Women's Economic Imperative

Health of ​ Women & Girls​

“Sustainable development needs women’s social, economic, and environmental contributions, which will increase when women are healthy, valued, enabled, and empowered to reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives, including in their roles as providers of health care.”​

[Langer et al, 2015. Lancet]]


Reimagining the global discourse on girls and women’s bodies to include health as an economic value to promote women’s economic empowerment is our charge, particularly in the Global South. ​


WEI seeks to amplify the premise that girls’ and women’s health and health outcomes impact their economic contributions. Specifically,​

  • ​Linking the health of women and girls to economic empowerment
  • Translation of health knowledge about women and girls to practice and policy, including barriers to implementation
  • Amplification of lessons from
  • Community interventions ​
  • Health innovations that help women and girls to be economically viable​
  • Health policy changes and implementation that directly influence the economic viability of women and girls​

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.