A global network of women politicians is hosting a summit to highlight the role of women leaders in moving towards “a new normal” after the coronavirus pandemic. The Summit of Women Political Leaders will be broadcast live on Monday, June 21.
The summit will feature speakers from around the world, as well as panel discussions on how to achieve equal participation in leadership, how to ensure that women leaders are at the forefront of building a society post-pandemic and other leadership issues.
A full list of speakers and panelists can be found on the Women Political Leaders website.
How to watch the Summit of Women Political Leaders
- What: Summit of Women Political Leaders 2021: “Building the future: Women political leaders determine the new normal”
- When: Monday June 21
- Time: 8 a.m. ET to 1:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Virtual
- Online feed: Live on CBSN3 or on your mobile or streaming device
Here are some of the notable speakers:
Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank
Christine Lagarde, the first female president of the European Central Bank, is one of the speakers during the opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. ET. She has held this position since 2019. Previously, she was the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund. She also held ministerial posts in the French government.
Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic
French President Emmanuel Macron will speak at the summit’s opening session at 8 a.m. ET. Since taking office in 2017, Macron has maintained a gender balance in his cabinet, but he has been criticized for not appointing women to the top positions, including the prime minister.
Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde, the first woman to hold the post, will deliver one of the keynote addresses at 8:30 a.m.ET. Prior to taking up her post in 2018, she held other political positions in Ethiopia and worked at the United Nations.
Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will deliver one of the keynote addresses at 8 a.m. ET. She was previously Chile’s first female president, from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2014 to 2018. Between her terms as president, she was appointed first director of UN Women.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will be the keynote speaker. She is the first woman to hold this post, which she assumed in 2019. She previously served in the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will deliver a keynote address. He has held this post since 2014 and previously served as Prime Minister of Norway.