Targeting Gender Equality / What does it take?

On International Women’s Day, UN Global Compact, BSR and Nikolaj Kunsthal invite you to an action-oriented, cross-sectoral dialogue on gender equality and the true nature of change.

Each year, companies, civil society, governments, and institutions around the globe mark International Women’s Day by reaffirming commitments to invest in, advance, and empower women. At the same time, recognizing that significant gaps remain, International Women’s Day is an important moment to sharpen our focus on how to accelerate women’s progress. Are we experiencing change for the better? What are some of the good practices we can all learn from? What does it take to work with gender equality? And can we inspire each other to act across business, politics, and the arts?

The audience will experience cross-cutting dialogues highlighting the many and still existing challenges of achieving gender equality when experts, politicians, business leaders and an artist take part in the dialogue and contribute with perspectives and stories from their realities.

Be a part of the constructive dialogue on how you as a company, organization, politician, artist or citizen can contribute to ambitious and permanent changes across society.

Because how do we actually make an impact? How do you even begin to change a paradigm? And how do you deal with the counter-pressure?

Get the answers and be inspired to take action on the 8th of March at 9.10-11 in Nikolaj Kunsthal.

Tirsdag d. 8. marts 

9:10 – 11:00

Nikolai Kunsthal
Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 København K



Moderator: Francesca Manta, Associate Director, BSR

9.15 – 9.30 Welcome
Helene Nyborg Bay, Artistic Director, Nikolaj Kunsthal and Sara Krüger Falk, Executive Director Global
Compact Network Denmark

9.30  – 9.45 Perspectives on Gender Equality from a Global Perspective
Developments since 2020, mega trends on the global arena, and on existing unconscious biased attitudes
Christine Svarer, Director HERproject, BSR 

9.45 – 10.00 Art as a transformative force – Art and mainstream culture’s staging of body and gender
Ditte Ejlerskov, artist 

10.00 – 10.20 Target Gender Equality – Introduction of program and lessons learned from companies

  • Intro on the TGE programme
    Lene Westergaard, Head of Programmes, Global Compact Network Denmark
  • Lessons learned from TGE Companies – fireside chat on learning and development through TGE
    Emily Clawson, Senior Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Thomas Nagbøl Mejlgaard, VP SemcoMaritime
    Mette Ørtoft, HSE & Compliance Manager, RelyonNutec

10.20 – 10.55 Reflections from the private & public sectors and the arts
Panel discussion between Christine Svarer, Katja Iversen, Ditte Ejlerskov, and a government representative with
audience engagement.

10.55 – 11.00 Closing
Francesca Manta, BSR

Lene Westergaard

Head of Programmes

Human Rights, Diversity & Inclusion, Anti-Corruption
(+45) 81 77 77 00