The United Nations Women’s Organization (UN Women) and the European Union, in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Kenan Foundation Asia, jointly organized the seminar “Inclusive Leadership means Better Business” to promote gender equality in the business sector.
This seminar was organized to raise awareness among businesses about the importance of promoting gender equality and leadership for people of all genders. including sustainability reporting covering gender dimensions. This will lead to confidence in the potential of people of all genders and the development of corporate policies in line with the concept of gender equality. This is a guideline for sustainable growth of the capital market and Thai businesses.
during the opening remarks Giuseppe Busini, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Thailand Addressed the commitment of the European Union (EU) to promote gender equality.
“The EU is committed to promoting gender equality. By reducing gender gaps in the labor market, compensation and family care responsibilities. as well as the role of leadership in the organization and society in various fields Our goal is union formation and a world where people of all genders are given equal opportunities to progress and be a leader.”
During this timeSarah Nibbz, Acting Director of UN Women’s Office for Asia and the Pacific Mention business organizations committed to promoting gender equality. “The corporate good practice that has signed a declaration of intent supporting the Empowerment of Women can inspire the next generation of business leaders to make positive long-term changes in the area.”
In addition, Kobkarn Wattanawarangkun, Vice Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Ruenwadee Suwanmongkol, Secretary-General of the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. honored to give a special speech To promote the role of women leaders in business organizations and reducing gender inequality which helps create sustainable growth of the capital market and Thai economy
“Promoting diversity in the board of directors with more women To help build team power and creating the right environment is essential to creating opportunities for women to participate. Dare to do what you think you can. don’t wait for opportunity but must show the power and potential that one has meanwhile Organization leaders should create space Increase opportunities and empower women leaders to develop and use their potential. to step into the role of the Board of Directors of the organization.” Kobkarn Wattanawarangkun, Vice Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce say
“The SEC has implemented policies in the areas of women’s empowerment as well as reducing inequality in the capital market sector. according to the national strategic plan The National Plan of Action on Business and Human Rights (NAP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has continued. and believe that gender equality will benefit business and society as a whole. Having good policies and practices will promote an engaging corporate culture. Build acceptance from stakeholders (stakeholder) both nationally and internationally This will have a positive impact on the country’s economy to grow sustainably.” Ruenwadee Suwanmongkol, Secretary-General of the SEC Office say
At the same time, four corporate executives who received UN Women 2021 Thailand WEPs Awards in various fields also exchanged examples of guidelines for promoting diversity and gender equality.
● Major General Patchara Rattakul, Chief Executive Officer of Haad Thip Public Company Limited, the second runner-up award in the Leadership Commitment category.
● Preeda Boonsilp, Managing Director IRPC College of Technology, IRPC Public Company Limited, the second runner-up award in the field of promoting gender equality through community engagement & partnerships.
● Chokchai Asavarangsarit Senior Executive Vice President Organizational Management and Development Group, Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited, the winner of the first runner-up award in the Gender Inclusive Workplace category.
● Piyanon Wattanachanya, Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy Division Electricity Generating Public Company Limited or EGCO Group, the winner of the award Transparency and Reporting (Transparency and Reporting)
The main objective of this panel is to announce its intent and present guidelines by each organization to reduce the gender gap and promote gender equality. as a guideline for other organizations In the Thai business sector, it has been applied appropriately. Businesses that follow the guidelines for promoting gender equality will grow steadily in the long run. which means a better sustainable economy
at the end of the job Khunying Chada Wattanasiritham, Chairman of the Kenan Foundation of Asia has honored the closing remarks while reinforcing the importance of gender equality in the organization that will be the key to future business and equal society