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World Economic Forum Celebrates International Women’s Day


The Head of the Women Leaders and Gender Parity of the World Economic Forum, joined by partner companies of the Programme, visit the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Saadia Zahidi, Senior Director, Head of Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme, WEF, rings The Closing BellSM.

 Click here to watch video of the ringing.

On 6 March 2012, the World Economic Forum launches Closing the Gender Gap: A Repository of Successful Practices. The Repository of Successful Practices is a Web-based platform that consolidates tested practical information from across different sectors, industries and geographies on how to close the gender gap. For further information please visit - www.weforum.org/women

About the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests (www.weforum.org).

About Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme
The programme monitors the progress of countries and companies through benchmarking tools that measure the gender gap. This unique content is used to promote dialogue and catalyse action through Gender Parity Groups – multistakeholder communities of highly influential leaders (half women and half men) committed to closing gender gaps in economic participation. The programme also strives to increase the participation of women in the Forum’s activities by ensuring their involvement as Members in World Economic Forum communities and inviting Women Leaders to be active contributors to the global dialogue.