Workforce Readiness for Economic Empowerment | Wilson Center
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Workforce Readiness for Economic Empowerment

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Women’s economic empowerment is sound policy and a right for all women. Women’s economic empowerment allows women to access resources and opportunities that are vital for their own growth, and path to leadership, and the growth of the economy. More women with access to jobs, financial services, property, health care, and education translates to sustainable development outcomes, whether it is in the US or overseas. Young women need support to build bridges to their first formal sector job and earnings to pave their path to leadership.

Join the Women in Public Service Project and Plan International USA for a conversation about the impact of women's economic empowerment on global social, economic and political development with experts in the field, moderated by Plan International USA Senior VP for International Programs Ann Hudock.

This event is the first in a joint Wilson Center series with Plan International USA entitled “Empowering Women and Girls.”Learn more about Plan’s work here.


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  • Ann Hudock

    Senior Vice President for International Programs, Plan International USA


  • Rodrigo Bustos

    Country Director, Plan International El Salvador
  • Zoe Markwick

    Commercial Director, Skanska Infrastructure
  • Jim Peters

    Deputy Assistant Administrator for the E3 Bureau, USAID