Women's Economic Imperative

WEI GEET+

Pilot Project

GENDER-SMART ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EDUCATION & TRAINING PLUS (GEET+)

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The Community of Practice

The GEET+ Action Strategy incorporates Gender-Smart Entrepreneurship Education & Training evidence-based insights to construct inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems as drivers for the economic empowerment of girls, women and other disadvantaged groups.

Led by the Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI) with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada), the GEET+ Action Strategy pilot project has been launched to adapt, test and refine the GEET+ scorecard in Peru, Mexico, Kenya and Nigeria.

The Community of Practice will collaborate to strengthen the design and delivery of entrepreneurship education and training courses and programs to reduce gender, racial and occupational stereotypes and unconscious biases associated with entrepreneurship.

The pilot project will document barriers to inclusion at the organizational, program and course levels with respect to demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion within EET intermediaries. The objectives of the GEET+ Project are to:

Enhance awareness and effectiveness of EET supports within universities by addressing gender, occupational and other biases in solution design

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Refine measures and assessment criteria to support gender equality in EET. Entrepreneurship Education and Training (EET)

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Facilitate EET knowledge sharing among academic, industry, non-governmental and government stakeholders including to catalyze networks where they do not already exist.

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Strengthen pathways for women to build and scale enterprises. Strengthen pathways for women to build and scale enterprises, including efforts to strengthen pipelines of viable and bankable women-owned and led SMEs

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Dr. Margo Thomas

United States

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Women entrepreneurs make significant contributions to economic growth, wealth creation, innovation and employment. Yet, their participation is constrained by structural impediments and biases – economic, legal, social and cultural, including within entrepreneurial ecosystems. These eco-systems, which include Entrepreneurship Education and Training (EET), have underperformed with respect to the inclusion of women and other underrepresented groups.

Virtual Roundtable

Virtual Roundtable: March 23 11:00 AM Eastern Time Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs

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WEI 2021 International Conference

WEI 2021 International Conference on Women's Economic Empowerment: Increasing Resilience and Building Forward Better

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Virtual Roundtable

Women’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystems & Training Roundtable

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    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.