The Daring Circles invites leaders to question their assumptions, and to re-engage for the impact they want to create in their organisations and their communities. These cross-industry working groups have the ambition of translating the rich agenda of the Women’s Forum Meetings into permanent conversations to deliver tangible positive societal and economic outcomes for women and society. The following article series aims to bring the voices of women to the forefront, to show how they are pioneering change in:
The Circle seeks to identify the levers and initiatives needed to accelerate the transition to a green economy and harness it for women’s empowerment, enable women to lead actions against climate change and address the disproportionate impact that climate change has on women.
Women leading climate action: A world within reach #women4climate
The Women & Climate Daring Circle publishes a report which shows the relationship between women's empowerment and climate action, and identifies initiatives to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable and equal economy by enabling women to lead action on climate.
The objective of the Daring Circle is to inspire organisations to apply a gender-lens to their AI development and implementation, and pledge their commitment to inclusive AI.
The Circle focuses on two pillars :
• women empowering AI and driving it forward,
• the potential of AI to redress women’s status in society and contribute to a better world for all.
At the occasion of the Women's Forum Global Meeting 2019, Daring Circle partners Microsoft, AXA, L’Oréal, Publicis Groupe and UNESCO took the lead by signing a Call to Action, committing to take steps build inclusive AI, and giving the Women’s Forum the opportunity to share the key lessons learned with the broader ecosystem.
The objective of the Daring Circle is to increase the representation, leadership and impact of women with STEM skills at all stages of the pipeline from school to boardroom. The Circle highlights the link between STEM skills, access to jobs and the potential for positive societal impact.
Unmasking the value of women’s economic empowerment in supply chains #women4business
The Women & Business Daring Circle publishes a study on women’s economic empowerment in supply chains. Informed by new research, this maturity journey and pledge calls on companies and governments to take strategic action in supplier diversity and gender-responsive procurement.
The ambition of this pledge is to build greater awareness of the value of diversity in supply chains and enable the development of infrastructure needed to support public and private buyers in diversifying their value chains and women-owned business in accessing opportunity to grow and scale.
The Women & Access to Health Daring Circle helps improve women’s access to health. It addresses gender gaps, ensures women lead in healthtech, and makes sure these issues are on the agenda of companies and governments.
Gunjan holds a degree in Computer Engineering with an MBA from IIT Bombay. She is a Life Sciences and Healthcare IT expert with specialization in Pharma R&D IT, Clinical Research Outsourcing and Healthcare IT.
Lina spent most of her career working as a private equity investor in the UK. After experiencing pregnancy loss and difficulty conceiving, she realised the need to build more companies by women for women to help make health more proactive.