IFC and Partners Ring the Bell for Women Empowerment in Lebanon

On the occasion of International Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8 ) Ms. AL-Damen joint the first time a “Ring the Bell” ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.  The event presented the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact which provides concrete guidelines for businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. At the event, Ms. May Makhzoumi, joined Ms. Iman Al Damen, Chair of the Women on Boards Association in Jordan and Ms. Gina Lund, Director General of Skills in Norway in an inspiring discussion about their personal experience under the theme of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”.

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