2020 was a year that rocked the consciousness of the global community. The events that transpired last year shone a light on some of the most pressing issues that have been simmering below the surface around the world. At the center of each of these events, women have been leading the response. The conference will focus on how society is responding to some of the most drastic events of our lifetime - from the global pandemic to climate change to sweeping protests for racial justice - and will focus on the role that women can play in building a more resilient, tolerant, and sustainable future. Politicians, business leaders, and community organizers will share their thoughts on how we can learn from the events of 2020.
The conference will feature panels focused on inclusive strategies for a pandemic recovery, the impacts of increasing threats from climate change on the role of women in society, and how governments and businesses can move beyond diversity to create truly inclusive and equitable workplaces for black, indigenous, and other women of color.