Kenya: Global Compact campaigns to increase women representation & leadership in business

Author: Laura Cheptarus, The Star (Kenya), Published on: 20 February 2020

"Global compact campaigns for women leadership and representation"

Global Compact Network in Kenya has launched a new initiative known as Target Gender Equality to mobilize and support companies set and meet corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership in business. The programme builds on the United Nations Global Compact's work in developing and promoting the Women's Empowerment Principles. The initiative is done through helping participating companies set concrete targets and take action to advance women’s leadership in their organizations, starting with the Board and Executive Management levels...

peaking during the launch, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Lise Kingo said the economic gender gap is widening and will now take 257 years to close. “Business must help reverse this trend and take bold action to advance gender equality. This is the moment to ensure that targets on women's participation are included as part of balanced scorecards and corporate strategies in all companies.”Kingo said.

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