By connecting strong female and male leadership within and between key institutions, the network facilitates a deeper level of collaborative exchange and leverages institutional knowledge.

The core of the International Gender Champions work begins with the Panel Parity Pledge and Two Smart commitments that each Champion makes every year.

The Panel Parity Pledge: Creating International Awareness & raising women’s voices

Visibility is key for role models in the public space and the workplace, and women’s distinct and expert voices must be elevated through gender parity. Diverse points of view generate sustainable, innovative solutions, and lead to a change in culture.

Through the Panel Parity Pledge, Champions commit to no longer take part in any single-sex panels. This Pledge has made the notion of single-sex panels unacceptable in the hubs where IGC operates and Champions have thus taken the lead in raising awareness of the need to ensure gender parity. 

How do I uphold the PPP? See our quick guide!

S.M.A.R.T. Commitments: A thousand steps closer to gender equality

Each Gender Champion makes two personal commitments to advance gender equality in their organisation or programmatic work. All Gender Champions report on their commitments in the end of each calendar year. Some examples are including below. These commitments are:

  • Specific to the Champion and their organisation
  • Measurable
  • Action-oriented
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound 

Since IGC’s foundation in 2015, Champions have made over 2,000 commitments collectively, in such areas as good governance, leadership & accountability, work-life balance, programmatic work, organisational culture etc.

We have drawn on Champions commitments and incorporated themes identified by Generation Equality to provide you with a NEW 2021 guide, here. Together with our complimentary guide on intersectional discrimination which provides suggested language and resources to for this, here


In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.

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Strengthen a workplace culture of gender equality through capacity building of the staff at the Mission

The EBU will implement its Action Plan to maintain its Equal Pay Certification for 2021.

The EBU will increase the numbers of women in Management and leadership positions.

Dans le cadre du Forum Génération Egalité, je m'engage à mettre en avant des artistes, activistes, personnalités de la société civile et sportives exemplaires afin de doter les générations futures de rôles modèles au féminin.

Le Secrétariat Général du Forum Génération Egalité s’engage à l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes dans sa démarche d’obtention du Label Evénement Egalité certifiant que l'événement a été préparé et s’est déroulé dans le respect de l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes. A cet égard, le Secrétariat Général s'efforcera de favoriser l'identification de parties prenantes, acteurs territoriaux et fournisseurs concernés par les problématiques relatives à l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes. Le Label Evénement Egalité assurera l’effectivité de ces mesures lors de l’évaluation.