Between her terms as president, she was named the first director of UN Women. Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission presidentEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be a keynote speaker. ET. ET. How to watch the Women Political Leaders Summit
By Nicole Brown Chau
June 18, 2021 / 9:44 AM
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A global network of female politicians is hosting a summit to highlight the role of women leaders in moving toward “a new normal” after the coronavirus pandemic. The Women Political Leaders Summit will broadcast live on Monday, June 21.
The summit will feature speakers from around the world, as well as panel discussions about how to achieve equal participation in leadership, how to ensure women leaders are at the forefront of building a post-pandemic society and other questions about leadership.A full list of the speakers and panelists can be found on the Women Political Leaders website. She previously served in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet.Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary generalNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will give a keynote address. Before taking office in 2018, she held other political roles in Ethiopia and worked at the United Nations. She was previously the first female president of Chile, serving from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2014 to 2018. Since taking office in 2017, Macron has had gender balance in his cabinet, but he has faced criticism for not appointing women in the highest positions, including prime minister.Sahle-Work Zewde, president of Ethiopia Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde, the first woman to hold the position, will give one of the keynote addresses at 8:30 a.m. ET to 1:30 p.m. She has been in the role since 2019. ETLocation: VirtualOnline stream: Live on CBSN3 or on your mobile or streaming deviceHere’s a few of the notable speakers:Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank presidentChristine Lagarde, the first female president of the European Central Bank, is one of the speakers during the keynote addresses at 8:30 a.m. He has been in the role since 2014 and previously served as the prime minister of Norway.
First published on June 18, 2021 / 9:44 AM She also held ministerial posts in the French government.Emmanuel Macron, president of FranceFrench President Emmanuel Macron will speak during the opening session of the summit at 8 a.m. Previously, she was the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund. ET. She is the first woman to hold the role, which she assumed in 2019. Trending News
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Michelle Bachelet, former president of ChileMichelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, will give one of the opening addresses at 8 a.m. ET. How to watch the Women Political Leaders Summit What: Women Political Leaders Summit 2021: “Building Forward: Women Political Leaders Determining the New Normal”When: Monday, June 21Time: 8 a.m.