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. ​

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.