International Women's Day High-level Dialogue Date: 8 March 2021 Location: Virtual/Online , Venue: Virtual/Online Registration: Registration is closed Date: 8 March 2021, 15:00 UTC (10:00 EST) The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the aviation sector in unprecedented ways as travel came to a near standstill. The pandemic impacted all levels of society and life and will continue to do so for the next foreseeable future. Since the start of the crisis we have witnessed widening socioeconomic divides and shifts in national and international priorities in allocation of resources. Our daily lives have been upended as we had to adapt to a “new normal”. COVID-19 is also disproportionately affecting women and girls. According to UN Women, the pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic. Yet, women are resilient and continue to positively steer social, political, economic, and cultural change within their communities, and at the national and international levels. In line with the theme of International Women’s Day as announced by UN Women “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, ICAO, in collaboration with IATA and ACI, intends to celebrate the tremendous efforts by women in the aviation sector who together with men continue to support safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible aviation systems around the world, during the pandemic and beyond. Our inspiring keynote speakers will share their insight on the challenges and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic for women in the aviation sector, how sustainability of the aviation industry relies on greater progress towards gender equality and empowerment of women, as well as the importance of planning and prioritizing a more equal and equitable recovery. Join us as we celebrate achievements made by our industry’s women while calling for a more equal future! and prioritizing a more equal and equitable recovery. Please note that the event will be conducted in English. Participants must register online by noon, the 6th of March. However, early registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. More information on the list of our speakers will be provided at a later stage. #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 Access to the virtual event A ZOOM account is necessary to join the virtual event. Please visit https://www.zoom.us/signup to create an account. Registered participants will receive connection details from Webinar@icao.int <email@example.com> closer to the event date. Once you click on the connection link, you will be requested to log in to your Zoom account, and then use the connection password provided by ICAO to join this virtual event. The access code is unique to you and is non-transferable. IMPORTANT: If the email address connected to your Zoom account is different from the email address used for registration to the virtual event, please provide the one used on Zoom to firstname.lastname@example.org and GenderEvent@icao.int no later than 12:00PM ET on Saturday, 6 March 2021. The virtual event will open at 10:00 ET on Monday 8 March. Please join as early as possible, but at least 10 minutes prior to the start time of the event, using the name submitted for registration to the virtual event as your screen name, to facilitate verification and check-in procedures. To join by using a telephone IMPORTANT: Please email the phone number that will be used to dial-in, including the country code, no later than 12:00PM ET on Saturday, 6 March 2021, to email@example.com and GenderEvent@icao.int.