Women Empowerment

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WikiStage ESCP Europe - London. London, United Kingdom, 2015

Vicky Pryce at WikiStage ESCP Europe 2015 London on women in business

WikiStage Empow'Her. Paris, France, 2015

"I am a mother, I am an activist, I am an author, an adventurer, I'm the founder of a non profit. I am a feminist and I am a victim of gender violence. And, more importantly, I am a voice. I am one of over 7 billions voices in the world and having a voice means using it." "Many consider that I'm a feminist because I'm a woman. And of course, I want for myself the right to vote, the right for equal pay, the ability to have my own decisions about my body and my future but I don't think it's radical to say that I want the same freedoms as men and that my gender shouldn't have nothing to do with it." "I believe that women's right it's a human's rights issue and it does involve men, that does involve the global community stepping up and taking a look at gender equity and gender violence as a real issue that affects everyone." "I can feel the apathy that prevents change and action and yet through that apathy and through the outrage that nothing was changing, I wondered why wasn't everyone doing anything about it... (...) and I realized that 'Yea, I am someone'. Individual action does matter. Because in the face of these issues - gender equity, genocide, the environment, sex trafficking - these issues are not gonna be solved by governments and multinational corporations or the would have been solved. These issues are going to change with individual action and individual voices insisting upon change amongst the structures that are there to create change"
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WikiStage Empow'Her. Paris, France, 2015

"I'm a firm believer that media can be a tool to change the perception that men have on women." "A lot of programs that we [at the Womanity Foundation] are doing is, we start things and we collaborate with people. That's been the big frustration for me in philanthropy, there are not enough people collaborating together and too many people doing the same thing." "We have a program to help social entrepreneurs scale their impact, with consulting firms although we initially started with pro bono." "For girls' education we have two programs in two countries. First one is in Afghanistan, where we transform state schools into model schools. We don't do what the government should do, which is paying the teachers and the infrastructures. We train the teachers, we develop the curriculum with them and we bring other activities like introducing sports into women schools. [...] We believe in giving the same chances."  

WikiStage Empow'Her. Paris, France, 2015

“Why woman matters? Why does it matter to have more women at the top of corporation? Does it really matter for company performance? And so we did a big research across the globe and the answer to these questions was yes, hopefully. Yes it matters, it matters for company performance. It maters for company’s organizational performance. (…) and it matters, above all, in terms of financial performance. So what we found out is that companies with more than three women in their board are more performant than companies with no women in their board.”  
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WikiStage Empow'Her. Paris, France, 2015

"That call from a mobile phone in the middle of a cemetery was really the beginning of my digital awakening. And it helped inspiring me to found W4 in 2012 (...). W4 stands for Women's WWW and we're Europe's first crowdfunding platform dedicated to girls' and women's empowerment in the world." "From the Philippines to Pakistan, from Cameroun to Cambodia, the world is being made better by the impact of two powerful growing trends and they're arguably two of the most important trends in the 21st century: digital technologies and women's empowerment. Together they lie at the heart of our work at W4." "Here we are in the 21st century and yet women and girls still bear the greater burden of poverty and suffer widespread abuses of their rights. Incredibly and unacceptably violence against girls and women remains a global pandemic, the most widespread human's rights violation" "The good news is that a global women's empowerment movement has been gaining a momentum. The world is waking up. Consistently, from the micro to the macro level, it has been proven that when we educate girls, when we protect girls' and women's human rights, when we promote gender equality, we drive socio-economic progress."
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