The Consulates General of Denmark and Sweden in New York have partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to bring you ‘The Gender Effect at Work’ Webinar Series that will discuss gender equality in the workplace and how to ensure equal economic growth. Registration for Webinar #1, titled ‘Reversing the “She-cession”’, is open now. The event will take place virtually on Tuesday, April 27th at 9 AM ET.
In this webinar, an esteemed panel of women from diverse backgrounds will cover what has been coined as a “she-cession.” This refers to the trend that the pandemic has caused about 3 million women to be displaced from their occupations. They will break down how gender equality can promote a stronger economy and expedite recovery post COVID-19. Moderated by NYCEDC, the panelists include:
- Hugrún R. Hjaltadóttir, Specialist, Department of Equality at the Prime Minister’s Office (Iceland)
- Faye Penn, Executive Director at women.nyc and Sr. VP, Initiatives at NYCEDC (United States)
- Karin Standås, State Secretary to the Minister for gender equality and housing , Ministry of Employment (Sweden)
- Sandra Moerch, Chief Content Director at SAP, Purpose & Sustainability Marketing (Denmark)
Registration for this webinar is now open on Eventbrite and can be found here. The other upcoming webinars for this series will take place on May 11th and May 25th.
This webinar series is also brought in cooperation with the Consulates General of Finland, Iceland and Norway in New York and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.