Gouvernement d'entreprise

Conference on gender equality in business


8 March 2018 OECD Conference Centre, Paris

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The 2017 OECD Ministerial Statement stressed the potential of gender equality as a strong driver of economic development, inclusivity and socio-economic participation. It also acknowledged that progress towards gender equality is very slow, with some countries even witnessing widening gender inequalities.

While many countries are raising the profile of the gender equality imperative and intensifying efforts to tackle remaining gaps, the effective and long-term realisation of gender equality remains affected by political shifts, socio-economic crises, persistent cultural barriers and insufficient institutional capacity across sectors.

The OECD welcomed senior decision-makers from the public and corporate worlds, experts, academics and stakeholders to this event. Participants will focus on how to close gender gaps in the private sector, considering different policy approaches and implementation tools. They shared their experiences and insights on:

  • Addressing harrassment complaints in the workplace
  • Investment in gender equality
  • Women on corporate boards
  • Women in compliance

This annual conference took place on the occasion of International Women’s Day within the framework of the OECD Gender Initiative.





Closing the Gender Gap - Have we reached the tipping point?

Addressing harassment complaints in the workplace

Gender equality for business - Making it happen





Programme for all OECD "March on Gender" events

OECD gender governance toolkit

What's gender got to do with competition policy?

OECD work on gender equality

OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Education and Employment

OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Public Life

G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD work on bribery and corruption



2017 Conference on business, finance and gender

2016 Conference on improving women's access to leadership


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