It is a great honour be Australia’s delegate for the third year, for the Women20 Summit for the G20 – and in April 2017 it was in Berlin, Germany, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. I share the role with my good friend, Dr Susan Harris Rimmer.
USA First Daughter, Ivanka Trump, was invited by Ms Merkel, to join a prominent panel of leading women of the world – the panel here. It included Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Christine Lagarde of the IMF, alongside Ms Merkel. Yes, it became all about Ivanka – but I say it drew global attention and put our work on the front page. That’s the good news! As I argue in my column for News Ltd/RendezView, as she helped raise the level of interest in women’s entrepreneurship, vocational education to drive skilled and re-skilled employment for the future, as well as financial inclusion for women, and the challenge of bridging the digital divide and the workforce divide.