Emma Watson at Davos: Women's Potential 'Astonishingly Untapped'


UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered her second HeForShe talk during a HeForShe program launch at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

A visibly thrilled Watson noted that her September HeForShe Conference speech was watched over 11 million times, sparking 1.2 billion social media conversations. The next step, the actress explained, is something called Impact 10x10x10: “It’s about engaging governments, businesses and universities, and having them make concrete commitments to gender equality.”

“While I would love to believe that this campaign and the results of it are the results of my incredible speechwriting skills, I know that it is not. It is because the ground is fertile. It is my belief that there is a greater understanding than ever that women need to be equal participants in our homes, in our societies, in our governments, and our workplaces—and they know that the world is being held back, in every way, because they are not. Women share this planet 50/50, and they are underrepresented, their potential astonishingly untapped.”

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