WECAN IS A DIVERSE WOMEN’S NETWORK FOUNDED IN 2017.
WECAN started off as a group of women from the business sector, Think Tanks and EU-institutions from across Europe, many with expertise in the fields of EU and Foreign Affairs, Sustainability, finance, climate action, digitalisation, clean technologies and energy. The aim was to build a circle of trust amongst the network that would allow for honest conversations, constructive peer to peer support and the translation of ideas into action.
From the beginning, a desire crystallised amongst the members to do something concrete and influence the EU-debate around gender parity in the EU-institutions and private sector as well as economic diversity. The call for gender parity and gender proof growth quickly became the focus of WECAN following the publication of major studies on women's participation in the economy in 2017.
We firmly believe that we must continue to raise awareness around gender equality and the importance of women's equal participation in the economy to ensure accountability of the next EU leadership. In this regard, our Pledge for Gender-proof Growth calls for concrete action and progress on this agenda.
Due to the urgency of this issue, WECAN will work with thought leaders, economists, decision makers and activists alike to ensure that our message is heard over the 2018-2019 period and adopted by the new EU leadership in 2019.
Please look at our pledge and join our call for action by signing it on our website so that we can make Gender-proof growth a reality!
The Faces Behind WECAN
The aim of WECAN founders, Sandrine Dixson-Declève and Constance Kann, was to build a circle of trust amongst the network that would allow for honest conversations, constructive peer to peer support and the exchange of ideas for change.