Colombia will host tomorrow, for the first time in Latin America, the Women Economic Forum (WEF) that will bring together more than 800 people from 12 countries to generate an inclusion ecosystem as a determining aspect in the growth and development of the countries of the region .
The event, which will run until August 3 in the city of Cartagena, includes topics such as disruptive economies, education and technology, among others.
The Women's Economic Forum is held annually in New Delhi with the participation of more than 1,500 people and has 800 regional chapters and 150 allied countries.
On this occasion, the activity will have more than 105 speakers in Cartagena, including leaders, businessmen, government officials and the Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize, Rigoberta Menchú.
There will also be the first constitutional president and vice president of Ecuador, Rosalía Arteaga; the president of the Board of Directors of the BBVA Foundation, Margarita Correa; the vice president of Innovation and Sector Intelligence ProColombia, Pedro Hernández, and Valerie Dourdin, leader of migratory emergency with Venezuela of Save the Children, among others.
"We are very proud that Colombia is the headquarters of the forum. We have a unique opportunity to discuss how to promote an inclusive and transformative ecosystem against the economic development of women and the impact it generates in all countries of the world," said Nadia Fernanda Sánchez, president of She Is Foundation, organizer of the event.
For Sánchez, at the present time "it is necessary to apply the gender approach and build a more inclusive, safe and sustainable society for all".
During the forum, experiences of women from 12 expert countries in sectors such as education, infrastructure, economy, technology and fashion will be known.
The conferences will address key issues such as indigenous and rural women in the development of the territories; the private sector from the various industries and their impulse in the creation of equal opportunities in the economic and professional field, and the importance of the new feminine referents in politics and digital development.
She Is Foundation is a Latin American organization that works for women in the region with models of economic empowerment and for the Cartagena forum it will have the support of the All Ladies League and the endorsement of the Indian embassy in Colombia, in partnership with Wat Partners
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