Launched in November 2021 at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, the Youth Voices Initiative welcomed 100 participants to take part in the event in person and 10 000 more online. At this occasion, the Women’s Forum Youth Community was created and gave the opportunity for international young representatives to connect between themselves, to enrich their professional networks and to benefit from guidance by the Women’s Forum community members.
Since then, the Youth Voices Initiative has grown to put forward Youth voices and allows youth representatives to be heard by international leaders. In June 2022, at the Women’s Forum Germany held in Berlin, 30 influential young people from G7 countries gathered in a workshop to build their messages to address to the Women’s Forum audience. On November 28th, the Women’s Forum 2022 Youth Ambassadors gathered during our Youth Workshop hosted by our partner Boston Consulting Group, to work on the Women’s Forum key themes at the intersection with gender equality: Climate, Health, Peace and STEM.
On March 29 2023, in Washington, 15 youth delegates will be selected and will benefit from a dedicated workshop. They will have access to the event and will have a chance to challenge the speakers during the panels.