“Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies…but they also remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, and exploitation.” – UN Women
In this fourth installment of the #BringBackOurGirls Series, Women’s Forum is excited to focus on the role of organizations that help women become economically empowered and independent. Empowering women is a vitally important way to improve the present and look forward to sustaining the future. Women’s Forum is pleased to be joined by influential organizations working hard to encourage and advocate for women’s economic empowerment around the world.
Our speakers will be:
Elizabeth Friend, Senior Program Officer at the Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund
Linda Thomson-Clem, Founder and CEO of MicroVentures International
Dr. Mark Stewart, board member of Found in Translation
See photos of the event here!