Geneva, 15 December 2016: The Leading Women Awards will showcase the leadership of women in WBCSD member companies who are working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This award is launched in contribution to the goals of SDG 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.

Ten Leading Women will be selected by a nomination committee made up of representatives from WBCSD member companies. The Leading Women will be announced on International Women's Day on 8 March 2017.

This campaign will be followed by a ceremony at the annual WBCSD Liaison Delegate meeting in Montreux, Switzerland on 28 March 2017.

This new Award is a key opportunity to recognize the many outstanding women who work within WBCSD member companies to advance the SDGs. Every full member company of WBCSD is encouraged to nominate one candidate for this award. The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2017. 

For more information, please contact Filippo Veglio, Managing Director Social Capital