Where laws do not adequately enable women’s economic participation, how has the private sector filled in the gap? This session will explore the initiatives of private sector companies in both developing and developed countries to go beyond minimum legal standards in promoting gender equality in the workplace. Comprehensive sexual harassment prevention policies, support for nursing mothers, employer-supported childcare and flexible work arrangements are just a few examples of what some companies are doing to improve gender equality in their workforce.

Speakers: Sara A. Begley

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
World Bank Group Headquarters, Main Complex Building, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20433
Start Date/Time:
9 November 2017, 12:30 PM ET
End Date/Time:
9 November 2017, 2:00 PM ET
A moderated panel session will expose innovative company policies that promote gender equality in the workplace, the underlying reasons that triggered these measures, the potential difficulties faced when implementing them and their outcome. It will conclude with a discussion on what policymakers can learn from their experiences in designing laws to better facilitate women’s labor force participation.