The World Economic Forum announced seven Co-chairs for it’s next summit in Davos, and not a single man made the cut.
Seven women will helm the next gathering of the global elite forum – a sign that we are living through a watershed moment in the perceptions of gender and power dynamics.
The forum, held in the posh Swiss resort of Davos every January, has in recent years been criticized as much for its gender imbalance as for its elitism.
At its most recent gathering, women accounted for over 20% of the 3,000 participants- a record for the event and that was after the organizers offered special incentives to delegations that included one woman.
The 2018 all-female co-chairs according to the World Economic Forum is a multi-stakeholder approach they would take in shaping the meetings programme around the official theme of ‘Creating a Shared Future in a fractured World’.