The Power of Parity: The economic imperative for advancing gender equality in Asia-Pacific

  When:    20 Jun 2018 ( 08:00 - 09:15 )  
  Where:  Bloomberg Hong Kong, 25/F, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong

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    The Power of Parity: 
    The economic imperative for advancing gender equality in Asia-Pacific

    Breakfast | Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    McKinsey Global Institute has found the economies of Asia-Pacific could boost their collective GDP by $4.5 trillion a year by 2025 if they advance women’s equality and increase labour force participation. The opportunity for Australia and China is an additional $225 billion and $2.6 trillion respectively to annual GDP by 2025. 

    The power of parity is undeniable. Increasing female labour-force participation is crucial to delivering the GDP opportunity. Yet across the Asia-Pacific cultural, political and environmental factors continue to impede women from joining or staying in the workforce. Even in Australia, the number of working mothers is lower than the OECD average, on par with Japan!  

    Join Austcham, Bloomberg and McKinsey & Company for a fascinating journey through the findings of McKinsey Global Institute’s latest study, The Power of Parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia-Pacific, followed by a moderated panel discussion on the priorities identified for countries including Australia and China to close the gender gap; improving financial incentives to work, spreading best practices in workplace policies, and shifting attitudes about gender roles.

    Presenter, Jacqui Tan, will be joined by a McKinsey #heforshe male champion, as part of the global campaign for advancement of gender equality initiated by the UN.  In this spirit, we encourage guests to bring along a male friend or colleague to join the conversation!

    A copy of this comprehensive report will be available to event participants.   

    This event is a collaboration between AustCham Women in Business Network, Bloomberg and McKinsey & Company.

    Jacqui Tan, Director of Finance, McKinsey & Company
    Darrin Webb, Global transformation & growth leader
    Nicole Denholder, Founder, Next Chapter

    Hayden Majajas, Asia Pacific Head of D&I, Bloomberg

    *Please click here for full bio.

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Registration starts at 8.00am; 
    (Please allow time to obtain an additional building pass on the ground floor.)
    Presentation starts at 8.20am and closes at 9.15am sharp

    Bloomberg Hong Kong (Venue Partner)
    25/F, Cheung Kong Center, 2 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong

    Members: HK$200       Non-members: HK$300
    (Includes light breakfast)

    Please check the event flyer here.

    Thank you to the sponsors of AustCham’s Women in Business Network: