A lot can change in a year. In many ways 2020 has been a year of great deceleration. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, socialise, exercise — and everything in between. Widespread closures to public and commercial spaces alongside government restrictions on movement have meant that a lot of people have been forced to stay at home. The global economy has slowed dramatically as a result.
But can we really afford to take our foot of the gas when it comes to gender equality? 2020 was meant to be a year of great progress for women worldwide. And yet, on the 25th anniversary of the UN’s Conference on Women, the limited gains of the past decade risk being deprioritised in lieu of other issues perceived to be more urgent during the pandemic. How can we battle inertia and continue to move towards gender parity? How can we ensure progress on established goals is met even during the pandemic? And how do we protect past progress from being rolled back?
The Financial Times, in partnership with Philip Morris International (PMI), is delighted to host Accelerating Equality; a stimulating virtual event on the subject of gender equality. Hear the advice of business leaders, advocates and global experts on what solutions can be implemented to prioritise progress. We can’t afford to wait.
KEY TALKING POINTS
How a pandemic can hinder progress
Addressing diversity in business
The female pivot: the impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplace
The gap in STEM — from upbringing to education to career
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