Learning Webinar: Business, Non-discrimination and Gender Equality in the Time of COVID-19



On 29 April 2020, the International Labour Organization and the International Training Centre (ILOITC) held a learning webinar titled “Business, non-discrimination and gender equality in the time of COVID-19”, as part of the EU-funded WE EMPOWER G7 project to promote women’s economic empowerment at work.





Discrimination in the workplace remains a key challenge to achieving gender equality at work, especially during COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace will be crucial for businesses and economies around the globe to be able to effectively respond to the crisis while “leaving no one behind”.

This learning webinar will enhance your capacity to review employment practices and identify critical areas to maintain workplaces free from gender-based discrimination while responding to the current COVID-19 crisis. The session will present the ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards and illustrate company practices that champion diverse workplaces.


Emily Sims, Helpdesk Coordinator, ILO
Maria Therese Miller Brask, Global Labour Rights Compliance Manager, Global People & Organisation Novo Nordisk A/S
Alice Valsechhi, People Operation Manager, Bending Spoons winner of 2019 "Best place to work" award in Italy (Digital solutions development SME company)


Karl Pfeffer, Senior Specialist, Multinational Enterprises and Global Supply Chains, ILO International Training Centre (ITCILO, Turin)




More information here



Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work through Responsible Business Conduct in G7 Countries (WE EMPOWER G7 Programme) is a programme funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UN Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The WE EMPOWER Programme convene multistakeholder dialogues in the EU, Canada, Japan and the US to exchange knowledge, experiences, good practices and lessons learned in the context of the changing world of work.


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