A recent United Nations report states that limits on women’s participation in the workforce across the Asia-Pacific region cost the global economy an estimated $89 billion every year. Inadequate representation of wo
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This is an exclusive U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation working group on exploring what works in financial wellness programs. We will feature informative case studies as well as guest speakers as well as an interactive discussion among the companies present. We will discuss issues including:
Although women’s access to economic opportunities has greatly increased around the world, many women and girls still face considerable barriers to economic participation.
[Editor’s Note: Chunmei (Mei) Li is Director at Worldwide Corporate Contributions (WCC) Johnson & Johnson.
[Editor’s Note: June Sugiyama is Director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation.
[Editor’s Note: Katja Iversen is the President and CEO of Women Deliver, a leading global advocate for investment in the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and U.S.-India Business Council convened on April 14 to discuss best practices in promoting local economic empowerment, and identify and address barriers to entrepreneurship for women and youth. Participants had the opportunity to engage with stakeholders from the Indian private sector, government and NGOs, and more.
Achieving gender equality is essential as a matter of justice and human rights — and it also unleashes a range of positive economic and development outcomes.
On November 17, I took the stage at the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference to talk about disrupting financial education. Today, 46 percent of teens don’t know how to create a simple budget and half are unsure of how to use a credit card effectively.