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30 global leaders will convene to share ground-breaking solutions on how to achieve gender equality as part of UN Women’s HeForShe movement

Marking its third-year anniversary, UN Women’s HeForShe movement will convene its 30 IMPACT Champions – 10 Heads of State, 10 global CEOs and 10 University Presidents – part of the IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to unveil solutions that have the potential to see gender equality achieved in our lifetime. On September 20th, 2017, these 30 titans of government, business and academia will reveal groundbreaking solutions that address critical policy issues, change the course of business leadership and the futures of our next generation. On the path to gender equality, IMPACT Champions will pause to share with the world not only the key obstacles they have faced but the innovative proven practices that they can now empower the rest of the world with. HeForShe is a global solidarity movement that provides a platform for men and boys to engage on gender equality issues. Since its 2014 launch, more than 1.7 million men and boys have signed on as catalysts for change. Special announcements will also be made regarding new HeForShe IMPACT Champions and new HeForShe Thematic Champions joining the HeForShe family.


H.E. Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi

H.E. Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania

H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

H.E. Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland

H.E. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director, UN Women

Andrew Wilson, CEO, Electronic Arts

Bob Moritz, Chairman, PwC International Ltd.

Jes Staley, CEO, Barclays

Ömer M. Koç, Chairman, Koç Holding

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels

Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone

Adam Habib, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Witwatersrand

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo

Frédéric Mion, President, Sciences Po

John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University

Marco Zago, President, University of São Paulo

Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester

Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Hong Kong

Samuel Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University

Seiichi Matsuo, President, Nagoya University

WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20th 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.


MEDIA: Media wishing to attend the event should RSVP by 19 September here:

MEDIA Contacts:

Sara Stephens, Allison PR

Phone: +1 646.428.0675

E-mail: HeForShe[at]

Charlotte Hallqvist, UN Women HeForShe

Phone: +44 749 663 4141


Photos from the events will be available at:


Join the conversation: Follow @HeForShe on Twitter and share your messages using #HeForShe #IMPACT10x10x10

About UN Women

UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. For more information, visit

About UN Women HeForShe

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. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit:

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