The forums looked at the reality of women in the economy from different perspectives. Panelists exchanged experiences and discussed how to overcome barriers to close gender gaps. For instance, the forum entitled Challenges and Opportunities from Different Contexts exposed the difficulties women face in the labour market. One of the speakers was President of AGEXPORT Connie de Paiz who spoke about the importance of leadership in a business environment. With regard to economic autonomy, Swisscontact expert in inclusive finance Ariane Appel explained the obstacles that women face at a global level to access financing.
The forum was complemented by participatory workspaces in which attendees discussed issues relating to women's economic empowerment and came up with suggestions together.
Towards substantive equality: achieving the full exercise of universal rights and making them effective in everyday life: