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UN Women Chicago Annual Women in Leadership Forum

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Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow

The climate crisis is one of the greatest global challenges we are currently facing, and we are seeing the ways in which it will have a severe impact on our environmental, economic and social development on a global scale. Women are especially vulnerable to the impact of the climate crisis as they constitute the majority of the world’s poverty and are more dependent on the natural resources which climate change threatens the most.

The global theme for the 2022 UN Women’s International Women’s Day, Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, highlights the contribution of women and girls around the world who are leading the charge on climate change, adaptation, mitigation and response to build a more sustainable future for all.

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on International Women's Day, featuring an impressive group of women leaders who are making a meaningful contribution in sustainability, environmental conservation and climate action.


Wendy Abrams | Founder at Cool Globes; Co-founder at The Eleven Eleven Foundation
Shayna Harris | Co-founder & Managing Partner at Supply Change Capital; Sustainability Contributor at Forbes
Michelle Ruiz | Co-founder & CEO at Hyfé Foods
Rohini Sengupta | Senior Manager of Environmental Sustainability & Climate at United Airlines
Moderated by Emmy Victor | National Weather Reporter at AccuWeather

*Proceeds will go toward UN Women assistance specifically for Ukrainian women and girls impacted by crisis**

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