Set in the pristine Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, where rulers lead selflessly, true happiness takes priority, and sustainable development is law, women and men from across the globe will meet to learn, connect, be inspired and be empowered in the pursuit of four ideals: peace, democracy, sustainability and equality. Over four days and nights, we learn indoors, reflect outdoors and socialise at night, surrounded by mountains under blue skies amidst mother nature.
We start with ourselves: a look inward at the foundations of happiness, health and well-being. We examine truly great leaders — past and present, young and old — to demystify the shared characteristics of the world’s most thoughtful change-makers. Throughout, we are guided by Bhutan’s globally acclaimed sustainable development philosophy, Gross National Happiness. GNH, as it’s more commonly known, and its four pillars — good governance, cultural preservation, environmental conservation and equitable socioeconomic development — provides the conditions from which peace, democracy, sustainability and equality can be achieved.
What is the outcome of our time together? Inspiration. Empowerment. New perspectives. And with the aid of great conservation, meaningful collaboration and open exchange — answers to the question: “What role can women play to advance the ideals of peace, democracy, sustainability and equality in Bhutan, at home and abroad, today and for our next generation?”
Welcome to Women4Bhutan.