Global summit calls on women to shatter glass ceiling | Sunday Observer

Global summit calls on women to shatter glass ceiling

21 February, 2021

Women Empowered Global, a global forum for female entrepreneurs and leaders and the Gerety Awards, a global creative award, will conduct a global virtual summit for women  to “Shatter the Glass Ceiling”, on International Women’s Day.

An online virtual summit will be held on March 8 connecting strong personalities from around the world on their mission to empower women. The summit will address dialogue on powerful topics such as “Beyond Women on Boards; How the gender lens can impact organizational strategy for the better” and “Breaking Down Stereotypes; The shift from gender specific to gender neutral consumer branding”.

The summit will feature internationally acclaimed speakers in two sessions. Session 1 will feature a keynote address from Women Empowered Global, CEO Senela Jayasuriya, and Gerety Awards Co-Founder Lucia Ongay, followed by a panel represented by  Founder/CEO, Destiny Arise, Zimbabwe and Australia, Hazel Herrington, Head of Creative Shop APAC - Facebook, Singapore, Angela Bassichetti, Goodvertising, Marketing Activist, Author and Speaker – Denmark, Thomas Kolster and Group Chief Customer Officer, Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka, Sandra De Zoysa. This session will focus on looking beyond simply including female representation on Corporate Boards and discuss the unique value propositions of women in decision-making positions, and how the gender lens can impact organization strategy for the better. It will be moderated by  Founder & CEO of Women Empowered Global&WE. Global Academy, Senela Jayasuriya.

Session II will discuss the shift from gender specific to gender neutral consumer branding, what makes this transition so important (culture, stigma, empowerment), and how consumer markets are evolving around the world. The session features Ariana Stolarz, Chief Global Strategy Officer - MRM, USA, Amaya Coronado, Former CEO - LOLA MullenLowe, Spain;

 Global President, FCB/Six, Andrea Cook (Canada) and  Chairperson, HumanSense, Sri Lanka, Ruchi Sharma. The moderator for this session will be Founder and CEO of YES Builds, Senior Consultant and Global Business Advisor, Yolanda E. Shields (USA).  “I am looking forward to our 2021 IWD “Shatter your glass ceiling” Global Virtual Summit, to make it a memorable, impactful and inspiring one.

Together with Gerety Awards, we have arranged a diverse lineup of speakers from around the world, to share their insights, thought-provoking perspectives and their experiences in how they are shattering the glass ceiling, how they #ChooseToChallenge and are supporting initiatives to empower more women,” said  CEO of Women Empowered Global, Senela Jayasuriya.

Women Empowered Global together with Gerety Awards has organised this global summit with a free-access pass for people who register before the day of the event.