Trudeau to join Melinda Gates on Davos panel about gender parity
DAVOS, Switzerland – At a meeting that is four-fifths men, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to talk about gender parity today at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
His presence on a panel with Melinda Gates and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stems from the parity in his cabinet and his “Because it’s 2015” explanation he provided for it on the day he took office last November.
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During an event on Thursday, Trudeau told a group of young people that he wanted the gender parity and diversity in his cabinet to be the norm in politics.
He said he hoped one day people wouldn’t think of the makeup of his cabinet as a novelty.
Trudeau will meet with Gates one-on-one before the panel.
He also has meeting with executives from automaker Renault-Nissan Alliance and Asian e-commerce giant Alibaba.