Women Working in Development - WWID
Women's Economic Empowerment
Friday 7th September, 3.30-5pm
BDO London Office
55 Baker Street, London, W1U 7EU
In conjunction with BDO LLP, CDR will be hosting an afternoon networking event for women working in development, dedicated to Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE).
Why Women's Economic Empowerment?
Investment in WEE initiatives has an enormous impact on poverty at household level, as well as improving economies as a whole. Women make huge contributions to society, whether as entrepreneurs, on farms, as employees, or through unpaid work at home.
However, women are also disproportionately affected by poverty, with unequal policy and legal structures resulting in women finding themselves in insecure, low-paid jobs, earning 24% less than their male counterparts for the same work (UN Women).
As women working to implement WEE initiatives, we are uniquely positioned to be able to engage our beneficiaries in ways which male counterparts may be unable to do, due to cultural or social reasons. With the growing importance of WEE initiatives, we would like to use this event to explore good practice in the area as well as explore how best to support and encourage women to gain the skills and experience needed to thrive in this area as practitioners.
We are delighted to be joined by an exciting panel of women working across a range of WEE initiatives. Our guest speakers include:
Lis Meyers – Managing Associate for Gender and Social Inclusion at Nathan Associates
Elena Ferreras – Independent Expert working in Gender Equality and Diversity and Economic Empowerment
Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi - Director of Investments at The Power of Nutrition
Registration is necessary, please RSVP by Wednesday 29th August.
Stay tuned for updates on our panel! We look forward to seeing you at the event.