When women work, economies win: the EconoWin Summit echoes the voices of a new female generation from the MENA region and Europe
June 18, 2020
Through a series of five online episodes, young women from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe debated with world leading companies on the full economic integration of women in the labour market and women’s aspiration in their future jobs. The EconoWin Summit was organized by the German Development Agency (GIZ), commissioned by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and with the support of the Union for Mediterranean (UfM), Siemens and 40 other partnering companies.
The event was opened by Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Thorsten Schaefer-Guembel, Managing Director of the GIZ. They both highlighted that 80% of jobs emerging by 2030 are not yet invented today.
While companies might have to re-think their strategies, a new generation is emerging. Several statements during the event highlighted that the Generation Z is worried about their future, especially girls and young women.
Companies self-assured by their advanced Human Resources policies underwent a reality check during the debates: do they provide realistic and promising prospects for young women? Four groups of female talents from the MENA region competed and presented their solutions and quick and effective pitches on how to better access themselves as a future female talent pool to a group of companies.