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Prioritizing a Gender Inclusive Economic Recovery

Building a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic global economic recovery must center women and girls.
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COVID-19 dramatically impacted women around the world, emphasizing the disproportionate burdens they carry within family structures, society, the economy, and beyond. Pandemic job losses coupled with increasing caregiving demands cost women nearly $800 billion in just one year. As many nations focus on strategies to promote economic recovery, putting women and girls at the center and addressing intersecting systemic and structural barriers is critical for rebuilding stronger, inclusive systems and societies and withstanding future crises. What infrastructure, investments, and partnerships are necessary to catalyze action and fuel a globally inclusive economic recovery?

Event Schedule

Time Agenda
10:00 - 10:15am CDT Welcome and Keynote Interview
10:15 - 10:20am Spotlight Remarks
10:20 - 11:05am Panel
11:05 - 11:15am Closing Remarks
Welcome and Keynote Interview speakers
Gender Correspondent, The New York Times
Alisha Haridasani Gupta is a reporter covering politics, business, technology, health, and culture through the gender lens and she wrote The Times' flagship In Her Words  newsletter. Gupta has covered, among many issues, inequality in the boardroom, the gendered ramifications of Brexit, the biases programmed into A.I. technology, gender-based violence, and how COVID-19 unleashed a "shecession."
Co-Chair and Executive Director, White House Gender Policy Council
Jennifer Klein previously served as the chief strategy and policy officer at TIME’S UP and worked with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to develop  No Ceilings, an initiative to evaluate progress for women and girls. She also held a dual appointment as First Lady Hillary Clinton’s senior domestic policy advisor and a Special Assistant to the President on the Domestic Policy Council.
Spotlight Remarks speaker
Director-General, World Trade Organization
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a global finance expert, economist, international development professional, and the first woman and the first African to serve as director-general of the WTO. Previously, she served twice as Nigeria's Finance Minister and briefly acted as Foreign Minister in 2006, the first woman to hold both positions. She had a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist.
Panel Speakers
Latifa Lyles
Vice President, Advocacy and Survivor Initiatives, TIME'S UP
Latifa leads TIME’S UP’s advocacy agenda for public policy and private sector change and its efforts to advocate for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. Latifa brings more than 15 years of movement experience working on issues of economic justice and equity for women, workers, and survivors.
Chief Business Commentator, Financial Times
Brooke Masters previously held positions at the Financial Times (FT) as opinion and analysis editor, companies editor, chief regulation correspondent, city correspondent, and contributor to the Lex column. She spent the first part of her career in the US covering a variety of beats for the FT and the Washington Post including financial regulation, criminal justice, local politics, and education.
Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
In addition to her executive director role, Ai-jen Poo is director of Caring Across Generations, co-founder of SuperMajority, co-host of Sunstorm podcast, and a trustee of the Ford Foundation. She is an expert on elder and family care, the future of work, and  what’s at stake for women of color; and author of the book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.
Managing Director, New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum
Her teams work with leaders to understand and shape the new economy, advance competitiveness, drive social mobility and inclusion, close skills gaps, prepare for the future of work and foster gender equality and diversity. Saadia founded and co-authors the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report, Global Gender Gap Report and Human Capital Report.