A total of 21 signatories from the private sector have signed up to commit to the women on board initiative. LLWB has also received the buy-in of the Chambers of Commerce of Beirut, the Lebanese Businessmen Association (RDCL) and Capital Concept.
In the process of carrying out this initiative, an MOU has been signed between LLWB and the ILO for training gender auditors to assess the extent to which gender equality is institutionalized in organizations. A total of three organizations have been identified for a testing of the participatory gender auditing, including Fattal, Technica and Libanpost.
A draft law around the quota for women on board has been developed by LLWB, along with the ILO and submitted the draft law related to the office of the minister of state for women’s affairs.
LLWB has also signed an MOU with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/ Tamayyaz SAL, for delivering IFC’s women on boards program to a total of 22 women, 16 of which are identified by LLWB. The pilot course was implemented to prepare women in executive positions to become board members.