International Women’s Day 2017 discussion: From smart economics to smart workplaces

International Women’s Day 2017 discussion: From smart economics to smart workplaces

VIENNA, 3 March 2017 – To celebrate International Women’s Day, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will hold a panel discussion, entitled “From smart economics to smart workplaces”, on 8 March 2017.

The event will build on discussions of why gender equality is smart economics and focus on how to empower women through the shaping of smart workplaces. Panellists will discuss examples of practices that can help promote diversity and inclusive work environments and address the gender gap in leadership and the drop-off of women at the middle management level.

Paulina Franceschi Navarro, Permanent Representative of Panama to UNIDO, will moderate a discussion between Helen Eduards, Permanent Representative of Sweden to UNIDO; Lisa Kepinski, founder of the Inclusion Institute; and Jitka Schmiedova, Project Manager for Erste Bank People Services.

The event will gather participants from the public and private sector, academia, civil society and United Nations staff.

The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, 8 March 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m., in conference room C-1 (2nd floor), Vienna International Centre (VIC).

Journalists are invited to cover the event and to join the reception that will follow it. 

Media representatives who require access to the VIC should submit their request to: press@unvienna.org with copy to s.sackda@unido.org and gender-coordinator@unido.org

For further information please contact: 

Sayaphol Sackda
Advocacy and Communication Officer, UNIDO
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Telephone: (+43 1) 26026 3974 

Hedda Öhlberger-Femundsenden
Gender Coordinator

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Telephone: (+43 1) 26026 4755