UChicago Center in Delhi
Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) is the talk of the hour, but statistics - including those in the Finance Ministry’s Annual Economic Survey 2018 – continuously show that India lags on almost all major economic participation indices for women. There is an urgent need for application of the global theme of Women’s Economic Empowerment to the Indian context, for identification of key drivers for and barriers to change, so that effective action can be taken at all levels.
This roundtable discussion brought together some of the most prominent philanthropists, researchers, policy makers and activists to think about the nuances of Women's Economic Empowerment in India, and to identify the key drivers for and barriers of change, so that effective action can be taken at all levels.
The roundtable discussion was followed by a keynote address by Dr. Junaid Ahmad, Country Director for the World Bank in India.
The event was held in collaboration with International Innovation Corps (IIC) and Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA).
This event was by invitation only.