Positive first Time to Talk Conversation on Intersectionality


During this year’s International Women’s Day, the IGC launched the Time to Talk - Champion Conversation Series.  A private space for Champions’ only to informally meet and hold conversations related to their commitments, Impact Groups and Action Coalition themes. It is a crucial pillar of IGC’s work this year to socialise and amplify Generation Equality with the UN Foundation and Nest’s support.

On 14 April 2021, Champions from IGC Hubs of Geneva, Nairobi and Den Haag gathered to exchange on the topic of intersectionality.

Anne-Sophie Lois of Plan International, Corinne Momal-Vanian of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Ambassador Lisa Helfand of Canada to the Netherlands and Olivier Dubois, Head of Regional Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross, met to explore the importance of taking an intersectional approach in their spheres of influence.

The group of Champions explored why and how intersectionality is important in their leadership role and area of impact. How to face and overcome barriers to increase and recognise the significance of diversity and inclusion. Champions exchanged a wealth of experience and resources. Here are a few of the resources shared during the conversation: