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Celebrating International Women's Day - Maggie Chen, Girls in Charge

International Womens Day 04/03/2022

Hear from Maggie Chen, Girls in Charge


Maggie Chen, Girls in Charge

Maggie Chen shares what her organisation is doing to be more inclusive and drive change, what a diverse and inclusive future means to her and who inspires her.

What have you/your organisation done to be more inclusive and drive change?

In my role as Chair of the Engagement Board at C&W LEP, we seek to bring diverse perspectives to decision making, so that we can drive change in the most inclusive manner. And with my organisation, Girls in Charge, we have been upskilling thousands of young women around the world and equipping them with the confidence and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in the start-up space as well as in industry. We hope that we can help put more girls in charge!

What would an international future that is diverse, equitable and inclusive mean to you?

I believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive international future is key to our growth as a society. It would mean a stronger workforce, a better economy, and a more connected community. Building bridges between people, cultures, and lived experiences is instrumental to bringing inclusive change.

Which woman do you think lives these values and inspires you?

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala –the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organisation. She’s an economist, fair trade leader, and champion of sustainability and human welfare! Absolute powerhouse!

Find out more about Girls in Charge here.