WEI Global Institute

Driving Change. Influencing Perspectives.

WEI recognizes that the issues impacting women and girls must be addressed within the broader context of human, economic, social, environmental and political agendas. 

We are committed to working on these comprehensive issues with a particular focus on addressing the specific issues impacting women, girls and under-represented groups, particularly in the global south. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the need a multi-disciplinary approach to the response and recovery as well as for increasing resilience in the face of future pandemics and shocks.

WEI has established the Global Institute to:

  • Convene collaboratives of thinkers and key stakeholders
  • Co-create solutions and initiatives that lead to concrete actions and impact on the ground
  • Contribute to research and provide thought leadership


Our Advisors

Women’s Entrepreneurship:

Dr. Barbara Orser​

Trade & Investment Policy:

Dr. Roseline Wanjiru​

Health of Women & Girls as an Economic Value:

Dr. Yonette Thomas​

Media and Advocacy:

Amadou Mahtar Ba

Thinkers & Policy Makers

Human Capital


Women’s Entrepreneurship

Get Involved

Click on “LEARN MORE” for more information on how you or your organization can join WEI in its mission to achieve positive change to enable the advancement of women in the global economic community