Women's Economic Empowerment
Working Group Newsletter
April - June 2019
Join the Next Quarterly Call on May 6

Register to join the upcoming quarterly call on Thursday, May 6 at 9 am EDT ! We will provide updates on plans and activities for 2019 – including our March Twitter Chat, some of the exciting topics our Steering Committee has been working on, and a spotlight on AWEF webinars – and discuss the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference. 
Announcing the WEE Track at #SEEP2019:
Gender Equality as a Resilience Strategy
Calling all SEEP Members – we invite you to host a Peer Learning Session at the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference !

This year, the technical track on Gender Equality as a Resilience Strategy will explore how gender relations are a critical factor in women’s economic empowerment and influence resilience strategies at the household and community levels. We seek insightful gender approaches around increasing investment in the face of risk, strategies for risk reduction, facilitating risk preparedness, and responding positively and proactively when a shock hits.

Interested? Review or download the detailed Request for Proposals and Abstracts to get started. Submissions are due May 31. Contact us if you have any questions.
SEEP at the Women Deliver Conference
The WEE Working Group is delighted to host a partner side event at the Women Deliver Conference on Thursday, June 6 from 5-7 pm PDT. The session will explore ‘Shifting Social Norms for Women’s Economic Empowerment’ and feature focus discussions led by your fellow working group members. We look forward to meeting you in Vancouver!
Lessons from #WEECHAT2019
A sincere thank you to those who participated in the Working Group's second annual International Women’s Day Twitter Chat!

Don’t miss our new blog highlighting 10 Lessons in Technology and Innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment shared during the chat.
The female workforce in the global apparel sector faces several well-documented challenges. This webinar will focus on MSD programs in Egypt, Pakistan and Ethiopia, and specifically how they engaged the private sector to build a compelling business case for women’s empowerment.
Thank you for your engagement!
Our recent webinar broke the all-SEEP record for the most registered and attended webinar.

If you are one of the few who missed it – no problem! View the recording and download speaker presentations at your convenience.
Call for Resources

In 2019, the WEE WG will explore tools, resources, and good practices to reduce and prevent unintended negative consequences in women’s economic empowerment work.

Does your organization have a tool, resource, research, or case study on this topic? If so, please submit to WEEWG@seepnetwork.org by May 10, 2019 .

We also invite you to share tools, resources, case studies on other topics in WEE for inclusion in the Women’s Economic Empowerment Resource Library.
Your Facilitators,
Lis Meyers & Julia Lipowiecka