Women's Economic Imperative

Influencing Action

Dr. Yonette Thomas: WEI Board Member – 
Health as an Economic Value

​WEI has created a collaborative platform that brings together key individuals, groups and organizations widely recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

Through this platform and collaborative initiatives, WEI is that share the common vision of inclusive economic growth and sustainable development for the benefit of all – women, men, boys, girls. We recognize that within the existing political, economic and social institutions there are systemic biases that negatively impact vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including women and girls. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has amplified these inequities and lack of progress in attaining the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ​

​WEI is facilitating discussions on inclusive growth, social cohesion, gender economic equity by engaging multi-disciplinary thinkers and policy makers from the global south, north, east and west while advancing initiatives that will positively affect change. ​

Victor Gadabor – Website Manager

Victor Gadabor is an accomplished website developer and manager, graphic designer, and digital and brand communications expert. He has proven, professional experience over the past 10 years. He has worked on and led significant projects for leading organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Selective examples of the extensive range of his projects and clientele include: Wateraid Ghana social media branding project; EMY Africa website design and management; Huawei Ghana campaign design; UE Beverages visual identity design; Ghana Business Awards; Ghana CEO Awards; Ghana Shippers Awards; and The Education Collaborative at Ashesi.

Victor is a vibrant individual who values learning and thinks it is each person’s job to reach their potential. Victor is married with two lovely children and also plays the bass guitar.

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.