Press Release

HeForShe Congress 2020: Equally valuable in business

24 September 2020

  • HeForShe Congress 2020 will provide business with answers about gender equality in Ukraine

In Ukraine, the HeForShe Congress will take place for the third time - the main event of the year which unites progressive businesses around the theme of gender equality and non-discrimination. This year, Congress will discuss the issue of supporting equal opportunities for all employees.

HeForShe Congress 2020 will host 15 speakers from private sector and 5 panels.

We will answer the questions that concern business today:

  • How leaders drive changes in corporate values?
  • Why business should be safe space for employees?
  • How companies can create equal opportunities for parenting?
  • Why business should invest in women's potential?
  • What are the KPIs of equality in business?

"There is an increasing number of businesses investing in their employees. More men and women benefit from the inclusive environment that allows for personal growth, encourages creativity, and supports reconciliation of work and family responsibilities. This is a win-win situation, that brings businesses more sustainability and effective use of men’s and women’s talents and makes employees more satisfied and productive,” said Erika Kvapilova, UN Women Representative in Ukraine.

Leaders of StarLightMedia, Ferrexpo Poltava Mining and IT-Integrator will talk about the corporate meaningful competition, a new understanding of leadership, and gender equality as a sustainable value. Social restaurant Urban Space 500 and IT-company will share hands-on experience on how the atmosphere of acceptance, culture of friendliness, psychological and physical comfort, and safety help their teams be more efficient and proactive as they invest time and money in projects to support well-being and mental health. Together with Nestle, Deloitte Ukraine, and Intellias, we will find out how businesses can help their employees be super-parents and stay efficient at work. Representatives of SAP, UKRSIBBANK

BNP Paribas Group, and L’Oreal will talk about their women’s potential development programs and why businesses need it. We will reveal practical experience on the dashboard of diversity and inclusiveness in Luxoft, the PricewaterhouseCoopers gender equality scale, and find out what indicators Procter & Gamble monitors.

HeForShe Congress 2020 will provide practical knowledge to those businesses and managers who are aware of the need to change the corporate culture. Companies that are ready to strengthen their intentions with concrete actions can explore the Women’s Empowerment Principles. WEPs are 7 principles for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in the workplace, market, and community. Since its launch in 2010, WEPs have been signed by more than 3,600 companies from around the world, including 5 Ukrainian ones and counting. You can learn more about WEPs and success stories here.

October 1, 10:30 - 17:00 Program link: Registration for participation in the event:


Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. Since its launch in 2014, at the United Nations by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, hundreds of thousands of men from around the world including Heads of State, CEOs, and global luminaries, from all walks of life have committed to gender equality. The HeForShe movement in Ukraine is implemented with the financial support of Sweden.

For more information and additional questions, please contact HeForShe Movement Coordinator in Ukraine Olga Diachuk -

UN entities involved in this initiative

UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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