women and trade

Women's international day 2020

BUILDING A GENDER BALANCED WTO FOR ALL GENERATIONS
6 March - Room E (Public event)

10:00-10:10

Contributing to women's empowerment: a WTO perspective

The Director-General will take stock of the progress made on gender in the WTO and launch new projects and policies.

Speaker

  • Roberto Azevŕdo, WTO Director-General

10:10-10:30

Contributing to women's empowerment: future work for 2020

Speakers

  • Monica Lezama, Head, Learning Service / HR Gender Focal Point, Human Resources Division
    Presentation
  • Anoush der Boghossian, WTO Trade and Gender Focal Point, Development Division
    Speech

10:30-11:30

"Generation Equality": An equal world is an enabled world

This session will showcase three female directors' journey to the top. Speakers will highlight some of the key lessons learnt along the way and give advice to young women embarking on their career.

Moderator:

  • Yuri Szabo Yamashita, Communications Officer, Information and External Relations Division

Speakers:

  • Sahar Hosni Dawoud, Counsellor, Rules Division
  • Mark Henderson, Economic Affairs Officer, Market Access Division
  • Roberta Allport, Young Professional, Development Division
  • Daniel Baker, Dispute Settlement Lawyer, Legal Affairs Division
  • Ankai Xu, Research Economist, Economic Research and Statistics Division
  • Nthisana Phillips, Director, Administration and General Services Division

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