Women's Economic Empowerment
Working Group Newsletter
July - September 2019
Join the Next Quarterly Call

Join your fellow working group members at the upcoming Quarterly call on Thursday, August 1 at 9:00 am EDT!

We will discuss:

  • updates on activities of Steering Committee members;
  • upcoming webinars;
  • participation in an upcoming Washington D.C.-based workshop on WEE metrics;
  • opportunities for member engagement;
  • and the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference. 
Call for Case Studies

The WEE Steering Committee is designing a Practitioner Learning Brief to consolidate and share good practices on measuring agency in WEE. The brief will include tested frameworks, approaches, tools, and practical learnings as well as identify appropriate measurement practices for programs aiming to enhance women's agency.

Does your organization or program have good practices, related resources and case studies to share on this topic?

Then, get started by exploring the selection criteria below. SEEP Members are encouraged to participate!
Gender Equality as a Resilience Strategy at #SEEP2019
Member-led Peer Learning Sessions for the 2019 SEEP Annual Conference have been announced!

We invite you to explore this year’s dynamic conference agenda, including sessions in the technical track, Gender Equality as a Resilience Strategy & benefit from early bird pricing to join #SEEP2019!
SEEP at Women Deliver 2019
We were proud to present the work of several WEE WG members as part of SEEP’s session on Shifting Social Norms for Women's Economic Empowerment at this year’s Women Deliver Conference.

Here are 7 lessons we learned about social norms from our members.
Upcoming Webinars
July 24 | 8:30 - 9:30 am EDT

By adopting business practices that include and support women as workers, consumers, producers and suppliers, firms can not only make an important contribution to the process of women’s economic empowerment, but also expand their market, achieve greater business efficiency, and improve their bottom line. Presentations from the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) and BSR will present diverse approaches, tools, data and metrics that can be used to build a compelling business case.

August 13 | 9:30 - 10:30 am EDT

“Gender-smart” impact investing has seen growing interest in the international development community and a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders. But is gender-smart impact investing the newest fad or is it a viable model for development financing? And how impactful is it on women’s economic inclusion?

Join us as our panel of experts explores approaches to gender-smart investing and the potential for women’s economic empowerment. 
New Learning Brief
In coordination with the webinar above, AWEF is delighted to launch its first Practitioner Learning Brief, Working with the Private Sector to Empower Women: What to Measure and How to Build the Business Case for Change.

Our new blog also outlines the key aspects of developing a compelling case and will help YOU start building your case now!
We hope you enjoyed this edition of the WEE WG newsletter. If you have any ideas or thoughts to share, write to us at WEEWG@seepnetwork.org

Your Facilitators,
Lis Meyers & Julia Hakspiel