Webinar - Women Entrepreneurs in the Future of Work


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The webinar will explore the considerations that women need to take, in light of the changing world of work. How should they prepare? What sectors will be most impacted and how? The webinar will explore the series of decisions critical to anticipating future trends and how and where to invest critical resources. What does the current economic climate mean for small businesses in the United States and European Union? And how can women leverage unique opportunities to build and sustain their services and goods, especially when the market could suffer? 

This webinar is tailored for WE EMPOWER Programme stakeholders, particularly those based in the United States. 


Click here to register and join the webinar. 


Opening remarks:

Anna Fälth, Manager “WE EMPOWER through responsible business conduct in G7 countries” Programme, UN Women


Alice Clavel, Lead Teacher,Le Wagon 

Sarah Gammage, Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, The International Center for Research on Women


Alice Clavel, Le Wagon

Born and raised in Paris, Alice spent most of her school years in France and entered a business school after graduating. Frustrated by her lack of hard skills, she looked for a quick way into computer science and attended Le Wagon in 2015. She discovered the beauty of web development and immediately felt empowered by her technical knowledge. She worked as a backend developer for a French startup first and joined Le Wagon a few years later to found/build/kickstart the bootcamp in Berlin. She is now working as a full stack developer and taught over 220 students in 11 different batches.


Le Wagon:

Le Wagon is a coding bootcamp that teaches students to develop web applications from scratch. Their curriculum and teachers give students all the skills and tools needed to kick-start their tech career, land a job as software developers, product managers, or launch their own startup. They've been ranked #1 coding bootcamp worldwide for three years in a row. Launched in Paris only 5 years ago by ex-Google and ex-HSBC Engineer who wanted to make coding accessible and relevant for everyone, Le Wagon is now running in 32 cities worldwide and has more than 4,200 alumni. In addition to their intensive 9-week bootcamp, Le Wagon has also just launched their first part-time bootcamp in London, enabling students to retain their job while learning. The first cohort kicks off April 6th for 24 weeks!


Anna Fälth, UN Women

As such, Anna heads the Secretariat of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), EmpowerWomen.org, that promotes online collaboration, learning and innovation to advance women’s economic empowerment in over 190 economies; and the WeLearn, a virtual skills school that will tackle some of the skills gaps faced by women and girls for the jobs of the future. An economist, Anna has more than 20 years of experience as economic advisor within the UN system, including UNCTAD, UN-DESA, UNDP and UN Women. She has a MSc in Economics from Lund University, Sweden, and a Masters in Law and Economic from Hamburg University, Germany.

Sarah Gammage, The International Center for Research on Women

As Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, Sarah Gammage leads the organization’s work on women’s economic empowerment with a particular focus on the care economy, time use and time burdens and intra-household processes. She has more than 25 years of experience as researcher and feminist economist, providing policy advice and supporting strategic advocacy on gender equality in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Sarah currently leads a research project at ICRW funded by the Hewlett Foundation to explore the policies, programs and interventions that promote reproductive and economic empowerment looking at those reproductive health services, labor market institutions and social protection policies that have successfully supported women’s transition from informal to formal work. Sarah is an associate editor of Feminist Economics and a member of Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing. She has also taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in gender and development, gender and labor markets, multidimensional poverty analysis, and social protection in the United States, Mexico and Chile.


The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices in New Delhi, India and Kampala, Uganda. Our research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society. ICRW translates these insights into a path of action that honors women’s human rights, ensures gender equality and creates the conditions in which all women can thrive. ICRW works with non-profit, government and private sector partners to conduct research, develop and guide strategy and build capacity to promote evidence-based policies, programs and practices.



The webinar is organized by WE EMPOWER Programme Team. 


Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work through Responsible Business Conduct in G7 Countries (WE EMPOWER Programme) is a programme funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UN Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Over the next two years, the WE EMPOWER Programme will convene stakeholders dialogues in the EU, Canada, Japan and the US to exchange knowledge, experiences, good practices and lessons learned in the context of the changing world of work. The EU is also funding a sister programme in six Latin American and Caribbean countries: Win-Win, Gender equality means business together with UN Women and ILO and is considering a possible future EU action with strategic partner countries in Asia. The Asia project is currently being conceptualized in cooperation with UN Women.

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