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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  • June 28, 2012

    Former Bank of America Wealth Management president Sallie Krawcheck argues that women are exactly what banks need.


  • June 25, 2012

    At the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, female leaders argue that reproductive health links to everything from poverty to food security to climate change and beyond.


  • June 20, 2012

     We have known for awhile that investing in women makes dollars and sense, now check out the numbers that prove it! We’ll be discussing it at our National Conference this week in DC!


  • May 21, 2012

    Dr. Rekha Mehra of the International Center for Research on Women recounts her visit to a village in Tanzania and growing international support for women farmers.


  • March 14, 2012

     Women outlive men, while lagging behind.