The webinar co-organised by EFFRA and SPRI Group (the Basque Business Development Agency) on the 23rd of March brought together personalities from different fields to give an overview of the importance of having women on board, not just for gender balance, but because it is fundamental to ensuring competitiveness and economic recovery.

One of the most repeated messages has been the need to count on women to guarantee the competitiveness of companies and the economy, which was one of the main conclusions of the expert group “Women in Manufacturing”, created almost two years ago by the World Manufacturing Forum and made up of more than 25 experts from different countries. As a result of the debates generated in this expert group, it has been seen that a higher proportion of women in companies improves results, better levels of productivity, decision-making, innovation, creativity and efficiency.