UN Women and Global Innovation Coalition for Change ring Nasdaq Bell for Gender Equality

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell

UN Women, in partnership with the Global Innovation Coalition for Change, a unique alliance with 27 partners from the private sector, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, hosted the launch of the Gender Innovation Principles on 7 September, 2018, at Nasdaq Market Site in Manhattan.

The aim of the gender innovation principles is to build on these approaches by adopting a gender responsive approach and provide organizations with the benchmark for how to include women and women’s needs throughout the innovation life cycle.

Speakers included UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, fashion designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Global Ambassador of international non-profit, The Unmentionables, Kimora Lee Simmons, Global Deputy Vice Chair of Transaction Advisory Services at EY Julie Hood, President of Essence Communications Inc. Michelle M. Ebanks, former NFL player and Corporate Inclusion and Culture Advisor Wade Davis II, and President and CEO of Nasdaq Adena Friedman, among others.


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