Invest in women. Invest in the world.
The G7 Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) propose a bold commitment to inspire other DFIs to take the 2X Challenge: Financing for Women and invest in the world’s women.
2X refers to the multiplier effect of investing in women. The 2X Challenge will demonstrate that innovative financing catalyzes capital to advance gender equality.
Endorse the Women's Empowerment Principles
Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
Promote education, training and professional development for women
Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality
United Nations Development Programm
Women's Economic Empowerment
Women’s economic empowerment is critical to achieving gender equality and sustainable development. UNDP provides policy advice, tools and support for building capacity of government, private sector and civil society to design and implement measures to reduce gender gaps and promote equality in the economic sphere.
Women's Leadership in Public Life
Fair representation and participation of women and men in public life, including in leadership positions, is crucial to realising gender equality.The composition of public institutions must reflect society if it is to be perceived as legitimate, capable of delivering just policies and upholding equality before the law. Ensuring gender balance in public decision making has been increasingly highlighted by OECD countries as a key governance issue related to fairness, transparency and inclusive policy outcomes. Only gender balanced and different policy-makers can have the know-how to tackle the different needs of citizens.
OECD countries have made important progress in closing the gender divide in public life. However, much still needs to be done to equally include men and women in policy making and public governance, and to fully equip governments to effectively deliver gender fair policy outcomes. Women still lag behind men in access to decision-making and leadership positions.
Women's Empower Principles
A guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community through the Women's Empowerment Principles.
Women Leadership Network Switzerland
MISSION, VALUE & VISION
UN Women, Sustainable Development Goals & Agenda 2030
Rosalyne Marie Reber founded the Women’s Leadership Network Switzerland in 2018. The aim of this platform is to promote and advocate about the SDG n°5 from United Nations, with a focus on women’s leadership towards gender equality. To tackle global challenges the platform is also supporting the 17 SDGs from the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. This ethical perspective allows to strengthen the gender-specific implementation in a holistic and integrative view. The network organises events and workshops to bring together like-minded young women working in sectors of politics, innovation, management, media, design and entrepreneurship. The goal is to value each other’s talents and competences through collaboration and genuine connection. We want to create empowering conversations where personal stories and experience can be shared. We want to foster meaningful connections that enable us to drive change in our society for an inclusive and sustainable future.
The biggest challenge for women with leadership aspirations remains that first step: recognizing and accepting their own ambition and being prepared to make the trade-offs that come with it. The network encourages young women to acknowledge and act on their leadership potential. We believe that there is more that can be done by organization and society to support women, especially in an early state of their career path. By exposing the latest research from an international and national perspective on the development of feminist policies, the platform also brings a scientific and contemporary approach from women’s right to a more sustainable society. In terms of gender parity men and women must have the same chances and opportunities to participate in decision of power. From an economic perspective gender balance and diversity in terms of talents in managerial positions, is proven to contribute to economic growth, competitiveness and performance.
To communicate about this societal relevant topic, the platform uses the power of digital technologies with storytelling via social media. The goal is to educate people and sharing knowledge on making visible the status of women on still existing gender gaps through visual communication combined with informative content. At the same time through interviews with role model leaders, it allows to raise awareness about women’s capacity to lead and give practical recommendations to be inspired by. Moreover the highest purpose of the platform is creating along the way an inclusive culture to especially motivate young women to work in leadership and decision-making positions to shape the future of our global economy in equal ways for the higher good of our society.
WHAT WE SUPPORT
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Rosalyne Marie Reber
Founder of the Women Leadership Network Switzerland
Rosalyne Marie Reber is an expert in the areas of innovation, digital transformation, strategic communication, sustainability and gender equality. She is the founder of the Women Leadership Network. She also founded several start-up projects and worked during her studies as a young entrepreneur with her own consulting agency in the field of digital marketing and social media with a focus on sustainability, ethics and SDGs. With her think tank, she is also passionate since many years, about fostering new strategies on public sector innovation and a more open government combined with the goals of the Agenda 2030.
She holds a Master degree in Public Management and Policy from the University of Bern. This field of study is specialized in the public sector and aims to train future Swiss administration leaders with an interdisciplinary approach on business, politics and law. During her Bachelor degree Rosalyne Marie Reber studied media science, business communication and management. In 2022, she graduated on a new expertise field with a CAS in Foreign Affairs and Applied Diplomacy.
Those last years, she gained next to her Bachelor studies, a wide range of experience in various areas: she worked at the United Nations in Geneva, in the non-profit sector, in leadership positions within associations and in the academia as a research assistant for open data.
After her Master studies she first worked for the Swiss government in the ministerial public affairs team at the federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport at the Bundeshaus Ost. Then, she worked as a project manager in campaigning and digital communication for a Swiss political party at the Swiss federal Parliament. She is now working as a communication officer in the area of international cooperation at the Swiss federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
On her engagement: With her first book "The 2020's Guide to Women's Leadership in the Public Sector" published in August 2020, she aims to raise more awareness on the sustainable development goal SDG n°5 about gender equality and women’s empowerment from the United Nations. She wants to create an inclusive culture giving more visibility for women in leadership positions in our society for the future years to come.
Rosalyne is communicative, creative, open-minded with an entrepreneurial spirit, a forward thinking for new societal trends and has strong strategic analytical abilities. She is perfectly trilingual in German, French and English.
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