Economic Development & Security

Women contribute actively to economic development and sustainability. Their social status determines their access to opportunities for economic autonomy and advancement. In the US, the glass ceiling is still firmly in place in many sectors of the economy. Globally, economic development efforts are doomed to failure without women’s active involvement and participation. More efforts need to focus on empowering women as wage earners, entrepreneurs and business owners. Microfinance programs also offer great potential to lift women out of poverty.

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By Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.*I joined a distinguished panel of researchers, advocates, and experts at the Yale Club on Thursday, January 19th when I...
This post was originally featured on the Institute for Women's Policy Research Blog on July 19, 2011.  By Heidi Reynolds-Stenson
By Melissa StevensonAt the June 22nd brown bag lunch, “Changing Workplace Scheduling as an Anti-Poverty Strategy,” sponsored by Half in...
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...

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  • The Way We Live Now: The Power of the Purse

  • Special Call for Papers: Engendering Economic Policy in Africa

     Seeking papers aimed at challenging and improving economic policies in Africa.


  • 2014 Annual Conference

    Photos from the "Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice" conference