Women as Entrepreneurs and Employees: Critical Drivers of Economic Growth in Both Developed and Emerging Economies

6 March 2013, 17:00 - 18:30

Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

This lecture is free and open to all.

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative.

Abstract

The lecture will focus on women’s economic participation from an evidence-based argument. Today a range of studies and data underscore why gender equality and women’s economic participation are key both to women’s progress and a country’s progress. The discussion will focus on the importance of the so-called “missing middle” – the need to support women-run small and medium size enterprises as accelerators of growth, women’s income as a double dividend and women as consumers. The discussion will address challenges that women confront and ways in which the private sector and government are responding for social good.  Finally, the lecture will also spotlight the role of women in the labor force and related inequities in the global economy. The gender gap in women’s economic participation is not just shortchanging women around the world, but also shortchanging global economic growth.

Events in this Series:

Humanitas
'Women's Rights are Human Rights'. The Beijing Platform for Action: An Unfinished Agenda
04 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Women as Entrepreneurs and Employees: Critical Drivers of Economic Growth in Both Developed and Emerging Economies
06 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foregin Policy Imperative

Perspectives on Women’s Political Participation and Role in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding
07 March 2013, Mill Lane (Lecture Room 9)

Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2012-13, Melanne Verveer, will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium on Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative

Gender Equality: A Moral and Foreign Policy Imperative
11 March 2013, King's College (Keynes Room)

The concluding symposium following the series of lectures by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights

The Humanitas Chair in Women's Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.

The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights was conceived as a way to explore the political, sociological and theoretical issues pertaining to Women’s Rights from global development and environmental change to biomedical advances.

Past Humanitas Visiting Professors in Women's Rights

2011-12: Baroness Helena Kennedy (Barrister and expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; member of the House of Lords)
2010-11: Nancy Fraser (Henry A and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School for Social Research, New York)

Standing Committee

Henrietta L. Moore (Sociology)
Sarah S. B. Franklin (Sociology)
Jens M. Scherpe (Law)

Hosting College

King's College