CEO EdelGive Foundation
Women in Asia are on average 70% less likely than men to be in the labor force, and this gap persists despite economic growth, decreasing fertility rates, and increasing education. This plenary will examine how stakeholders from intermediaries, government, foundations and corporates are all working to support women overcome these barriers to women entering and fully participating in the formal economy. The plenary will set the conversation on these issues as AVPN 2018 will look at the role that education, healthcare and livelihoods can play in creating pathways for women to develop and grow. Why is it important? As long as women remain part of the informal economy, their impact is muted, their own economic situation remains perilous and they risk their long-term success being able to be pulled at any time by a make relative.
- Understanding the impact of women’s participation in the economy on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- What are the key interventions required to develop the economic potential of women?
- What are the key notable innovations/initiatives being launched in Asia to accelerating Women’s Empowerment in Asia?
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President - Asia Pacific Convergys
India Lead, Gender Equality Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chief Innovation Officer, InnovationXchange Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Executive Vice-President, Global Impact and Philanthropy Sesame Workshop
Founder & Chair Partnership for Change