Countdown to International Women’s Day

A gender equality learning journey

The UN Global Compact invites you to join the Countdown to International Women’s Day — a high-impact, interactive learning journey designed to help your company move from commitment to action on gender equality.

Through weekly activities from 1 February to 8 March 2023, you will join global peers in a mix of live and on-demand learning experiences offered in multiple languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese ++) and time zones. You’ll unpack what holistic corporate action for gender equality looks like in practice — regardless of your region, industry or sector.

Why join

  • Receive concrete frameworks and tools to set — and make progress on — ambitious corporate targets for gender equality
  • Gain insights from UN and industry experts on how to advance women leadership, male allyship, equal pay and more
  • Develop key messages and actions that your company can meaningfully leverage this International Women’s Day (and beyond)

How it works

  • Sign up for the journey below
  • Receive weekly emails with activity reminders and additional resources
  • Start your journey! Engage in interactive online learning, join live sessions, hear from global changemakers and more
  • Complete the full journey and receive a certificate of completion from the UN Global Compact Academy to share on social media

The Journey

Academy e-learning course
Gender equality: How business can
accelerate the pace of change

On demand

30 minutes

Week 1
Academy regional exchange sessions
Target Setting for Gender Equality
1 February 2023: SMEs
2 February 2023: MNCs

90 minutes

Week 2
Academy Changemaker session
Bringing more women into the boardroom
9 February 2023

Dinali Peiris
Group Human Resources Director, MAS Holdings
Sri Lanka

30 minutes

Week 3
Academy Changemaker session
The role of men in achieving gender equality
16 February 2023

Martin Ochien'g
Group Managing Director, Sasini PLC

30 minutes

Week 4
Academy Changemaker session
Closing the gender pay gap and fighting bias
23 February 2023

Blanca Treviño
President and CEO, Softtek

30 minutes

Week 5
Academy Deep-Dive session
Standing up & speaking out:
Advocating for an inclusive workplace

2 March 2023

90 minutes

Week 6
Academy e-learning course
How to be a male ally in gender equality
8 March 2023
On demand
Register below and receive early access on 1 March!

45 minutes

Sign up for the journey

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