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Creating an Enabling and High-Performing Work Environment through Gender Equality

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Date and Time

Friday April 21, 2017
9:00 am-12:00 pm EAT (East Africa Time)


Location

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Topics

#Womens Empowerment


With the recent drive for Ethiopia to become a more prominent player in the global apparel industry, stakeholders agree on the importance of embedding responsible and sustainable business conduct from the beginning. In the coming year, thousands of jobs in apparel factories will be filled by women—many of them joining the formal workforce for the first time. 

Join BSR’s HERproject team and The Children’s Place for a roundtable dialogue that will explore how to create an enabling and high-performing work environment through gender equality. This roundtable will invite representatives from suppliers, buyers, government, donors, and civil society to discuss practical examples and approaches to building a supportive work environment in apparel factories, with a focus on worker welfare and gender equality.

Specific takeaways will include:

  • Current local and global initiatives to support worker welfare and gender equality
  • Deep dive on work and health constraints faced by women workers
  • The business case for investing in an enabling work environment
  • Opportunities to collaborate and scale efforts

Speakers

  • Gregory Poole, Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing, The Children’s Place
  • Tewodros Zewdie, Executive Director, Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporter Association
  • Margaux Yost, Associate, BSR

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