Women's Economic Empowerment
Working Group Newsletter
December 2020
Join the Annual Meeting on December 8
Did you think we were going to end 2020 without our Annual Meeting for the WEE WG? Not a chance! Join our virtual Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 8 from 8:00 - 10:00 am (EST).

We will hear from Keynote Speaker Linda Scott, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford, discuss addressing unintended negative consequences of WEE programming, host breakout group discussions with our dedicated Steering Committee members, and brainstorm technical priorities for 2021.
Apply to Join the 2021 Steering Committee
Calling all SEEP members! We invite you to join the WEE Working Group Steering Committee, a dedicated group of experts leading activities and compiling resources on the year’s technical priorities, as decided by the wider Working Group. The Committee works in subgroups focused on each technical priority and comes together virtually to reevaluate activities, provide progress updates, and brainstorm inter subgroup collaboration. Learn more about this opportunity and apply by January 4.
Coming Up: Innovation Fund for COVID Response and Recovery through Savings Groups
As part of the Women Saving for Resilience (WS4R) program, SEEP is delighted to launch a challenge fund to support innovations in gender intentional COVID response and recovery efforts related to Savings Groups. Successful projects will improve the resilience of Savings Groups and their members in times of crisis and the capacity of sector stakeholders to engage them in emergency response efforts.

Stay tuned for the application launch later this week!
New Blogs
Rethinking the Future of Women's Empowerment Series:

co-produced by FHI 360 & MarketShare Associates

What We're Reading
This December, we're sharing a quick read from Oxfam’s WEE Knowledge Hub Newsletter: “A #Takeover from the Tajikistan team and a voice-led read where you can meet Tajik women farmers and see how women have been coping with the pandemic in spite of unpaid care, migrant work and living with disabilities”
We look forward to connecting with you at next week's meeting!

Your Facilitator,
Julia Hakspiel