NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Against a global landscape where it will take 257 years to achieve economic equality and where 90% of all Heads of State and Fortune 500 CEOs are male, global leaders from across business, non-profit and academia are standing up and today joining UN Women's new HeForShe Alliance: a unique group of ambitious leaders determined to accelerate progress towards gender equality.
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At today's online HeForShe Summit, the launch of the HeForShe Alliance signifies the beginning of a new era with a commitment to action following in the footsteps of the Generation Equality Forum earlier this summer.
- "I am delighted to welcome this new cohort of HeForShe Champions that we hope will reach new audiences on issues that are increasingly critical to gender equality.
- UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
- Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that invites men and boys as allies for a more equal world.