UN Women HeForShe Summit

May 2021. Virtual

On May 27, 2021, UN Women presented their annual HeForShe Summit as a virtual event, which convened world leaders, global CEOs, activists and celebrities to share the latest groundbreaking solutions to achieve gender equality around the world.

Hosted by Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the event featured a series of captivating panel discussions of the HeForShe Champions. Topics included “Eliminating The Gender Pay Gap,” “Accelerating Women In Leadership,” “The Role of Men,” “Ending Gender-Based Violence,” “Creating New Cultural Norms,” and “Engaging Our Future Leaders” to name a few.

H.E. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, H.E. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, H.E. Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, and H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, were among some of the incredible leaders who issued a global call to action for gender equality.

Other notable speakers included the CEO of Barclays, Jes Staley, Chairman of PriceWaterhouseCoopers Bob Moritz, CEO of Vodafone, Nick Read, CEO of De Beers Group, Bruce Cleaver, President of Stony Brook University, Maurie McInnis, Actor and Producer, Simon Pegg, and Singer -Songwriter, Author and Businesswoman Geri Horner.

Empire is honored to be the overall producer of the HeForShe Summit since 2014 and excited to produce their first virtual convening. Empire worked closely with UN Women to develop and design and run the show, coordinate and record speakers remotely and oversee technical and video production.

Empire is a leading producer of thought leadership events and virtual events of every kind, and has been proud to serve leading not-for-profit organizations and foundations for nearly three decades.

For more information and to view the livestream visit https://www.heforshe.org/en

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