• Women@TheTable

     

    Because a woman's place is at the decision-making table.

    in governance. in the economy. in technology.

    in sustainability. in sport.

     

  • We make gender visible on the global stage galvanizing programs that target systemic change

    catalyzing opportunities for feminists to speak with international audiences about solutions.

     

    We make gender a discussion point in the larger mainstream debate leveraging

    five strategic pillars in fora where feminists have not traditionally been visible :

     

    Governance where rules are made

    Economy where power is held

    Technology where the future is invented

     

    and

    Sustainability where innovation is survival

    & Sport where myth is forged

    We create spaces on mainstream platforms

    by driving visibility and influence of dynamic female and male feminists,

    identifying and supporting them as they speak in more traditionally 'male' fora about gender and solutions.


     

    We invent new platforms

    for women to be visible,

    and have influence.

    through targeted initiatives such as the International Gender Champions.

  • w@tt we do

    because a woman's place is at the decision-making table

    w@tt

    w@tt works on systems change by making gender visible and a discussion point in the larger mainstream debate on governance, the economy, technology, and sustainability - creating spaces and inventing new platforms for feminists to be visible, have their voices heard, and have influence. Founded in 2015, we have recently received ECOSOC status at the United Nations.

    International Gender Champions

    Our first initiative

    One of w@tt’s first initiatives in 2015 was co-founding the International Gender Champions (IGC) with the UN Director-General in Geneva and the US Ambassador, forming a collaborative network of senior female & male decision-makers who drive systems change through implementation of practical interventions to promote equality. IGC now numbers 200+ Champions including the Secretary-General of the UN, Heads of many if not most International Organizations, NGOs, Ambassadors and private sector. Currently IGC has hubs in Geneva, New York, Vienna, and Nairobi; IGC-Den Haag will launch winter 2019 at the International Criminal Court. This summer the first Finance Minister (Canada) joined IGC with the intention of founding an IGC-Finance Hub for International Finance Institutions and Finance Ministers with the baseline joint commitment of beginning a gender budgeting process within a 12 month timeframe.

    Impact

    Our first Impact Group and coalition

    Created for impact, IGC currently mobilizes Champion-led consortiums on Representation, Trade, Standards and Disarmament (and soon Finance). Its political action and draft of its Trade Impact Group’s Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment became the Buenos Aires Joint Declaration on Women and Trade, which was joined at the WTO Ministerial in December 2017 by an unexpected 120+ Member States and Observers, making it the first time in WTO, and GATT, history that women are mentioned in an official context of international trade. (Watch the short video with the amazing Arancha Gonzalez in the thumbnail.) The Declaration is critical in that it institutionally encourages countries to identify impact of trade on women and to take this into consideration in their trade agreements; with a potential massive impact on women’s economic status globally. w@tt and IGC will continue their trade work in collaboration with the International Trade Centre, Iceland, Sierra Leone and Botswana who co-chair the group, with a 13 member circle of Member States, (Canada, EU, Argentina, UK, Australia, Korea, Moldova, Kenya, Pakistan, Chile, Costa Rica), IOs (UNCTAD), NGOs (CUTS, ICTSD) with an action plan for change taking them to the WTO Ministerial in 2020.

    w@tt's pillars

    five strategic points of focus

    In order to connect frontline feminist change-makers, drive impact, and catalyse influence of feminists with policy-makers w@tt focuses on five strategic pillars in fora where feminists have not traditionally been influential: Governance where rules are made (IGC); Economy where power is wielded (the Trade Impact Group, and work on a Gender Responsive Standards Declaration with the major national standards bodies that will achieve recommendation in late fall in Geneva. This includes an action plan to move from national standards bodies to the many International Standards bodies headquartered in Geneva by the end of 2019); Technology where the future is invented (Artificial Intelligence & Gender stream collaborating with école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR)); Sustainability where innovation is survival (building a conference on Gender & Cities late 2018 to bring together high tech feminist visionaries focussed on democracy and inclusion with traditional feminist groups focussed on gender in order to explore the nature of Smart Cities with a feminist focus -- all leveraging International Organization feminist capital in Geneva), & Sport where myth is forged (for a collaboration with the International Olympic Committee to be staged if / when more capacity is found).

    w@tt is a systems entrepreneur

    methodology:

    front line to the top line to the front line

    This type of collaboration and innovation at the multilateral level, with a feminist NGO driving change with larger scale institutional partners is a new concept,

    and w@tt is looking for new partners and collaborations.

     

    We are systems entrepreneurs who have been able to identify, leverage & catalyze strategic points in complex multilateral systems.

    We effect awareness, create coalitions, plan for action, and collaboratively and iteratively catalyse change.

    We nurture coalitions so that the change is carried, achieved, and reflected on by the responsible international and frontline stakeholders. And together we have forged sustainable & practical hacks to international systems.

  • women@thetable = w@tt

     

     equal numbers of dynamic, progressive women at the decision-making table

    = a unit of power, energy flow per unit time, something that needs to be harnessed in order to be released in its most potent form. 

     

    Our Mission

    Support, Propel

    Coalesce & Scale

     

    leaders who articulate the need

    for equal numbers of women @decision-making tables

    wherever the metaphorical table may be.

    Our Vision

    galvanize the voices of humanists, particularly women so that women's voices & their unique points of view are heard, and acted upon in the corridors of power.

    Create more platforms. Fuel more conversations. Make a movement.

    This is the moment to move the needle.

     

    We need to join forces

    to coalesce & scale achievable goals of 

    equal numbers of women and men  @decision-making tables everywhere.

  • w@tt's up

     women@thetable

  • December 4 Public Event @ Graduate Institute

    December 5 Invitation Only Convening

    Gender & Cities

     

  • Events 2018

    some activities.

    11 January

    Trade Impact Working Group

     

    Brown Bag Lunch

     

    12 - 14 @ w@tt

     

    16 January

    IGC Focal Points

     

    2018 Kick Off Meeting

     

    10:30 -12:00 @ Palais

    25 January

    New Perspectives of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women In Law & In Practice

     

    Hosted by

    Ambassador Socorro Flores Liera

    Permanent Mission of Mexico, Geneva

    &

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman

    Executive Director, Women@TheTable

     

    Co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Colombia and Mexico

     

    Come meet the new members of the DAW WG:

    Elizabeth BRODERICK (Australia)

    Alda FACIO (Costa Rica) Chair

    Ivana RADAčIć (Croatia)

    Meskerem Geset TECHANE

    Melissa UPRETI (Nepal/USA)

     

     

    Reception 18:00 - 19:30 w@tt offices

    6 February

    What's Working? Roundtable


    Preliminary findings from the

    2017 IGC Annual Survey

    and Roundtable.


    Bring the best practices that are transforming

    (or can transform !)

    your working culture

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    12-14h lunch @ w@tt

    7 February

    EnGENDERing Success in STEM

     

    Laura Barrowman, Chief Technology Officer, Credit Suisse

    James Purvic, Head Human Resources, CERN

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Founder, Women@theTable

    Sabine Süsstrunk, President EPFL-WISH Foundation

    Ivana Chingovska, Data Scientist, Swisscom

     

     

    Rolex Learning Center, EPFL

    CoLAB Credit Suisse

    10:30-12:30

    22 February

    Sexual Harassment Policy

     

    with Special Guest

    Ambassador Jillian Dempster, New Zealand Mission to the UN in Geneva

     

     

    Roundtable to Discuss Good & Best Practice

     

    Of particular interest to small & large Missions

     

     

     

    12-14h, Lunch @ w@tt

    5 March

    International Women's Week

    Kick off

     

    IGC Champions Luncheon

    &

    Launch of the IGC 2017 Annual Report

     

    co-hosted by

    Canadian Mission to the UN in Geneva,

    UN Office at Geneva,

    & Women@theTable

     

     

    Champions only event 12 -14h

    Luncheon

    5 March

    International Women's Week

    Kick off

     

    Celebration of IGC Focal Points

    &

    Launch of the IGC 2017 Annual Report

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Focal Points & Champions only

    Reception 17-19h @ w@tt

     

    8 March

    The 2018 Geneva Gender Debate:

    Engaging men and boys in gender equality

     

    MOTION: This house believes that engaging men & boys is a game changer

     

    Opening Remarks: Professor Elisabeth Prügl, Director, Gender Centre, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Moderator: Ms Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women @The Table and co-founder of the International Gender Champions

     

    Opposing Motion

    • Ms. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
    • Professor Keith Krause, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Supporting Motion

    • Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN Geneva, and International Gender Champion
    • Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

     

    6-7:30 pm Graduate Institute Geneva,

    Ivan Pictet Auditorium

    20 March

    Reception: Feminists of WSIS

    The World Summit on the Information Society

     

     

     

    Women@theTable and friends from the Web Foundation will gather a few of the amazing feminist technologists and advocates attending WSIS from around the world and from Geneva together for a glass of wine and conversation.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Women@theTable offices in the Maison de la Paix 6:30- 8 pm

    22 March

     

    Where are the Women?

    International decision-making in ICT

     

    Workshop 

    co-organized by ITU and UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at WSIS, the World Summit on the Information Society

     

    Moderated by Professor Tim Unwin

     

    With the Participation of Women@theTable

     

     

     

     

     

    4:30 - 6:15 pm @ WSIS / ITU

     

    27 March

     

    Don’t Turn a blind eye
    Sexual Harassment: learn, prevent, protect

     

    Brown Bag

    w/ Special Guest, Director of the University of Geneva’s Equal Opportunities Office, Brigitte Mantilleri

     

    Case Study & discussion on the two year journey from student satisfaction survey to work with scientists, focus groups, communications agencies, students and faculty to produce a ground breaking Sexual Harassment campaign that can be reused and shared.

     

    12-14h Lunch @w@tt

    11 April

     

    The Power of Women in Diplomacy

     

    Junior Diplomat Initiative Conference

     

    Opening Remarks:

    Michael Møller, Director-General UN Office at Geneva

     

    Panel:

    H.E. Ambassador Rosemary McCarney, Perm Rep Canada to the UN and Conference on Disarmament

     

    H.E. Ambassador Michael Gaffey, Perm Rep Ireland to the UN and Conference on Disarmament

     

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO/Founder Women@theTable

     

    Moderator:Dr. Claire Somerville, Executive Director, Gender Centre, Graduate Institute

     

     

    9- 11:30 Graduate Institute Auditorium

    19 April

     

    The Link Between Women’s Rights & Trade

     

    A luncheon discussion between trade negotiators, human rights diplomats & think tanks to discuss links between women’s rights & trade and how this intertwines with a human rights agenda. These two critically important groups of experts central to the work of Geneva engage infrequently, if at all.

     

    Special Guest:

    Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director, International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), an independent, non-partisan think tank based in Canada.

     

    Read essay series, Reshaping Trade Through Women’s Economic Empowerment to be discussed in depth 9am- 1pm at the World Trade Organization (WTO), 20 April.

     

    12-2 Women@theTable's offices

    week of 14 & 21 May

     

    Missions Plus One

     

    Brown Bag IGC only

     

    IGC focal points from Missions are invited to bring a colleague from another Mission in their regional group NOT CURRENTLY a Gender Champion to discuss the work of the network, how to leverage it, and ideas on how to powerfully collaborate on gender impact in international fora.

     

     

    May dates week of 14th or 21st to be determined

    @ Women@theTable

     

    17 May

     

    Gender Responsive Assemblies

     

    IGC Representation Impact Group & IGC focal points in a crowd sourcing exercise on the most transformative practices that lead to gender responsive assemblies - from planning through execution and follow up.

     

    Special Guest:

    Mariana Duarte, Gender Programme Office, Inter-Parliamentary Union

     

     

    12 - 2 pm Women@theTable offices

     

    22 May

     

    Computation and Society

     

    Intensive one-day workshop to discuss emerging challenges from different viewpoints and brainstorm potential ways forward as powerful algorithms, capable of learning, are increasingly controlling aspects of modern society: from social interactions (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube), economics (e.g., Uber, AirBnB, Banking), learning (e.g., Wikipedia, MOOCs), to governance (Judgements, Policing, Voting).

     

    Speakers:

    Anita Auer, University of Lausanne

    Kujtesë Bejtullahu, IRGC

    Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg

    Stefano Duca, ETHZ

    Kiran Garimella, EPFL

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@TheTable

    Diego Nunez, Universidad Mayor de San Simon

    Caroline Roberts, University of Lausanne

    Beatrice Scarioni, EPFL

    Ingo Scholtes, ETHZ/University of Zurich

     

     

     

    8h30 - 5h30.

    Bernoulli Center, EPFL

     

     

    24 May

     

    Equal Measures 2030 Dialogue

     

    A technical and conceptual expert roundtable:

     

    · What gaps exist in measuring all aspects of gender equality? And what are the data needs of advocates and Champions from all sectors and levels?

    · How could data that does exist be better used to drive change?

    · What are the particular challenges in capturing and amplifying gender-related data?

    · What promising initiatives are underway to ensure that data and evidence get used to drive change on gender equality?

     

    Special Guest: Alison Holder, Director, Equal Measures 2030

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    12 - 2 pm Women@theTable offices

     

     

    26-28 June

     

    SheTrades Global, Liverpool

     

    In association with International Trade Centre      3 days of stimulating conversation & panels with:

    • Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
    • H.E. Rula Ghani, First Lady of Afghanistan
    • Dame Stephanie Shirley, Founder FI Group
    • Dr Anna Mokgokong, Executive Chair Community Investment Holdings, South Africa
    • Adi Maimalaga Tafuna'l, Co-Founder, Women in Business Development, Samoa
    • Mariana Cortes, Founder, Juana de Arco, Argentina
    • Lanre Akinola, Editor, This is Africa
    • H.E. Adela Raz, Deputy Foreign Minister, Afghanistan
    • Hon Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister Economic Development & Trade, Ukraine
    • Alison Clafin, Global Head Sales for Damco, Maersk
    • Krysta Fox, Executive Director, DMCC Free Zone, UAE
    • Soumaya Keynes, The Economist
    • Hon Dr Isatou Touray, Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, The Gambia
    • Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation
    • Maria Luisa Boyce, Director Global Public Affairs,UPS
    • Anita De Werd, Global Head of Marketing Damco, Maersk
    • Sanem Oktar, President, Kagider, Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey

    International Business Festival, Liverpool

    5 July

     

    Gender Responsive Assemblies

     

    Roundtable discussion on what a Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit would look like from Host Country agreement to invitation letters, the Assembly itself, and follow up and evaluation.

     

     

    With participants from IPU, UNOG, IUCN, WMO, WIPO, ITU, ISO, WHO

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lunch Women@theTable offices 12 -2

    9/10 July

     

    International Policy Forum

    No Going Back:

    Making Gender Equality Happen

     

    Consultations on Women's Economic Empowerment for a series of recommendations from the W20 to the G20 convening in Argentina.

     

    Chatham House, London

    12 July

     

    Missions + 1

     

    International Gender Champion outreach from GRULAC members Mexico & Brazil to discuss International Gender Champions impact

    with Colombia, Ecuador, Trinidad & Tobago, and Haiti

     

    Women@theTable offices, 9-10:30am

    16 July

     

    IGC / Human Rights Watch outreach

     

    International Gender Champion Human Rights Watch outreach to discuss International Gender Champions impact

    with Geneva Based Human Rights Organizations

     

    Human Rights Watch offices, 1600-1830

    19 July

     

    IGC Trade Impact Group

     

    Planning meeting for the fall TIG workshop, Women in Value Chains, taking place October 01st hosted by Korea under the MIKTA group framework at the WTO.

     

     

    International Trade Centre 1400 - 1530

    28 / 29 August

     

    Design Inception Workshop

     

     

    Two day Design Workshop hosted by Credit Suisse with EPFL to co-conceive open source software to work with Gender Responsive Assemblies to track number of women speaking, for how long, on which topics.

     

    Participants include IPU, IUCN, WIPO, WMO, UNWomen.

     

     

     

     

    Women@theTable, Maison de la Paix, Geneva, 0900 - 1630

    10 September

     

    Portrait of a (Working) Mother

     

     

    Opening of an exhibition that

    explores the experience of a specific group of mothers: expatriate, well-educated professional mothers (and one father who is the primary care provider for his children) who live and mother in Geneva. Their concerns are far-reaching: issues of maternal identity, gender equality, migration. The exhibition consists of 27 panels, each combining a photographic portrait and a short interview; as well as an introductory and concluding panels.

     

    Passerelle, Palais des Nations, 1300 - 1400

    11 September

     

    Focal Point Meeting:

    La Rentrée

     

     

     

    Palais des Nations, Room XI, Building A, 3rd Floor   9.30 - 11.00

    12 September

     

    IGC Disarmament Impact Group

     

    Luncheon Launch for Experts

     

    Co-Chairs: Ireland, UNIDIR, Namibia

     

    WIPO . invitation only

    17 September

     

    Women, Business and the Law

     

    Organised in partnership with the World Bank Group and Women@theTable

     

    No economy can grow to its full potential unless both women and men participate fully. As half the world’s population, women have an equal role in driving economic growth. Women, Business and the Law 2018 is the fifth edition of the World Bank Group report measuring the legal obstacles to women who engage in economic activity around the world. The dataset examines laws affecting women’s economic inclusion in 189 economies worldwide as well as its progress and identifies opportunities for reform to ensure economic empowerment for all.

     

    Tanya Primiani, co-author of the report at the World Bank Group.

    Panel:

    Martin Chungong, Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

    Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD

    Nazhat Shameem Khan, Ambassador , Permanent Representative of the Republic of Fiji to the UN and the WTO

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO and Founder, Women@theTable

     

    Moderator:Lore Vandewalle, Associate Professor in Economics Department and Faculty Affiliate of the Gender Centre, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

     

    Auditorium Ivan Pictet
    Maison de la paix, Genève 18:30 - 20:00

     

    UN Palais Briefing . 18 October

    Ambassador's Lunch 18 October

    28 September

     

    Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit Launch: UN Gender Assembly Side Event

     

    The event is designed for all those interested in creating a more inclusive and harassment-free environment at their assemblies, encouraging gender balance on delegations, promoting meaningful participation of women in deliberations, and advancing gender equality on agendas and outcomes.

     

    Panelists will outline how they have been applying and will further apply the principles in the Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit in their own Assemblies. They will address the opportunities for advocacy and action by all interested parties from Member States to Civil Society, and how can they collaborate with Secretariats and Heads of Organizations to drive urgent action to sustainably include women in all decision-making processes from the international to national level, and to advance gender equality in their decisions and deliberations.

     

    A high-level conversation with:

    • PGA President H.E. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces (invited)
    • H.E. Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN
    • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,  Executive Director, UN Women
    • Martin Chungong, Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
    • H.E. Penny Beckles, Permanent Representative of Trinidad & Tobago to the UN 

     

     

    15.30 - 17.00, Room D,

    UN HQ, New York

    2 October

     

    Towards an inclusive resilient trading system aligning gender, rights & trade

     

    How can the Sustainable Development Goals – and specifically the transversal SDG 5 for women’s equality – help reinvigorate multilateral trading systems to bring inclusiveness, relevance and trust?

    How can inclusive growth and sustainable development align with the interests and values of trade to bring us to a more inclusive trading system? Who are the potential partners in a new global coalition to use inclusive trade to effectively impact the well being of all citizens including women who have been left behind.? How can we leverage trade to reduce poverty and stimulate inclusive sustainable growth? Finally, how can rights perspectives be reincorporated into the current trading system? These questions must all be considered in order to move towards an inclusive, resilient trading system that aligns gender, human rights and trade and is fit for purpose in the turbulent times ahead that present great challenge, but also great opportunity for change.

     

    Panelists:

    Nicole Ameline, CEDAW Expert

    Marion Bethel, CEDAW Expert

    Ambassador Stephen de Boer, Permanent Representative Canada to the World Trade Organization

    Jos Verbeek, Special Representative to the UN & WTO, World Bank Group

    Moderator: Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@theTable

     

    WTO Public Forum 18

    15.30 - 17.00, Room D

    11 October

     

    International Day of the Girl

     

     

    The international community in Geneva can play a critical role spurring global action on girls’ rights, not only through its normative and standard-setting activities, but also through commitments made by individual stakeholders in the Geneva space.

    The event for International Day of the Girl will serve as a culmination of mentorship experiences with UNFPA, Plan International, Women@theTable, WHO, Mission of Mexico, Mission of Canada, OHCHR, plus a Champion level 5 October working-level meeting with the women mentees and mentors.

     

    During the 11 October event, young women and their mentors will share with the international community their experiences, as well as present the outcome of the 5 October meeting on principles and commitments for young women’s empowerment and leadership in the Geneva space.

     

     

     

    The panel discussion will be moderated by the young women mentees, including one of Women@theTable's two mentees: Shreya Rajpuriya who will give the concluding remarks and ideas for action.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    12-2pm

    Palais des Nations, Room XXIII

    18 October

     

    Roundtable: Gender Responsive Assemblies

     

    IGC Network Only. After our successful launch of Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit at UNGA in New York, (and its presentation at the IPU Assembly to Parliaments mid October), a Roundtable to THANK our incredible international organization focal points who participated in contributing to the Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit, vetting the Toolkit, and who now with many others will begin to implement the Toolkit at International Assemblies throughout the UN System and beyond. A special lunch to plan how to make Gender Responsive Assemblies a reality by 2020.

     

    12 to 2 pm, Women@theTable offices

    19 October

     

    Invitation Only: Link between Women's Rights & Trade

     

    Ever since our ‘historic’ Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment we’ve been fascinated with the vocabulary divide between trade teams and human rights teams at the same Missions and international organizations. So, we held a lunch in April to discuss this for the first time with the storied Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Then we held an event on 'Aligning Gender, Rights & Trade' at the WTO Public Forum with CEDAW Experts and Reps from the World Bank and Canada. We also launched Women, Business and The Law with the World Bank in three events in Geneva to discuss how to better use the awesome data set in crafting questions of depth and purpose at the TPR, and UPR, and at CEDAW. We are reprising the idea for a second round of discussions to sit around the table and talk. Price of admission? One colleague from the Human Rights team, one colleague from the Trade team from the same Permanent Mission. For trade negotiators, human rights activists and think tanks.

     

    9-10:30 am Women@theTable offices

    29 October

    CEDAW Reception

     

    Women@theTable is over the moon to host the International Gender Champions reception for the CEDAW Committee Members, Staff, and the International Geneva Gender Community to promote deeper, more effective appropriation of CEDAW recommendations among multilateral stakeholders.

    If you are part of our International Gender Champions network, you are invited to come share a moment with the CEDAW Committee Members as well as other gender experts and relevant stakeholders to brainstorm around new and innovative ways to collaborate on the implementation of the CEDAW convention at the international level. Come lift a glass to these extraordinary experts who lead the international discussion on women's human rights!

     

    Reception, 29 October 2018, 18:30-20:30, Women@theTable, Maison de la Paix, petal 5. RSVP Admin@womenatthetable.net

    11-13 November

    Paris Peace Forum

     

    International Gender Champions has been selected to be one of 100+ projects to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice.

     

     

     

    Come celebrate with us if you are in Paris!

    La Grande Halle de La Villette, the venue of the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum.

     

    13 November

    Annual Champions Meeting

    International Gender Champions

     

    Always an exciting event, this year will be extra special as High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, formerly an Honorary Champion as President of Chile, and a new Champion in IGC-Geneva will be giving the Keynote at the meeting.

     

    Champions only. Invites non-transferable.

     

    Canadian Mission. 1700-1930

    4 December

     

    Gender & Cities

    Public Event

     

    What do regional and frontline feminists have in common with digital visionaries who are also focused on democracy, inclusion, and transformation?

     

    Information on public event here

     

    Ivan Pictet Auditorium

    Graduate Institute Geneva

    1830-2000 PANEL

     

    5 December

    Gender & Cities

    Invitation only

     

    Women@theTable is convening experts, and expert feminists each separately focused on technology, gender, democracy, urban planning, or climate change for a discussion on shared visions and potential collaborations for this inaugural Gender & Cities event

     

    Maison de la Paix

    0830-2200

     

  • INTERNATIONAL

    GENDER CHAMPIONS

     

    International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together

    female & male decision-makers to break down gender barriers for system change.

     

    An initiative co-founded by the

    Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva,

    the Ambassador of the US Mission to the United Nations in Geneva,

    and Women@TheTable.

     

     

  • Women@theTable

    w@tt

    the beginning

    Women@theTable, w@tt, was conceived in 2014 after an inspiring and searing encounter with Julienne Lusenge, storied Congolese women's human rights defender, who was leading a delegation of extraordinary women from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London. Speaking about women's efforts to end the decades long conflict Julienne explained that (basically) you need to be a man with a gun to be invited to make peace at the table.

    back in Geneva

    The Oak Foundation signaled its support to try a new approach for a movement building group to propel extraordinary women onto their rightful place and the gender agenda more firmly unto the global stage.

    an association

    In 2015, Women@theTable officially became an Association under Swiss Law with the purpose to help more women have more amplified voices, more seats, and more influence at decision-making tables wherever those decision-making tables may be in governance, economy, technology, sustainability and peace.

    our mission

    We work vertically (from the frontline roots to the tips - from the market woman to the central banker), and strategically across chosen sectors bringing voices where few are heard or have influence, building new platforms, and knitting together new coalitions for change.

    the first initiative

    w@tt approached the US Mission in Geneva to host a Salon Series to discuss various issues in the women's rights space. These Salons, which became a tremendous success, were curated to gather high level actors with a broad spectrum of portfolios to strategize and create space for more women at the table.

    and first Salon

    Our first Salon, March 2015, in participation with The Future She Deserves, an initiative of the US Mission, curated and moderated by w@tt founder Caitlin Kraft-Buchman dealt with Women’s Leadership. The Salon addressed the catalytic question: What are the barriers to women having visibility and influence in corridors of power from the grassroots to the top of International Geneva?

     

    Salon goers dove into conversation. Ambassadors from New Zealand, Chile, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Belgium, Denmark, the EU; DCMs from Canada, Spain, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Sweden; Directors from ICRC, UNOG, UNHCR, UNECE, WFF, GCERF, IPU, WMO, WIPO, WHO and other Geneva organizations; as well as Geneva civil society represented by the Oak Foundation, Womanity Foundation, and Geneva Call participated in the debate. Rapporteurs read out each table’s insights and it became clear that there was interest and will to create some sort of Champion group.

     

    Immediately afterwards the Directors from UNOG who attended the Salon called to say that the Director-General would be interested in a Champion network, and so the International Geneva Gender Champions began with its three founders the Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva Michael Møller; Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto US Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations; and Caitlin Kraft-Buchman Executive Director of Women@theTable. Listen to a podcast about the creation of the platform here.

    becomes the International Gender Champions

    International Geneva Gender Champions held its announcement launch July 1, 2015 at the Palais des Nations with over 30 Ambassadors and Heads of International Organizations. As of January 2018 we numbered 207 Ambassadors, Heads of International Organizations, NGOs, and CEOs based in Geneva, including a growing number of Alumni. A New York group soft launched October 2016 in preparation for a hard launch at CSW in New York March 2017 where the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, signed on (again as he was one of our first Champions in Geneva as High Commissioner of Refugees).

     

    We changed our name to International Gender Champions – Geneva to ably include New York (International Gender Champions – New York), and our anticipated expansion to other cities and sectors in 2018, including International Gender Champions - Vienna, and International Gender Champions-Nairobi.

     

    We have begun to effect great change in the conversation about Gender in Geneva, the composition of panels, work on balanced delegations, how to effect systemic change, and at the very least upped the profile of deserving and brilliant women in Geneva for whom a place was made at the panel table due to the initiative.

    w@tt ...

    Women@theTable is intimately involved in the strategic thrust and growth of International Gender Champions, however its core work is on the suite of w@tt pillars on governance, the economy, technology, sustainability, peace, and in 2018: sport, and w@tt’s ‘portrayal’ for rock star feminists. All parts which intersect, harmonize, and interact to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts for platforms, visibility and influence for feminists and humanists.

  • getting there from here

    propel: established, but heretofore largely unknown, leaders, and emerging leaders to receive strategic communications support, contacts, and connections to the global stage.

     

    support: media training & coaching for print, video, social

    + conferences/summits. Ongoing tactical & strategic support, coaching, mentorship & network beyond and past initial training

     

    platform: existing networks in business, government, technology, sustainability + peace. Connect networks from the local to the global, within themselves,

    and with other movements + activists.

    Create larger networks beyond the networks currently active. Find new partners, new advocates, new alliances

     

    converse: start conversations in places where there have been none.

    Add new, add diverse + multi- disciplinary voices to reinvigorate the conversation that exists. Make the local conversation global, and the global conversation robust, urgent and vibrant.

     

    coalesce: weave conversations together, unite for a common end, begin to interact on other networks' agendas, collaborate, make networks whole, be a movement.

    objectives. outcomes. impact.

    objectives

    Stimulate + nurture conversations adding more innovative women's voices in new spaces vertically within disciplines and horizontally across conversations.

     

    Identify key emerging and established FEMALE + MALE leaders whose vision needs to be amplified and supported through a strategic messaging process.

     

     

    outcome

    Tacticians who are focussed and armed with high-level strategic outreach

    to media, governments, funders + conferences.

     

    More dynamic and actionable communications and conversations that include robust and stimulating gender dimensions.

     

    impact

    A larger global platform in the public space,

    and more frequent + vibrant conversations about equal numbers of women everywhere at decision-making tables in social, economic, and political spheres.

     

  • Join Us

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  • Some  events and collaborations from

    2015 - 2017

  • Events 2017

    Selected events.

    24 January

    New York!

    International Gender Champions- New York Focal Point Meeting

    Breakfast @ the Swiss Mission 08:30 - 10:00

    2 February

    Geneva! International Gender Champions-Geneva Focal Point Meeting

    Palais des Nations, Room XXV, UNOG 10:00 - 12:00

    7, 21, 23 February

    IGC Commitment Clinic

    In Person - w@tt offices Maison de la Paix

    On Line - via skype w@tt 3-5pm CET

    1 March

    Reception International Gender Champions

    greet the women leaders of the Breakthrough Barriers Summit

     

    KEYNOTE:

    H.E. Margot Wallström,

    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

     

    'What Difference Does a Feminist Foreign Policy Make?'

     

    5 - 7:30 pm

    WIPO

    2 March

    Breakthrough Barriers Summit

     

    Sitting women leaders from around the world discuss accelerating gender equality in private roundtables

     

    9am - 5pm Graduate Institute

    2 March

    Breakthrough Barriers Summit

     

    Public Event

    A gender reality check in global leadership

     

    Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi

    Hina Jilani, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan

    Melanne Verveer, former US Ambassador Global Women's Issues

     

    Graduate Institute Geneva,

    Pictet Auditorium

    6 - 7:30pm

    8 March

    International Women's Day events with

    International Gender Champions, UNOG, & Switzerland with International Sporting Federations

     

    20 March

    Launch of

    International Gender Champions-New York !

     

    With Special Guest:

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres

     

    Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Switzerland

    Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women

    Azadeh Khalili, NYC Commission on Gender Equity

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@theTable

    30 March

    President Michelle Bachelet of Chile

    becomes an Honorary Gender Champion

     

     

    hosted by Canton de Genève

     

    4 April

    Gender Responsive Standards Convening

     

     

    10:00 - 1630

    UNECE hosted by ITC

     

    4 April

    Women in Science:

    Break the Cliché

     

    Ambassador Elisabeth Laurin, France

    Fabiola Gianotti - Director-General, CERN

    Elena Manaekova - Deputy Director General, WMO

    Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist, MET Office, UK

    and

     

    Doreen Bogdan-Martin, ITU

    Nicola Spaldin, ETHZ

    Fiona Tummon, ETHZ.

    Pierre Vandergheynst, Director of Education, EPFL

     

    Moderator:

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman,

    Women@theTable

     

    WMO Salle Obasi

    14 - 16:00

    Hosted by the French Mission

     

    10 May

    Gender Responsive Standards

    Web Ex Follow up

     

    Organized by UNECE

     

    16 May

    Brown Bag Breakfast: Single-Sex Panel Language

     

     

    When a Champion is asked to participate in a panel, IGC recommends that the Champion's office include correspondence to the organisers letting them know that the Champion has taken the IGC Panel Parity Pledge & requesting that organisers consider the gender balance of the panel.

    Sometimes champions turn up to find that panels are single-sex.

     

    What's the appropriate communication piece for Champions to use when they find themselves in such situations.

     

     

    8:30 - 10am (breakfast will be served)

    Women@TheTable offices, Maison de la Paix

    18 May

    Roundtable Lunch: Strengthening Gender Responsive Language in International Fora

     

    Special Guests:

    Dr. Jannie Lilja, Swedish Mission to the UN Geneva

    Veronica Birga,

    Chief Women's Human Rights + Gender Section, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

     

     

    How can we support our champions in advocating for strong gender responsive language?

     

    Review gender responsive language aimed at promoting equality and women's empowerment in international fora.

    This is a particularly timely event given the number of Governing Bodies meetings taking place in May and June

     

    This roundtable is particularly for those whose champions have made commitments that reference the need to strengthen the language they use in resolutions, statements and other negotiated documents.

     

     

     

    12:30 - 14:00 (sandwiches served @ 12:00)

    Women@TheTable offices,

    Maison de la Paix

     

    23 May

     

    Spring IGC Focal Point Meeting - Geneva


    10 - 10:45 With Communications Teams

    Sharing information, Blasting the Network

     

    10:45 - 11:00

    Focal Points

    What's Happening ?

    Wisdom from the Network

    Palais des Nations,

    Room XXV

    Building E, Door 40

     

    30 May

     

    IGC Change Management Impact Group : Towards Gender-Responsive Change Management

     

    with Tinna Nielsen, Anthropologist, Founder Move the Elephant.

     

    Guest Speakers:

    Jan Beagle, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@theTable

     

    What are the barriers? What's holding us back from gender parity?

    Discussion and solutions.

     

    For Human Resources professionals, change management and gender focal points across the IGC network

     

     

    Co-Chairs: UK Mission & UNAIDS

    Venue: UN AIDS,

    Kofi Annan Room

     

    11:00 - 15:30

     

    30 May

    IGC CHAMPIONS

    Mid Term Review

     

    The Champions twice yearly meeting.

     

    Bringing strong solutions that are working

     

    And obstacles that are difficult

     

    For discussion.

     

    Champions Only

     

    17:30 - 19:30

    Venue: Palais

     

    31 May

    UN Environment Launch

    Global Gender & Environment Outlook

     

    Jan DUSIK, Director, Europe Office, UN Environment

    Joni SEAGER, author Global Gender Outlook, Chair Global Studies Department Bentley University, Boston

    Elena VILLALOBOS PRATS, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization

    Sarah LEUGERS, Gold Standard

    Seline MEIJER, People in Nature (PiN) initiative, IUCN 

     

    Moderator:

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@theTable

     

     

     

    Breakfast.

    8:30 -10

    in the sunshine

    Maison de la Paix

    in front of Women@theTable offices

     

    RSVP:

    http://www.genevaenvironmentnetwork.org/?q=fr/events/gender-and-environment-breakfast

     

    5 & 6 June

    Advocacy Training

     

    Youth Forum

     

    What's an elevator pitch?

    How to tell your story effectively.

     

    Women@theTable workshops for the Youth Forum leaders gathered to advocate at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council

     

    15:30 - 17:30

    5 June: Servette

    6 June: CAGI

     

    12 June

    State of the World's Fathers 2017 Report Launch

     

    Presentation of Report & Launch:

    • Gary Barker,  President/CEO, Promundo

    The Personal & Political:   

    • Gary Barker
    • Shereen El-Feki, Co-Author
    • Gilles Crittenden, MenCare, Switzerland 

    Advocacy & Political Will:

    •  Gary Barker
    • Madeleine Rees,  Secretary-General, WILPF 
    • Lana Wells,  Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
    • ILO

    Moderator: Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, 

    Women@theTable

     

     

    10am - noon   

     

    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

    Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A2

    Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A Geneva

     

    14 June

    Ensuring Equal Representation Event

    Human Rights Council Side Event

     

    International Gender Champions

    Representation Impact Group

     

    Champions & Activists, including:

    • Director-General Michael Møller, UNOG
    • Ambassador Veronika Bard, Sweden
    • Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Afghanistan
    • Ambassador Julian Braithwaite, UK
    • Ambassador Beatriz Londoño Soto, Colombia
    • Director-General Scott Weber, Interpeace
    • YWCA Youth Forum Activists from DRC, Colombia, Myanmar & Sierra Leone

    Moderator: Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@theTable

     

    14.00 - 15.30

    Palais des Nations,

    Room XIV, Cinema room (A-building, floor 1)

     

    4 July

    Special Reception:

     

    Greet new CEDAW Chairperson

    Professor Dalia Leinarte

     

    We are especially pleased to host this event to strengthen ties & understanding of CEDAW's work and honored that the new Chairperson will join us when CEDAW begins its session Monday, 3 July.
     

     

    18.00 - 19.30

    Women@theTable offices at Interpeace

    Maison De La Paix, Petal 5

    4th floor

    9 - 11 August

    Advancing Women in Leadership Forum for Africa and Asia

     

    a platform for men and women leaders in Africa and Asia to discuss how the International Olympic Committee’s decision of setting a minimum target of 30 per cent of women in decision-making positions by 2020 can be achieved.

     

    w@tt CEO/Founder will speak at plenary session “Championing Gender Equality– Everyone should get involved.”

     

    Organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) & National Olympic Committee of Rwanda

    Kigali 9 - 11 August

    29 August

    IGC Focal Point Fall Kick Off

     

     

    la rentrée what's in store for the IGC Network this fall: goals & collaborations

     

     

     

     

     

    10.00 - 11.30

    UNOG Palais

    room to be determined

    4 September

    Brown Bag: Impact Group Meeting

     

     

    Action Plans & Collaborations for Representation, Change Management, Trade & Health Impact Groups

     

     

     

     

    12.00 - 14.00

    Women@theTable offices

    @ Interpeace / Maison de la Paix

    19 September

    Roundtable: Gender Marker

     

    What is it? Who does it? Why use it ?

    & How?

     

    Bring your best practices and your questions as we share insights with experts from UN AIDS, Canada, and CARE.

     

    12.00 - 14.00

    Women@theTable offices

    @ Interpeace / Maison de la Paix

    26 September

    WTO Public Forum 2017:

     

    'How Trade Can Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goal #5 - Gender Equality.'

     

    H.E. Héctor Casanueva  -Ambassador, Chile to the WTO

     

    Sahra English – Vice President, Global Public Policy, Mastercard

     

    Leslie Griffin - Senior Vice President, International Public Policy, UPS

     

    Ranya Shamoon - Europe Vice President Femcare Global Business Unit, Proctor & Gamble

     

    Moderated by:

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman – CEO/Founder, Women@theTable

     

    11.30 - 13.00

    WTO Room S1

    * Please note it is necessary to register for the WTO PF

    BEFORE 12 September

     

    2 October

     

    iKnowPolitics & International Gender Champions Co-Convene

     

    A Filmed Roundtable Discussion on How Male Champions Can Catalyze Female Political Participation

     

    H.E. Nazhat Shameem Khan, Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji

     

    H.E. Elayne Whyte Gómez, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica

     

    Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

     

    Moderator: Martin Chungong, Secretary General, Interparliamentary Union

     

    UNOG, Palais

    3-5 October

     

    GQUALS Conference: The Hague

    Changing the Picture of International Justice

     

    Proud to participate in the GQUALS Conference including presentation on Best Practices + Ideas for Improving Gender Equality: Examples from Successful Initiatives

     

    Tamara Box, Steering Committee 30% Club

     

    Boris Kasolowsky, Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge

     

    Claudia Hoefer, Senior Legal Officer International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

     

    Vincent Ploton, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

     

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@theTable

     

    Moderator: Nani Jansen, Doughty Street Chambers

     

    The Hague

    5 October

     

    Achieving the SDGs through Sport:

     

     

    Institutional responses for achieving SDGs through and in sport by multi stake-holders initiatives and other actors

     

     

    Facilitator :

    • Emmanuel Bayle, University of Lausanne (UNIL)

    Panelists:

    • John Morrison, IHRB Director, Representative of the MegaSporting Events + Human Rights Platform

    • World Sport Alliance (WSA), Dr. Gilles Klein, Chair

    • International Gender Champions,Caitlin Kraft Buchman

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lausanne, Beaulieu

     

     

     

    9-10 October

     

    Advancing Women in Leadership Roles Forum in Europe with International Olympic Committee

     

    'It's Time for Women to Run for Office'

    • Halla Tomasdottir, Iceland business

      person and public speaker

    • Raffaele Pagnozzi, Secretary General, European Olympic Committee

    • Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO/Founder, Women@theTable & co-founder of International Geneva Gender Champion

    • Maurizio Mosca, Stakeholders Relation Officer, European Institute for Gender Equality

     

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    11 October

     

    Day of the Girl Event

    @ WHO

     

    Keynote: Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner, OHCHR

    Presentation: Global Early Adolescent Study:

    Robert Blum, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Panel discussion:

    Catherine Godin, DPR, Canadian Mission

    Monica Ferro, Director, UNFPA Office Geneva

    Sophia Pierre-Antoine, FRIDA Feminist Fund

    Daniela Zelaya, YWCA

    Lianne Gonsalves, WHO

    V. Chandra-Mouli, WHO

    Zoya Rizvi, Ministry Health & Family Welfare, India

    Moderator: Caitlin Kraft-Buchman Women@theTable

     

     

    World Health Organization, Salle B, 1200-1400

     

     

    13 October

     

    Brown Bag Breakfast: Small Missions,

    Big Impact

     

     

    for Small Missions & those who collaborate with them

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Women@theTable offices

    0830-1000

    17 October

    Roundtable: THE MAN BOX

     

    w/ Gary Barker, Promundo

     

     

     

    What's working in the engaging men & boys movement ? What are the surprises from The Man Box research ? Where are the opportunities for collaboration within International Geneva ?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Women@theTable offices

    @ Petal 5,

    Maison de la Paix

    1200-1400

    17 October

    THE MAN BOX:

    A Public Lecture & Panel

     

    Introduction:

    Claire Somerville, Executive Director, The Gender Centre, Graduate Institute of Geneva

     

    Presentation: The Man Box research, Gary Barker, President/ CEO, Promundo

     

    Panel:

    H.E. Jorge Lomónaco, Ambassador Mexico to International Organizations in Geneva

     

    H.E. Kok Jwee Foo, Ambassador Singapore to International Organizations in Geneva

     

    V. Chandra-Mouli, Scientist, World Health Organization

     

    Gary Barker, Promundo

     

    Moderator: Caitlin Kraft-Buchman,

    Women@TheTable

     

     

     

    Graduate Institute of Geneva, Auditorium B 1830 -2000

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Women@theTable offices

    @ Petal 5,

    Maison de la Paix

    0830-1000

    23 October

    Gender Responsive Standards

     

    Web Ex follow up

     

    Organized by UNECE

    23 October

    Gender Responsive Standards Web Ex follow up

     

    Organized by UNECE

    30 October

    Towards a Pollution Free Planet: UNEA 3 Briefing

     

    Gender & Pollution Panel

     

    Moderated by Women@theTable

     

    Organized by UN Environment

    1400- 1600 International Environment House II

    31 October

    IGC Trade Impact Group Meeting

     

    0930-1100 International Trade Centre

    3 November

    Breakfast Brown Bag: UN SWAP

     

    Women@theTable offices

    0845-1000

    7 November

    Roundtable: Gender & Artificial Intelligence

     

    organized with Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Gender Division

     

    Women@theTable offices

    1300-1530

    17 - 19 November

    Gender Hackathon

     

     

     

    Impact Hub Geneva

    24 November

    IGC-Vienna Annual Meeting

     

    OSCE MenEngage Experts Meeting

     

     

    Vienna International Centre &

    Hofburg

    28 November

    IGC-Geneva Annual Meeting

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    UK Ambassadors Residence

    30 November

    Gender Lens to UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

     

     

    UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

     

    Palais

    5 December

    IGC- Nairobi Soft Launch

     

     

     

    The Tent @ UNEA

    UN-Nairobi

    6 December

    Wamama Tujenge premieres throughout the DRC on local radio stations

     

    The Democratic Republic of Congo

     

    12 December

    Handover of The Buenos Aires Declaration on Women & Trade

     

    MC11, Buenos Aires

     

     

    19 December

    IGC End of Year &

    Planning for International Women's Week 5 - 9 March

     

    w@tt offices

     

     

    January 2018 events

     

    11 Jan: Impact groups Lunch 12 - 14 @ w@tt

     

    16 Jan: Focal Point Q1

    10 -11:30 @ Palais

     

    24 Jan: Discrimination Against Women Working Group

    Panel 18-20 @ Graduate Institute

     

     

  • Partnerships & Collaborations 2017

    Women@TheTable is honored to be collaborating with some trailblazing organizations, and their exceptional members & grantees in 2017 including...

    The Oak Foundation

    Issues Affecting Women Programme

    Oak: building a strong and vibrant movement of women who are empowered individually and collectively to challenge patriarchal norms and tackle the root causes of inequality.

    International Gender Champions

    Geneva, New York, Bonn-Berlin, Vienna

    A leadership network that brings together female & male decision-makers to break down gender barriers for system change.

    Breakthrough Barriers

    Women in the Public Sphere

    A co-production with the Women in Public Service Project of the Wilson Center. 2017 saw us bring together sitting women in the executive, judiciary, and legislature for a unique global gathering in Geneva.

    World YWCA

    Youth Forum @the Human Rights Council

    Working together with the amazing youth leaders gathered in Geneva to advocate at the Human Rights Council.

    Republique et Canton de Genève

    post tenebras lux

    w@tt is grateful for the support of the Republique et Canton de Genève.

    Fondation Hirondelle

    Wamama Tujenge

    Hirondelle - Media for Peace & Human Dignity - and Kandindi are our producing partners in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wamama Tujenge, Les Femmes Construisons la Paix.

    Media Matters For Women (MMW)

    Wamama Tujenge

    MMW: at the forefront of harnessing Bluetooth technology to address the unmet information needs of women and girls

    in rural Africa, our partner producing Wamama Tujenge bringing these stories of extraordinary women to the last mile !

    UN Environment

    Gender & Environment

    Launch of UN Environment's  

    Global Gender and Environment Outlook

    during World Environment Day celebrations in Geneva

     

    #SheTrades

    Women & Trade, International Trade Centre (ITC)

    bringing one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.

    UNECE

    Economic Commission for Europe

    Initiative for gender-responsive standards.

    Women in Global Health

    Increasing the visibility and recognition of women’s contributions to global health and achieving gender equality in global health leadership.

  • 2016

    Pleased to share some of last year's events with you here:

    2 February

    Geneva Gender Champions:

    Working Group to Plan for 2016

    4 February

    Salon Series:

    Men & Boys, Women & Girls:

    Preventing Gender-Based Violence

    w/ Special Guest Nazir Afzal OBE

    22 - 26 February

    Geneva Gender Champions:

    Double XX Economy & Saïd Business School Interviews w/

    Champions + Focal Points

    7 & 8 March

    International Women's Day

    including

    GGC @ the UNOG Library

    on Unconscious Bias

     

     

    6, 14, 19, 27 April

    Geneva Gender Champions Impact Groups:

    • 6:     Talent Development    Chair: WHO & WIPO  @WIPO
    • 14: UN SWAP & HR                         Chair: UNOG & OHCHR 
    • 19:   Delegations & Panels  Chair: ITU  @ITU
    • 27:   International Fora      Chair: France   @Palais

     

     

    22 April

    Brown Bag Impact #1:

    co-hosted at the GCSP

     

    The impact of women’s rights work: the impossible (?) task of charting progress from grass roots to the international level.

    Experiences and exasperations of a foreign policy official.

    Lunch with Chris Lomax /

    UK Mission

     

    27 April

    Tech Assembly:

    Visions of the Future from Women Technologists

    The Greek Theatre, La Grande Boissière, International School of Geneva

    27 April

    Geneva Gender Champions:

    Focal Point Working Group Meeting, @UNOG

    17 May

    Geneva Gender Champions:

    Champion Mid Term Review

    with Guest Panelists:

    Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross

    Martin Chungong, Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union

    Janet Voûte, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé

     

    and Mid Term Remarks:

    Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, US Mission to UNOG

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Founder, Women@TheTable

    Michael Møller, Director-General,

    United Nations Office in Geneva

    20 May

    Brown Bag Impact #2:

    co-hosted at the GCSP

      

    How do we break down gender barriers in the international arena?

    Practical steps for Member States and UN entities to move the gender agenda forward at upcoming intergovernmental meetings.

    Lunch with Meg Riggs, US Mission

    & Saori Terada, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

     

    7 June

    Leadership Presence: What does it Take ?

    a extraordinary workshop led by Professor Ginka Toegel of IMD

    for the Geneva Gender Champions Impact Group on Talent Development

    hosted @ WIPO

    16 June

    Gender Equality Extravaganza:

    a side event at the Human Rights Council

     

    w/ the Geneva Gender Champions, the Power of Empowered Women, the Barbershop,

    Breaking the Silence actors Katrina Syran & Femi Elofowoju jr,

    Baroness Joyce Anelay, UK Minister of State,

    High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein,

    YWCA Youth Delegation from Canada/Ghana, Myanmar, Brazil and Zimbabwe

    Ambassador Julian Braithwaite, UK

    Ambassador Yvette Stevens, Sierre Leone

    Ambassador Martin Elyofsson, Iceland

    Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, US

    Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Afghanistan

    Secretary General Martin Chungong, Inter-Parliamentary Union

    Ambassador for Women & Girls Natasha Stott Despoja, Australia

    28 June

    Brown Bag Impact #3:

    co-hosted by the GCSP

     

    Commitments 2.0

    Looking forward

    What’s working? What’s not? Why not? What’s been most promising?

    How do we make the next round truly S.M.A.R.T. and how do we maximize our efforts to put gender consistently on the international agenda.

    Join us with members of the GGC Steering Committee in intimate conversation and our famous sandwiches.

     

    Open to both Champions & Focal Points

    14 July

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    Geneva Gender Champions: Focal Point Meeting

    Commitments 2.0:

    Looking forward to our new evaluation tool & October's

    1- year review @UNOG

     

    1 September

    Geneva Gender Champions:

    Salon for Focal Point

    & Reception

     

    Rentrée & Thank You

    Hosted by US Mission

    September

    Great Lakes Radio launch:

     

    Wamama Tujenge:

    Femmes Construisons

    Paix. Stabilité. Société

     

    Kinshasa

    13 September

    Geneva Gender Champions Impact Group:

    Delegations

    How can we incentivize

    capitols to send gender-balanced delegations to achieve our long-term equality, long-term innovation, and sustainability goals?

    Chair: ITU

    Lunch hosted by ITU

    5 September

    Geneva Gender Champions Impact Group:

    UN SWAP & Organizational Policies

    with Special Guest Champion Jan Beagle, Deputy Executive Director UN AIDS

    hosted at UN AIDS

    Co-Chairs: OHCHR & UNOG

    28 September

    WTO Public Forum:

    Women’s Economic Empowerment & Trade:

    Contributing to the Deliberations & Recommendations of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

    with panelists:

    • Ambassador Yvette Stevens, Sierra Leone
    • Ambassador Daniel Blockert, Sweden
    • Linda Kromjong, Secretary General, International Organization of Employers
    • Jos Verbeek, World Bank Group
    • Vanessa Erogbogbo, Women & Trade Programme, International Trade Centre
    • Manuela Tomei, Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, International Labour Organization
    • Moderated by :   
    • Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women@theTable 
    • Katherine Hagen, Global Social Observatory
     

     

    6 October

    Geneva Gender Champions:

     

    Suffragette 

    Opening Remarks

    UNOG Director-General Michael Møller

    UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

     

    Screening followed by

    Women & politics: beyond the right to vote

    Panel:

    IPU Secretary-General Martin Chungong

    Ambassador Walid Doudech, Tunisia 

    Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO/Founder Women@theTable

     

    Co-Hosted by GGC & Cine-ONU

    5 October

    Brown Bag #4

    CEDAW:

    How does it work? How do we use CEDAW recommendations to deepen our work?

    Special Guest: Patricia Schulz, Member UN CEDAW Committee

    Former Head of the Swiss Federal Office for Gender Equality

     

    Co-Hosted by Women@theTable & GCSP

    3 November

    Brown Bag #5

    The elusive Gender Audit*

    What is it? Why do we need it ? And how we can use it in our work in International Geneva?

     

    Special Guest: Sue Harris Rimmer, Visiting Fellow, Graduate Institute Gender Centre; Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy

     

    *Gender Audit, an assessment tool and process for organizations to use in identifying. staff perceptions of how gender issues are addressed in their programming portfolio and internal organizational processes.

     

    Co-Hosted by Women@theTable & GCSP

    With Support from the Permanent Mission of Australia

     

    http://www.womenatthetable.net/blog/second-brown-bag-elusive-gender-audit-w-sue-harris-rimmer

    2 November

    International Gender Champions Geneva:

    Champions One Year Anniversary Reception

    and Launch of First Annual Report

    at Palais de l'Athénée

    1 December

    Invested in Equality

     

    Men, Women, Masculinities, Gender Equality

    and Leadership in the 21st Century

     

    Inaugural Lecturer: Professor Michael Kimmel, Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, Stonybrook University

     

    30 November - In partnership with Advance:

    Leadership in the 21st Century, Zürich

     

    1 December - In partnership with the US Mission:

    Lunchtime SALON on Men, Organizations, and Power

     

    1 December - In partnership with the Graduate Institute, the US Mission,

    United Nations Office at Geneva & W@tt

    Invested in Equality

    Keynote with Michael Kimmel

    Panelists:

    Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization

    Pamela Hamamoto, US Ambassador to the United Nations

    Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

    Andrea Pedrazzini, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Switzerland

    8 December

    Brown Bag #6

    “Half the Equation: Why and How to Engage Men and Boys to Advance Gender Equality”

     

    A precondition for achieving gender equality requires us to create new ideas about gender, masculinity and healthy relationships.

    How are we currently engaging men and boys and what can we do to bring them into the movement?

     

    With Special Guest & Violence Prevention Expert Ms Lana Wells

    Associate Professor and the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary where she is leading Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence.

    With Support from the Permanent Mission of Canada

    February, April & June 2017

     

    Men & Masculinities Lecture Series:

    Invested in Equality

     

    • 22-23 February  
    • 26-28 April
    •  13-15 June

     

    March 1 & 2, 2017

     

    Breakthrough Barriers:

    Women in the Public Sphere

     

    co-produced by The Wilson Center's Women in Public Service Project & Women@theTable

     

    hosted by Graduate Institute, Geneva

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  • Partnerships & Collaborations 2016

    Women@TheTable was thrilled to be collaborating with some trailblazing organizations, and their exceptional members & grantees in 2016, that included...

    International Gender Champions

    International Gender Champions 

    with UNOG,

    the US Mission, & w@tt

    powered by 120+ Champions

    from

    International Organizations,

    Permanent Missions &

    Civil Society

    The Salon Series

    Breakthrough Barriers:

    Women in the Public Sphere

    The Oak Foundation

    Issues Affecting Women

    Wamama Tujenge:

    Great Lakes Radio Pilot

    with Fonds Femmes Congolaises &

    Media Matters for Women

  • 2015 Collaborations

    Women@TheTable was honored to collaborate with some of these organizations,

    and their exceptional members & grantees in 2015 our first year of operation.

    2015     WILPF:

    Women Stop War

    Video & DIY Storycorps

    in The Hague

    2015 Trailblazers' Summit & WVEF: Women Vendors' Exhibition & Forum

    Conference in São Paolo

    2015     Peace in a Time of Hatred:

    UNSCR 1325

    Forum to celebrate the 15th anniversary of SCR 1325

    2015   Les femmes de RDC:

     

    Fonds Femmes Congolaises

    2015      ITC: 

    1st international forum on women in business

     

     Fostering Innovation, Internationalization And Scale Of Women-Owned Businesses

    Nairobi   14 December

    2015      Interpeace:

    women

    constitution

    makers project:

     

    Voices of The Founders

    2015

    The Salon Series

    in partnership with

    The Future She Deserves:

    • Women & Leadership (birth of Geneva Gender Champions idea)
    • Adolescent Girls' Health
    • Launch of Women, Business & The Law in conjunction                 w/ World Bank Group
    • Girl Be Heard, The Whole Girl

    2015

    Geneva Gender Champions:

    Co-Founded w/ UNOG + US Mission

    July 1 Launch

    October 1 Commitments from Champions

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