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Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Date and Time

Wednesday March 22, 2017
8:00 am-9:00 am PDT


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Topics

#Womens Empowerment


When women achieve their full potential at work and in other aspects of their lives, they are not the only ones who benefit—gender equality is also good for business. And the important role that business plays in the lives of women, directly and indirectly, means that the private sector is uniquely positioned to strengthen women’s economic empowerment, and it can and should go beyond simply offering a woman a job. However, the challenges facing women are complex, and tackling them will require significant commitment and investment by all sectors of society.

Join us for a members-only webinar on BSR’s latest research report, “Women’s Economic Empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recommendations for Business Action.” The report highlights key challenges women face in sub-Saharan Africa and offers companies operating in the region recommendations on how to promote women’s economic empowerment through their own actions. This research draws on insights from three industries: apparel, mining, and mobile telecommunications.

Speakers

  • Adiki Ayitevie, Senior Director, Communication and External Relations, Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Beatrice Opoku-Asare, Director, Global Inclusion and Diversity, Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Boakyewaa Glover, Regional Human Resources Vice President (Interim), Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Alison Taylor, Managing Director, Sustainability Management, BSR

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