Beyond Policies and Targets: What’s Next in Gender Equality?

  • World Ballroom B, 23/F
  • 19 September 2019
  • 14:00 - 15:30 (BKK Time)

A study by the Asian Development Bank estimated that if women’s participation in the workforce rose by 10%, Asia’s economy could see a 30% growth in income per capita in just one generation. Achieving gender parity is not only good for the economy but also good for business. More than ever before, companies with more women in executive management are financially outperforming companies with no women in these positions. So how can we ensure companies and societies unleash the tangible benefits of having women in the workforce? This session explores what fundamental components companies need to benefit from a gender-balance workforce.

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Charles W Lewis

Charles W. Lewis II

Mission Gender and Inclusive Development Advisor, Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA)


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Teri Choong

Regional Director of Corporate Affairs


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