WEF Session: Making Gains on Gender Goals 

On 22 January 2014 Michael Andrew, Chairman, KPMG International, hosted a WEF panel, ‘Making Gains on Gender Goals’ looking at the part business can play in achieving gender parity.

Panelists included:

  • Cho Yoon-Sun (Korean Minister of Gender Equality)
  • Jory Marino (CEO of Heidrick & Struggles in the US)
  • Angelica Fuentes Tellez (CEO of Omnilife in Mexico)
  • Rick Goings (CEO of Tupperware from the US).

The event drew a sizeable audience of business and political leaders including Laura Tyson, former Chair of US President's Council of Economic Advisers. Under Michael’s moderation, the session explored why a consensus around the case for diversity had failed to deliver parity in business and why there was seemingly insufficient follow-through on good intentions. Drawing on a KPMG study of CEO views, Winning hearts and minds- How CEOs talk about gender parity, Michael debated the case for business leaders to embrace the emotional as well as the rational case for change.

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