Business Women Leaders Task Force begins official activities

The expert task force will make recommendations to promote the economic empowerment of women.

The G20 Business Women Leaders Task Force (BWLT) began its official activities on Monday at a meeting in the Argentine embassy in London. Representatives from G20 member countries and guest experts examined ways to increase women’s participation in the economy.

Created at the G20 Hamburg Summit in 2017, the BWLT brings together business women from G20 member countries to promote the economic empowerment of women from all countries and sectors in society. In close collaboration with the engagement groups Women20 and Business20, the task force will make recommendations for the G20 sherpas ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires on 30 November and 1 December.

Carlos Sersale, Argentine Ambassador in the UK, and Clarisa Estol, business woman and BWLT chair, opened the meeting. Other participants included Susana Balbo, W20 chair, and Mario Blejer, B20 chair. Among the speakers were Zahra Bahrololoumi, Senior Managing Director and Lead of Accenture Technology for UK and Ireland; Marcela Manubens, Global Vice-president for Social Impact at Unilever; and Cinthia Santini, consultant at Great Places to Work, Brazil.

The next meetings will take place in New York between mid-September and mid-October, and in Buenos Aires on 26 November. Additionally, the task force may join the B20 and W20 engagement groups in other activities.