With G20 leaders this weekend considering ambitious targets to close the global gender gap, the G20-related International Dialogue on Women in Leadership will take this discussion further and explore ways to make these goals a reality. The Dialogue in Brisbane will bring together leading women and men on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 November to consider ways to promote women’s leadership in the global economy and on the international stage. Hosted by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and Griffith University in Queensland, the inaugural Dialoguewill feature:

  • A Leaders Panel with the OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría, Australia’s former Governor-General Quentin Bryce, global head of Oxfam Winnie Byanyima and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Senator Michaelia Cash.
  • New international research which finds that gender bias in competitive selections (i.e. elections and employment) disappears when the pool of candidates is 50/50 men and women.
  • A full day’s discussion on Monday looking at how to create more equitable pathways to executive leadership, women in politics, women in the developing world, and how full participation by women can improve economic efficiency and productivity.

Other speakers include:

  • Professor Iris Bohnet - Professor of Public Policy and Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter - President and CEO of the New America Foundation
  • Alison Watkins - Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil