We’re currently experiencing a global gender revolution. Women are not only finding their voices — they’re using them.
And we can’t afford to ignore the dormant social and economic power that lies within those voices. Diminishing the importance of women means failing to make use of humankind’s full potential.
The topic of women’s empowerment is ripe for conversation, and there are multiple panels at this year’s Social Good Summit to help push the topic forward and bring these critical issues to light.
As the Summit approaches, several LinkedIn Influencers have contributed their thoughts on the issues that matter most to them. Below, we have excerpts from three Influencers who share a passion for including women in global issues at all levels.
Jennifer Dulski — President and COO, Change.org
“We have the power to make sure all women have these freedoms. It is our opportunity and our responsibility to use the technology available to us to drive new levels of empowerment and equality.”
Read Dulski’s full LinkedIn Influencer piece.
Elisa Chan — Senior Marketer and UN Women Knowledge Gateway Volunteer
“Imagine a world where every woman and girl can go to school, live free from violence, have the freedom to make decisions and choices of their own, and receive equal pay for the same work. That was the vision every [Fourth World Conference] participant left Beijing with in September 1995, and it still is the vision of UN Women as well as the vision that many of its supporters, like myself, hold today.”
Read Chan’s full LinkedIn Influencer piece.
Kathy Calvin — CEO, UN Foundation
“To start a gender data revolution, we need more than experts and academics; we need people around the world to raise their voices and make this a priority on the global agenda. Our shared success will mean stronger data, but more importantly, stronger opportunities for girls and women everywhere.”
Read Calvin’s full LinkedIn Influencer piece.
You can share your own thoughts on women’s empowerment or other social good topics by writing a post on LinkedIn, and be sure to use the hashtag #2030NOW somewhere in the body. Add the link in the comments below and tweet it to us via @SocialGood.
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Date: Sunday, Sept. 21 through Monday, Sept 22
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