On Tuesday 6 February 2018, we built on our first conversation held on January 30th on the role business has played and can play in empowering women and discussed in more depth the underlying structural barriers to women’s economic empowerment.
This was the second in BCtA’s webinar series featuring presentations and discussions with key experts who have helped to empower women at the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) market through their research, products or services development, policy or advocacy work.
In a discussion moderated by Carmen Lopez-Clavero, Programme Manager Specialist, Private Sector and Economic Development at Sida; Georgia Taylor, Technical Director at WISE Development, Mashook Mujib Chowdhury, Deputy Manager Sustainability at DBL Group, Nicole Voillat, Group Sustainability Director at Bata Brands and Arianna Rossi, Research and Policy Officer, Better Work, International Labour Organization, discussed the underlying structural barriers to women’s economic empowerment.
One goal of this webinar was twofold: to discuss the constraints preventing women’s empowerment and the enablers allowing women to thrive. The panelists also provided concrete tools for business to engage on that front and shared ideas and stories of women who are leading on the UN Sustainable Development Goals across regions and sectors.
The key messages from the three-webinar series will be included in a final insight report, to be released ahead of International Women’s Day 2018. With that in mind, the discussion sought responses to specific questions including, but not limited to:
Register for our last webinar of the WEE series on Tuesday 13 Feb here.