Power & Parity: Women’s Political Leadership
Come join USNC UNWomen SF and the Wilson Center's Women in Public Service Project for the Bay Area launch of Roadmap to 50x50: Power and Parity in Women's Leadership!
07:00-07:10 Introductions and welcome by Lucina Di Meco, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and Director of Girls' Education at Room to Read and Amy Logan, President of the US National Committee for UNWomen San Francisco and Bay Area
07:15-07:30 Keynote by Betty Yee, California State Controller
07:30-08:15 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Debbie Mesloh, President, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
Betty Yee, California State Controller
Christine Pelosi, Chair, California Democratic Party Women's Caucus
Kristin Hayden, Chief Partnership Officer, Ignite
**light refreshments will be served
The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to release the first report from the Global Women's Leadership Initiative Index (the Leadership Index) measuring not only where women are in government, but also how they got there and the power they hold in these positions across five sectors of government in 75 countries.
Roadmap to 50x50: Power and Parity in Women's Leadership highlights the key findings and drivers within the 3-pillar framework of the Leadership Index, or 3 P's to Parity: Pathways, Positions and Power.
The “50x50 Report” examines where we are today and where we need to go to achieve the goal of"50x50": women holding 50% of policy and political leadership positions worldwide by 2050.
The "50x50 Report" measures more than just numbers - it also examines where women are present or absent in decision-making. The report illustrates a roadmap to balanced parity, look at both glass ceilings (the number of women in leadership) and glass walls (women's leadership across policy functions).
By taking into account where countries sit in terms of progress toward gender parity, the "50x50 Report" identifies the levers that can increase momentum toward the 50x50 goal. The report will serve as a launchpad and a critical tool to shape policy conversations that drive institutional and systemic changes that will enable more women to lead across the globe.