Women's Economic Imperative

About WEI

WEI is a global, non-profit organization committed to promoting women’s economic empowerment and inclusive economic growth for the benefit of all in society. 

Founded in 2018, WEI responds to the Call to Action of the United Nations Secretary-General’s (UNSG) High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment on Sustainable Development Goal 5.

Dr. Barbara J. Orser: WEI Board Member –
Alignment of Signature Economies with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Women’s Economic Empowerment is the #WEIForward

WEI catalyzes and constructs initiatives that enhance women’s economic participation and human capital as foundations of economic growth and equitable, prosperous and peaceful communities. 

Meet the WEI Team

WEI is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of experts who understand the importance of empowering women, girls, and under-represented groups economically and focus on strengthening intersectionality and gender research to bolster the health, economic, and social wellbeing of women and girls.​

​We continually seek to enhance our institutional relevance, effectiveness and sustainability by partnering and collaborating with others and building capacity of other local organizations to increase our reach and impact on the ground.​

Janiece Welcome Bio

Janiece Welcome has worked for several years in the fields of management, administration and education. She has developed her management and administration experience in a number of different large corporations, including Starbucks Coffee Company. In addition, she has worked with AmeriCorps Project Change and the Montgomery County Public Schools. 

Her commitment to incorporating diversity into her project management work contributed to her successful completion of projects and increased the impact of her efforts in effecting progressive change within her community.

Janiece is a leader, whose outstanding customer service and drive shines through her work. She has extensive operational and technical skills.

Janiece attended Arizona State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She has completed a training program at the Project Management Institute and is currently pursuing her certification in Project Management.