Women and Leadership in the United Nations: A discussion with Ilana Bet-El
In this episode, Ilana Bet-El, a founding member of WIIS Brussels and former UN official welcomes Arora Akanksha, a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General. Challenging all conventions, Ms Akanksha is not a state sponsored candidate — as well as being a woman, of refugee origin, and in her thirties.
Starting with with Ms Akanksha‘s decision to take this brave step, the discussion ranges over issues of age, gender, administration and vision for a different kind of leadership of the United Nations. It also raises questions about She for She: solidarity amongst women, in leadership and far beyond.
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