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Women20 Germany 2017

Diverse, Resilient and Viable -
Stabilising Economies and Societies Through Women's Empowerment

The main goal of Women20 (W20) is to promote women’s economic empowerment as an integral part of the G20 process. In a broad dialogue using digital tools, expert meetings and roundtables as well as the W20 Summit, W20 joins the global experiences of women’s civil society organizations and women’s entrepreneur associations to implement strong recommendations within the G20 negotiations.

Diversity and full participation are essential for fostering the resilient, sustainable and viable growth of stable economies and societies, whereas homogeneous systems bear risks and uncertainties.  Women’s economic empowerment is thus fundamental for a prosperous world and essential for economic growth, stable economies and social development.

In 2017, W20 will focus on the following four pillars:


Labour Market Inclusion
Increasing the labour market participation rate and the value of work traditionally done by women

Financial Inclusion
Promoting female entrepreneurship and access to finance for women

Digital Inclusion
Closing the digital gender divide

Strengthening the W20
Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the core of G20

News & Press Coverage

Women20 Summit starts in Berlin on 24 April with prominent guests from around the world


The W20 Summit from 24th - 26th of April combines an ambitious aim with a high quality programme. In addition...

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G20: German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, calls for more leading women in the digital economy


On the eve of the G20 Digital Ministers Conference, the Women Political Global Forum (WPL) and Women20,...

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Women20 goes UN


Participation in the 61st session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women

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