IOE Webinar on Women, Business and the Law

Women_lawLast October, the International Organization of Employers (IOE) participated in the Geneva launch of the World Bank’s “2016 Women, Business and the Law” report, which examines laws and regulations affecting women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees across 173 economies. The report’s quantitative indicators to inform policy discussions on how to remove legal restrictions on women and to promote further research on how to improve the economic inclusion of women.

The IOE is organizing a webinar on this topic on March 7, featuring guest speaker Augusto Lopez-Claros, director of global indicators group at the World Bank. He will present the report and explore with national employer organisations how they can contribute to removing legal barriers to women’s inclusion in their countries. The event is planned as part of the IOE’s program to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.

To register, please contact Thannaletchimy Thanagopal. Instructions on how to join the webinar will be issued to participants well in advance.

USCIB co-organized an event last March titled “Bringing Down the Barriers: Women, Business and the Rule of Law” with the World Bank, the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Development Law Organization, which evaluated the impacts of gender discrimination laws around the world.

Staff Contact:   Ewa Staworzynska

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Ewa Staworzynska is USCIB’s Director of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs. Staworzynska brings to USCIB her extensive policy experience from both public and private sectors. Prior to joining USCIB, she led DoorDash’s policy efforts in international markets and was in charge of diplomatic relations. Before her position at DoorDash, Staworzynska was an officer at the International Labor Organization (ILO), where she worked multilaterally to advance support for decent work and related policies at UN headquarters. Staworzynska began her career in New York working for a real estate start-up. Staworzynska will be based in USCIB’s New York office and will work with Jose Arroyo, USCIB policy associate on corporate responsibility and labor affairs, on a wide range of issues, including human rights and industrial policy, responsible business conduct, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was born and raised in Norway and has a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Relations, with a specialty in International Business, from New York University.
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