Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030

This brief publication is an effort to both elevate and celebrate the role women are playing to meet the 2030 deadline and to make the case for more women leaders to step forward and lead for the future we want. While we have made significant progress in the participation of women in leadership roles in many parts of the world, there is much-unfinished business. The purpose of this paper is not to focus on how to achieve gender equality but to encourage and empower women to lead for the Global Goals. This in turn, we believe, will help to create a virtuous circle that will also address gender gaps at work, at home and in broader society.

Behind Every Global Goal provides some simple facts on the impact of gender-balanced teams and the impact of women in leadership as it relates to the sustainable leadership competencies we find necessary to achieve the Global Goals. We also showcase seven compelling examples of women who are leading their organizations (across different sectors) to release the value of driving business results and positive impact in line with the Global Goals.

Source: Business and Sustainable Development Commission

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