G20-Women Summit 2017 W20 in Berlin Germany.
W20 Communique Final
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
Promoting female entrepreneurship and access to finance for women
Closing the digital gender divide
Strengthening the W20
Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the core of G20
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, together with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary chair of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion; Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland; Director of the IWF Christine Lagarde; Vice Chairman of the Bank of America Anne Finucane; Kenyan high-tech founder Juliana Rotich; Chairwoman of the Trumpf GmbH Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller; and First Daughter and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump.