2019 Think-20 Task Force on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Women’s Economic Empowerment (SDG5)
G20 Japanese Presidency. 2019 Think-20 Task Force on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Women’s Economic Empowerment (SDG5) Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Taro Kono Under the 2019 Japanese Presidency of the [...]
WEI Editorial interviews Board Member William Reese, advocate of youth rights and former PeaceCorps Staffer and Volunteer in Brazil
Flying high - WEI editorial joined pilot Ashaba Faridah in speaking about her role as a woman pilot in Uganda, as well as founder and champion of girls through the Bambino Life Foundation.
This week WEI editorial team interviewed Hyasintha Ntuyeko - founder of Kasole Secrets – and got to hear her speak about her work in breaking the silence around women’s menstrual health in Tanzania.
The WEI editorial team had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Trpkov, a Strategy Consultant for the World Bank, Young Global Changemaker, & WEI Champion about her work promoting gender equality and inclusion in Croatia.
So, here’s our challenge to you – what can you do to ensure that the awareness raised as well as the interest and motivation generated on International Women’s Day turn into daily actions throughout the year?
As the world celebrates this year’s International Women’s Day -- whose theme is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” -- all stakeholders must resolve to work to find innovative ways to engage more men and young boys in the push to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
It’s not a surprise that when women work together, they achieve remarkable results. Women understand other women’s paths balancing personal and professional life, accessing resources, challenging traditional norms, and fighting to push more women into leadership positions.
WEI (Women’s Economic Imperative) est fier de s’associer à W4 (Women’s WorldWide Web) pour soutenir les jeunes femmes du Burundi, les aidant à s’assurer des emplois sûrs et décents dans le secteur formel et à développer éventuellement leurs propres entreprises agro-alimentaires favorisant la sécurité alimentaire au sein de leurs communautés.
NOTE: This article was originally published on the World Economic Forum. Women have long suffered stigmatization and marginalization globally. The number of women who still face challenges in reaching their full potential due to an [...]
"I learned a lot about the challenges I might face when fighting for social change at a young age, and I was inspired by these stories of young people striving for and achieving change despite many obstacles."
"My experience showed me that, even in countries like Spain, France or Belgium, it’s very difficult for women in the middle term of their career to pursue having children and a family while also nurturing their professional growth. My observations motivated me to create something to help professional women. "
An innovative project launched by the British Embassy in Lima seeks to encourage more women to establish and grow businesses in non-traditional sectors, including the extractive industries (oil and mining), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sectors, environment, agroindustry, construction and financial services.
Shirley Pryce, Founder of the Jamaica Household Workers Association, is a true testament of what resilience, courage and hard-work can yield. She did not allow her circumstances to determine her destiny, rather she used it as an opportunity to transform the lives of other women in similar situations.
The WEI editorial team had the pleasure of interviewing Nino Zambakhidze, Chairwoman of the Georgian Farmers’ Association & WEI Champion about her work to promote women’s entrepreneurship & economic empowerment in Georgia.
62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: a call to the international community to empower rural women & girls
Recent movements such as #MeToo and #NiUnaMenos have sparked outrage and given rise to global conversations, shifting traditional views about gender and equality. We need to continue moving the agenda forward, to create synergies between diverse actors and tackle the deeply-rooted factors that currently impede women’s empowerment.
As the 2018 Argentine Presidency of the G20 draws to a close, this post looks back at some of the highlights from the work of the 2018 Think-20 Engagement Group’s Task Force on Gender Economic Equity (GEE). There has been significant convergence on key focus areas and recommendations for action on gender economic equity across the G7-G20 and the relevant engagement groups including the T20 and W20.
Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI) was well-represented and contributed substantively during the T20 Summit in Argentina!
CONVERSATION WITH MARGO THOMAS – St. Aidan’s College, Durham University (Durham, United Kingdom – November 2018)
My presentation on ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment and The Costs of Inequity’ was hosted and co-sponsored by Dr. Susan Frenk, Principal of St Aidan’s College at Durham University in partnership with Societal Innovation and Enterprise Forum, (SIEF) Durham [...]
COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING – WOMEN’S FORUM (London, United Kingdom – April 16-18, 2018)
The 2018 Women's Forum reflected on some of the global challenges still faced by women, as part of a wider commitment to "leave no one behind" in the Commonwealth journey to achieving gender equality by [...]
One Scotland - Provocation Piece: The Time for Gender Economic Equity is Now! “Globally, over 2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men.” In January 2018, the World [...]
Nani Noverita is one of the women who have inspired me to establish the Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI) with the goal of developing a platform to support women’s entrepreneurship in non-traditional sectors.
The Work of the Think20 Task Force on Gender Economic Equity has begun in Argentina, with the Think 20 Inception Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am honored to co-chair this Task Force with Gala Díaz Langou, Director of Social Programs, CIPPEC.
On 29 November 2017, the Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI) launched its collaboration with Wilton Park and AllAfrica as part of the Women’s Entrepreneurship activities in the United Kingdom with an action-oriented Forum on Taking Forward the Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda. The Forum was held (29 November – 1 December, 2017) at Wiston House in West Sussex, England.
Kudos to the founder - Carol Cooke, and women entrepreneurs engaged in the Barefoot in Business initiative – taking the work of the UNSG High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment forward! This [...]
In July 2017, I participated in the very lively debates and discussions during the Chatham House International Policy Forum. This Forum brought together a diverse group of participants for a constructive dialogue to explore innovative gender-inclusive [...]
UAE Gender Balance Council launched its “Global Gender Circle” Initiative to Coincide with HLP Second Report during CSW61
In March 2017, the UAE Gender Balance Council launched the Global Gender Circle initiative to reduce the gender gap in for women as economic actors; recommend innovative initiatives to support global gender equality and [...]
UN Development Business Panel Discussion featuring Panel Member – Elizabeth Vazquez & Chief of the Panel's Secretariat – Dr. Margo Thomas. In contributing to the panel discussion on opportunities for empowering women entrepreneurs in [...]
In 2014, I traveled to Burundi to work on a project related to the privatization of coffee washing stations with the specific task of adding a gender lens to the process. I had the [...]
On September 22, 2016, during the launch of the first Report of the United Nation’s Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Christine Lagarde – Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund noted that [...]
Engaging the next generation of thought leaders and policy makers. Graduate program seminar on Competitiveness, Economic Growth and Women’s Economic Empowerment in the European Union neighborhood countries.
In January 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel on women’s economic empowerment. Its mission is to lead the charge on closing the economic gender gap, placing the economic [...]
The Western Balkans Regional Network of policymakers was established in 2007 to share knowledge, effect policy change, and promote business environment reforms to enhance regional and national competitiveness. The Network provided a forum for [...]
16 March 2017: The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment presented its second report to the UN Secretary-General, recommending actions to accelerate progress towards the full and equal economic participation [...]
The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 Gender Gap report estimates that it will take 170 years to close the global economic gender gap. This is too long. The time for action on economic gender [...]
The key objective of the biennial Philipp Morris International Diversity and Inclusion Fora is to foster and inspire greater understanding, commitment, and action to Diversity & Inclusion throughout the Company. The aim is to [...]