Women's Economic Empowerment
Working Group Newsletter
October - December 2018
Join the Next Quarterly Call on November 7

Join your fellow Working Group members at the next quarterly call on Wednesday, November 7 at 9 am (EST). Facilitators Lis Meyers and Raksha Vasudevan look forward to:

If you cannot attend the upcoming Quarterly Call, complete this one-question survey to share your preferences on future WG communication channels.
Revisit Presentations from the Working Group Meeting at #SEEP2018
During the recent annual meeting at #SEEP2018, the WEE WG was delighted to highlight a series of Promising Approaches: What is Working, inspired by the technical track, “Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls.” Over 100 participants, both new and returning, joined the group for an engaging afternoon of six breakout sessions featuring presentations on gender inclusivity in business, strategies for gender mainstreaming, opportunities in technology, and more, across a wide variety of contexts. This was then followed by a technical workshop led by BSR on Working with Business and a Work Planning session for the upcoming year.
Whether you attended the meeting or lived vicariously through colleagues, we invite you to read more about the sessions and reach out to facilitator Lis Meyers with any questions.
Webinar Spotlight
Accelerating Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion
On November 8, we invite you to join us for the third event in a two-year learning series: "In Practice: Women's Economic Empowerment in Market Systems ," in collaboration with the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF). Speakers from AWEF, Women’s World Banking, and the African Management Initiative will share lessons learnt and best practice from projects focused on digital financial inclusion of women in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A Spoonful of Sugar: Promoting WEE Through Edutainment Approaches
Missed our recent webinar? No problem! View the recording and presentation at your convenience.
Upcoming Working Group Webinar
The WG is thrilled to announce an engaging webinar on Collaborating with the Private Sector for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the works for late November. The topic of this webinar is member-led and will feature an open dialogue with private sector actors on how best to foster these critical relationships. Look out for registration details!
Lastly, a big thank you to all those who submitted their experience to the Call for Case Studies for the AWEF Practitioner Learning Brief and Women in Market Systems Symposium! Thanks to your dedication, we received overwhelming interest and over 25 strong proposals.

Your Facilitators,
Lis Meyers & Raksha Vasudevan