Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President of Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF) was invited as a speaker of the online high-level panel commemorating International Women's Day <Gender Diversity for a Fair Business Environment> on March 8, 2021, jointly hosted by UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH), the UK Government, and the Fair Biz Project housed in UNDP BRH.
At the event, the new study report on "Gender Diversity and Inclusion for a Fair Business Environment" by UNDP was launched. The report based on the research of ASEAN Economic Reform Programme, supported by the UK Government Prosperity Fund, provides a multitude of company insights and good practices fostering gender equality in the private sector with ASEAN narrative.
Ms. Kang spoke about perspectives of business, civil society, and Private Sector Advisor Group (PSAG) of the Fair Biz Project, housed in UNDP BRH, which she has been advising the Diversity & Inclusion Platform of the Fair Biz Project as a PSAG member since January 2020.
• Event: Online High-level Panel Commemorating International Women's Day
• Title: Gender Diversity for a Fair Business Environment
• Type: Virtual online webinar
• Time: 16:00-17:30 ICT, Monday, March 8, 2021
Ms. Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore
Ms. Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol, Secretary General of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand
Ms. Ha Thu Thanh, Chairperson of Deloitte Vietnam
Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President of Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF)
• Registration: https://undp.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LnnE_yHTQ9-B6qoLdPlDUA
• Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qHQ7AQLGRA
It is now evident that advancing gender equality across all levels of society is key to building forward better. A fair business environment will only be achieved when barriers that women face to access and thrive in the workplace are removed.
Companies that want to prosper and lead with integrity, contributing to sustainable development, are called to address phenomena like discrimination, the gender pay gap, exclusion, bullying, and harassment. These are all examples of integrity flaws that not only hamper the internal environment of a company, but have a detrimental impact on the lives of the overall community and society at large.The distinguished speakers invited for this webinar will tell their stories as business leaders in ASEAN of companies at the forefront of diversity and inclusion, members of women's business associations, and government representatives.