During the 63rd CSW in New York, New York, USA, SheLeadsTech held an event as part of the 2 weeks of activities. The panel discussion, “Building a Global Alliance to Empower Women Through SheLeadsTech,” addressed the importance of creating alliances and partnering with other organizations to further missions.
The CSW, created by the United Nations (UN) in 1946, is dedicated to the empowerment of women and promotion of gender equality. The 2-week meeting includes member states of the UN, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN entities coming together to discuss issues surrounding a specific priority theme. Over the 2-week period, the organizations negotiate to an agreed conclusion.
A conclusion is not met every year, but an agreement over social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls was reached this year. To learn more about the conclusion, please see the PDF on the UN Women website.
By collaborating and creating partnerships, women can increase their impact and make their voices louder. Jo Stewart-Rattray, director of information security and IT assurance at BRM Holdich and Women’s Leadership Council chair, moderated the SheLeadsTech panel. Panelists included Anna Murray, president and owner at tmg-emedia, inc., llc, Leonie Noble, president of the Australian National Rural Women’s Coalition, and Stephanie Rodriguez, vice president of policy and engagement at AnitaB.org.
In addition to the SheLeadsTech panel event and CSW briefings, a reception including women from all over the world wearing their national dress was held. It was one of many events and experiences designed to encourage SheLeadsTech and other organizations to continue to advocate for women and girls around the globe.