World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. The World Economic Forum is under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government.
The World Economic Forum and gender equality
Through its Women Leaders Program the World Economic Forum is committed to promoting women’s leadership and the issues affecting women’s lives globally. The mission of the program is to promote discussion and targeted action on the status of women across the world and across sectors by engaging business leaders, policy-makers and representatives of civil society organizations and by monitoring progress through new benchmarking tools that measure the global gender gap. Additionally, the Women Leaders Programme strives to increase the participation of women in Forum activities by ensuring their involvement as members in Forum communities and inviting women leaders to be active contributors to the global dialogue. As part of its work on gender equality, the World Economic Forum publishes annually the Global Gender Gap Report.
- Website of the World Economic Forum: http://www.weforum.org