In an event organized by the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN and UN Women, Chess Grandmaster and Planet 50-50 Champion, Judit Polgár spoke about fighting gender stereotypes.
Following last year's successful side event on Fighting gender sterotypes and Judit Polgár's appointment earlier this year as Planet 50-50 Champion, the legendary grandmaster was invited to speak once again on her success to break glass ceilings.
Ms. Polgar is committed to working with UN Women to bring the message of gender equality and women’s empowerment to youth, her fans and followers. After her inspiring speech she played with representatives of New York youth chess clubs in a simultanous chess game.
On the panel sat the representative of UN Women, Ravi Karkara; Ambassador Bogyay; Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, State Secretary for international and european affairs of the Ministry of Human Capacities and Hedva Ser, UNESCO goodwill ambassador.
See this great article An Evening at the UN with Judit Polgár about the event.
To see the photo diary of the event, please click here.