After Berlin – Women20 call for action, in our communique to G20 Leaders

It is true that the leadership and involvement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm of Women20 Summit in Berlin was the ‘chance of a decade’ in spite of some criticism of high-profile attendee, Ivanka Trump.

For the record, I’m happy to take whatever chance I get to highlight the work of the W20. Thanks to Women’s Agenda, I put the case that we need to have the ear of our leaders.   Also, you can see my video presentation to the Summit here – from my position as a W20 Co-Chair for Financial Inclusion.

Overall, our W20 ambitions are to:

  • Close the gap between men and women in workforce participation
  • Improve access to finance and the digital economy for women
  • Support entrepreneurship among women
  • Deliver better vocational education and training for all

My good friend, Dr Susan Harris Rimmer, ensured Australia had a voice at the highest level, alongside the German leader Angela Merkel and has highlighted the key points from our deliberations in this article. (The Interpreter @ The Lowy Institute).

You can read the contents of our W20 2017 Communique, here.

The fourth W20 Summit will be held in Argentina, in 2018.