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