According to The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, if no action is taken, it could take us nearly 100 years to reach gender parity. So how can we fast-track progress and turn the 2020s into the decade of parity?
In honor of German Diversity Day, the Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub invite you to our flagship event, the Next B2B Forum: Generation Equality. Since 2014, the Next B2B Forum has provided a platform for thought leaders to discuss the future of their industry. With our Generation Equality edition, we aim at engaging key stakeholders on the future of work and how to embed gender inclusion at the core of organizations. During the event, there will be multiple opportunities to showcase innovative solutions on achieving diversity and equality through art, startup pitches, and a panel discussion. The overarching goal is to spark a movement towards accelerating progress and closing the gender gap within our lifetime.
The NEXT B2B FORUM offers corporations & startups a stage to mingle, exchange ideas & discuss the future of their industry. Spearheaded by the Global Shapers Frankfurt, the event has gathered over 1,000 professionals at the forefront of disrupting the industries of finance, health care, cities and more. It is a project of the Global Shapers Community - Frankfurt Hub.
Line up of Speakers
Digital & Adversity Activist // #HeForShe
Robert Franken is a member of the advisory board of PANDA, the career competition for female executives. He is also the co-founder of the “Male Feminists Europe” platform and started the #men4equality initiative there, in which well-known speakers commit themselves to stop attending purely male events. Since March 8, 2018, he has been one of the four volunteer ambassadors for HeForShe Germany.
Isabella Lenarduzzi, Founding & Managing Director of JUMP
Isabella a key opinion leader and social entrepreneur in employment & gender equality. She's an Ashoka fellow, speaker, consultant, trainer, and editorialist. She founded JUMP in 2006 and since then, JUMP is the leading social enterprise working with organisations and individuals to close the gap between women and men at work to achieve sustainable corporate performance and create a more equal society.
Because equality doesn't just happen by magic, the team at Equalista is on a mission to build the first gender equality learning app to discover why inequality exists, what it looks like, how to talk about it, test your own biases and train to take action in real life. Because a problem as pervasive as gender inequality needs a solution that is constantly at our fingertips.
Vault Platform is pioneering “TrustTech,” a new category of workplace technology solving a major problem for enterprise compliance, risk, and HR. Designed to enable a culture where it is safe to speak up, the Vault app creates a confidential space for employees to submit records of misconduct they experience or witness.
Phoenix Risen is a WEF New Champions 5050-supported platform that brings men and women together to combat sexism as the root cause of sexual violation. They are active in 15 countries across Asia and Africa, through content creation, convening nonprofits, and consulting for corporations. Their keystone, the Empathy Workshop, helps tackle sensitive and difficult conversations around power dynamics, nonverbal/verbal communication, and boundary setting.
Luísa Vieites Rodrigues
Luísa has been working in the field of women's rights and gender equality for the past 8 years throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Her experience ranges from developing pioneering research in the field of gender justice to working with grassroot organisations to mainstream women's rights and promote gender equality at the community and political levels. Currently, Luísa is working at EMBL as the Equality and Diversity Officer, where she is looking into different aspects of the organisation's structure (e.g. policies, leadership, etc.) in order to foster equality, diversity and inclusion.
Pedro is a startup enthusiast and ecosystem builder. He is the initiator and now co-organizer of “Women Who Inspire Rhein-Main,” a series of live events and a platform featuring accomplished and outstanding female speakers, founders, leaders and a Global Ambassador of the Womentech Network - on a mission to join 100k women in June for Driving Change with Purpose and Impact in the startup and Tech Ecosystem. He is also Chapter Director of Founder Institute, a startup launch program for talented and motivated aspiring entrepreneurs and Co-Founder and CMO at Xperience Plus, an Extended Reality Platform. In 2019, he was named winner of the Global Women Club - Man Award for Germany.
Florian is an experienced entrepreneur and expert for startups and digital business models. As an advocate for diversity in tech, he co-founded the Female Founder Monitor and is a member of the board of trustees of the AllBright. In 2019, the online magazine Female One Zero named Noell #maleheroe. He is also Head of Digital Ecosystems | NexLevel Leader at PwC Deutschland and Founding & Venture Partner at DC&F Capital Partners. Foundation.
Swarnima is the founder of the FemTech platform TheaCare, a safe space for women to talk about their health & bodies. She is also the curator of FemmeCon - India's first women's health festival. She is a development professional with a diverse background in sanitation & health and is a strong voice for women's involvement in tech in South Asia.