The 50a50 Association and 22 other entities and associations are included in the Hypatia Forum. Now, we organize the Hypatia Cycle, which will focus on pending subjects to achieve effective and real equality between women and men. The sessions will be thematic and will serve to deepen the current challenges to achieve equality, in addition to demanding responses from the administrations, the business community and society as a whole.
The first session will revolve around work and the economy and will have the title “A humane and sustainable economy is a feminist economy“. It will be held online on Tuesday, June 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and will feature a panel of high-quality experts, who will debate and propose solutions on how to deal with the impact of the COVID crisis on the market from a gender perspective. Because, in the words of Kofi Annan, who was Secretary General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2002 and 2001 Nobel Peace Prize winner, “women’s equality must be a central component in any attempt to solve social, economic or social problems. politicians”.
The program of the session will be as follows:
- Mar Gaya Quiñonero, vice president of the 50a50 Association and founder of the Igualando consultancy, will introduce the session on the economy, work and COVID from a gender perspective.
- Esther Sánchez Torres, PhD in Labor Law and a member of the Women in Legal World Talent Committee, among other advisory boards, will talk about the impacts of Covid on the labor market.
- Roser Xalabarder Sagalés, president of the Women, Business and Economy Observatory (ODEE) of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, will give voice to self-employed women and entrepreneurs and the problems they have suffered from the pandemic crisis.
- Laura Sales Gutiérrez, head of the Research Department of the Surt Foundation, will present the conclusions of the study “Gender impacts of the economic crisis generated by COVID”.
The Hypatia Forum stages the union of the associations of businesswomen, managers and professionals working for the same objective, the equitable presence of women in decision-making positions, in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal 5 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
The Hypatia Cycle is open, free of charge, to all those interested in reflecting and advancing towards real equality between women and men. To participate in the first session, you must register through this link. Correctly registered people will receive by mail the meeting link, which will be done through Zoom. Registration closes the same day of the event at 10am.