ET GBS 2023: Providing stage to global women leaders

Take a look at some women leaders from around the globe who will attend the Economic Times Global Business Summit 2023.

One of the fundamental human rights of women is the full and equal participation in all spheres of society. However, women and girls are disproportionately underrepresented in all spheres of life, including politics, entertainment, and the workplace.

The consequences, which have their roots in patriarchal norms and traditions, are extensive and have a severe impact on the present and future economic, personal, and social well-being of women and girls, as well as those of their families and the community at large.

No one should be left behind if we are to create a sustainable future for everyone. To represent their viewpoints and choices for their future and the growth of humanity, women and girls must be heard, acknowledged, and celebrated across society. They are essential to finding solutions to the major problems we currently face.

The Economic Times Global Business Summit has always strived for equal participation as well as representation of women at every level possible. Diversity & Inclusion has always been a priority in every event we organise. Therefore, GBS is actively working to ensure that women are well-represented in the event. We are reaching out to women speakers, performers, and attendees, and making sure that their voices are heard and valued. By doing this, GBS hopes to foster an inclusive environment that encourages the participation of women. We strongly believe that diverse perspectives enrich our conversations and make our event a more inclusive and welcoming space.

For this very reason, ET has invited a number of women speakers and thought leaders to the Global Business Summit 2023 that is going to be held on the 17th and 18th of February 2023. Some of the most prominent speakers of the event include:

Rosie Rios is the co-host of the reality television programme Unicorn Hunters and the CEO of Red River Associates, a company that provides advising on investment management. She served as the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and as CEO of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the U.S. Mint, and Fort Knox. Rosie has spent her whole professional life working in the public and commercial sectors on real estate finance, economic development, and urban renewal. She held the position of Managing Director of Investments for MacFarlane Partners, a $22 billion real estate investment management company based in San Francisco, before being appointed by the president to the Treasury Department. Rosie was selected as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Rosie most recently represented President Joe Biden on the Treasury Transition Team.

Dr. Linda Yueh CBE is a Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the London Business School. She served as Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission and a Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS. She serves as the Executive Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society and advises the UK Board of Trade. The Great Crashes: Lessons from Global Crashes and How to Prevent Them is her most recent book. The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today, her last book, was named one of Newsweek magazine’s Best Books of the Year and one of The Times’ Best Business Books of the Year.

Anita Williams Woolley teaches Organisational Behaviour and serves as the Tepper School of Business’s Associate Dean of Research. Harvard University awarded Dr. Woolley a PhD in Organisational Behaviour. She is known for her ground-breaking research on team collective intelligence, which was first published in Science in 2010 and has subsequently been covered by more than 5000 newspapers and media sources. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, DARPA, as well as private businesses. Her papers have been published in Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Management Science, among other journals. Professor Woolley is currently an Associate Editor at Collective Intelligence and a Senior Editor at Organization Science. She conducts classes at the Tepper School on leading distributed and international teams and managing teams.

Ella Kokotsis oversees accountability for the G7 and G20 research groups at the University of Toronto. Expert in summit compliance and accountability, Ella has participated in the majority of G7 and G20 summits since 1994, provided extensive consultation on a variety of summit-related topics, oversaw the production of a large number of analytical documents, and delivered numerous speeches at summit-related conferences across the globe. The G7, G20, and BRICS Research Groups continue to use her academic methodology as the foundation for their yearly accountability reports on summit monitoring and compliance. Ella is a co-author of The Global Governance of Climate Change and Reconfiguring the Global Governance of Climate Change as well as the author of Keeping International Commitments: Compliance, Credibility, and the G7.

Arundhati Bhattacharya is the CEO and Chairperson of Salesforce India. In her position, Arundhati is responsible for the company’s growth strategy and is essential in establishing how Salesforce interacts with its Indian ecosystem of clients, partners, and communities. Prior to joining Salesforce, Arundhati Bhattacharya served as the State Bank of India’s (SBI) first female chairperson, where she was recognised for ushering in the organisation’s digital transformation era. SBI was able to become one of the top three best places to work in India while she was in charge. Arundhati has over 40 years of extensive experience in the financial sector of India, working in a variety of roles and locations both domestically and abroad. She has received a number of honours, including being named to the lists of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes, “Top 50 globally most powerful women in business,” and “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune.

Rekha Sharma took leadership of the National Commission for Women on August 7, 2018. A closer examination of her working methods reveals that she excels in two specific areas: leadership spirit and a never-ending desire to help women in need. Because of her trailblazing efforts to be constantly available and reachable for women across the nation, NCW is renowned for working around the clock to solve women’s needs. Since August 2015, she has been a member of the Commission and held the additional role of Chairperson, NCW, beginning on September 29, 2017, before taking over as Chairperson on August 7, 2018.

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