On February 2, BIAC (the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, part of USCIB’s global network), along with AmCham France and the OECD, will hold a joint workshop on “The Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment” at the OECD conference center in Paris.
Organized as a one-day invitation-only event, the joint workshop aims to provide a business perspective and best practice experience to the OECD Gender Initiative, a multi-disciplinary program to help governments promote gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship.
The workshop topics will focus on three main objectives of the meeting including highlighting the business case for women’s economic empowerment through presentation of company case studies and talent management best practices, identifying key public policy issues needed to enable employer best practices and advance women’s economic empowerment, and identifying areas for OECD work to further elaborate on key issues and questions raised by the workshop.
The workshop will facilitate exchanges between senior experts from business, government, academia, international organizations and other stakeholders to provide proactive input to the 2012 OECD Ministerial and Forum to be held in May. USCIB Executive Vice President Ronnie Goldberg will attend, and BIAC Chairman Charles Heeter will address gender diversity in the workplace from an article published in the 2012 OECD Yearbook, entitled “Gender Dividend: An Urgent Economic Imperative.”