsey launched the report “The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trilion to Global Growth”, which – among others – found that if women’s participation in the workforce equalled men’s, the world’s GDP would increase with $20 billion by 2025. The promotion of gender equity is not just the right thing to do, it also makes business sense.

Johns Hopkins’ Center for Transatlantic Relations in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy will host a panel debate to explore the processes that lead to and advance female entrepreneurship and innovation with leading scholars, policymakers and female entrepreneurs.

Hosted by Amb. Andras Simonyi, Managing Director at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins

Introductory remarks by Mrs. Ulla Rønberg, Senior Visiting Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins

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