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Our Vice-Chancellor champions HeForShe at global platform

30 Global Leaders have unveiled their ground-breaking solutions for gender equality as part of UN Women's HeForShe movement. Addressing critical policy issues, changing the course of business leadership and the futures of our next generation, these proven practices have the potential to see gender equality achieved within our lifetime.

HeForShe's IMPACT Champions, comprised of 10 Heads of State, 10 global CEOs and 10 University Presidents – including Professor Paul Boyle, President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester - came together to share with the world the key obstacles they have faced on their journey, as well as the innovative proven practices that they can now empower the rest of the world with.

Professor Boyle said: “A key component of our strategic plan is to develop talent in our people. We think the investments we make in developing our female staff will result in a transformation in the make-up of our university leaders into the next decade.”

At the conference, Professor Boyle led a dynamic conversation on how students themselves are generating solutions to address gender-based violence on their campuses

"The results announced in today's IMPACT 10x10x10 Parity Report are inspirational. In 2015, I challenged the Champions to 'think big' and commit to creative approaches that tackled the greatest barriers. We know that incremental steps do not bring us the benefits that we so urgently need," said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. "As leaders in their fields the Champions hold the key to breaking norms and making game-changing progress for both women and men. The report shares strategies, roadblocks and successes so others can follow suit."

 

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