Women Economic Empowerment

Women Economic Empowerment

Gender inequality and barriers in women economic empowerment remain among the biggest challenges to the achievement of the global commitment for inclusive growth in the Agenda 2030. Gender parity, do not only promote peaceful and just societies, but can also contribute trillions in global welfare. Women economic empowerment combines access to resources and improvement in their agency;  promotion of financial inclusion and access to economic assets, access to education and capacity building, recognition of the care economy, digital connectivity are among the things essential for ensuring the right to voice, freedom and decision making in the wider social and economic space. Presentations of the portfolio of actions in support of women economic empowerment by the Women's World Banking  and of the European Investment Bank's Group new Strategy on Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment open DG DEVCO's series of presentations  aiming at strengthening partnerships and mobilization of resources around one of the top global agendas of our era.

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Zissimos VERGOS

Team Leader, DG DEVCO C4 - Private Sector, Trade





President and CEO of Women's World Banking



Lead Social Development & Gender Specialist, European Investment Bank