A well-known international investment bank announced earlier this year that, starting on July 1, 2020, it would not help any company in the United States and Europe go public that does not have at least one female or non-white board member. Studies have shown that companies with diverse boards make better investment decisions and take fewer aggressive risks. At the same time, less than 10 percent of board memberships in Germany are filled by women. And the corona crisis has revealed yet again, how traditional gender roles are still prevalent in our society.

What role does gender equity play for a more sustainable society in general? Why is gender equality an integral element of a balance of social, ecological, and economic aspects that are essential for positive change? Where can we show responsible leadership, and how can it contribute to a world we would like to live in?

This Impact Salon opens up a space for cross-sector exchange and discussion on how (gender) diversity in leadership can mean positive change for us all. The kick-off speakers will offer personal reflections and assessments of these issues, which will then be explored more deeply in small-group conversations.


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