The Policy Center for the New South carries a series of podcasts featuring various experts on a wide range of topics.
The Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders alumni are regularly invited to take part in these podcasts in order to share their expertise in a particular current topic. Through these podcasts, intergenerational dialogue is promoted and the vibrant voices of the ADELs are captured to reinforce the role of young women and young men in important discussions.
The ADELs make their voices heard by discussing a diveristy of issues including leadership, culture, technology, security, gender, economy, politics and more.
Bridging the Gender Gap: Women Empowerment in Africa
The African Union declared 2010-2020 as the African Women's Decade. By devoting an entire Decade to women, African leaders have demonstrated their political will and commitment to promoting gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights. Progress was made in translating commitment into measurable action, as most African countries took giant steps to elevate the status of women through legal and constitutional means, institutional gender mechanisms as well as creating conducive environments for women to realize their potential. In today's conversation, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr, Founder of SheROARS, Director of Community Building and Communications at the Ubuntu Foundation and an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader, defines women empowerment, talks about the developments in Africa in terms of advancing gender equality, and discusses her work to empower African women to unleash their full potential.
Bridging the Gender Gap: Women in Leadership
Data continuously shows that women’s access to management positions in organizations is limited compared to men. This is also true in other sectors and at all levels in society. Although the number of women within organizations and in leadership positions may have risen, women do not necessarily have greater power, and the further up the corporate ladder you go, the less women are represented. Research has however shown that organizations with a greater share of women on their board of directors and executives tend to perform better. Having women as leaders and decision makers at all levels is critical to advancing gender justice and gender equality, and to furthering economic, social and political progress for all.
Bridging the Gender Gap: Women in Policy-Making
There is no doubt that the persistent under-representation of women in politics and in decision-making, and the discrimination they face worldwide impedes them from reaching their full potential. Indeed, women are under-represented in political offices almost everywhere across the globe. While it is true that progress has been made, achieving gender parity in political life is far off. In today's episode, Scarlett Varga, Head of Development at Bruegel, co-founder of the Brussels Binder and an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader alumna discusses the role of women in policy-making, the challenges they encounter and what can be done to tackle the issue gender imbalance in politics.