- spring meetings
The twists and turns of the global economy have been the focus of conversations in board rooms, backyards and everything in between since 2008. social safety nets, job growth, access to finance and gender equality.– including how to protect the very poorest, create economic opportunity and ensure equality. Amid this, the upcoming Spring Meetings will convene a conversation on several of these themes, including
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“Anything men can do, we can too.”
Shernette Chin of Jamaica could not imagine how her life would be without her job, which provides food on the table for her kids. To Shernette, men and women are equal. “A woman can do the same thing as a man can do. If men do carpentry, women can do it.”
Women in Iraq are making a difference every single day by serving as emergency room workers.
By treating patients, these women are having a positive impact on people’s lives.
“Receiving a simple ‘Thank you’ makes you feel like you are doing the right thing,” said one woman. “It gives you a feeling that you have accomplished something.”
A small business not only provides income, but it provides security and a better life for Khampane Kousonsavath’s family. In Laos, Khampane’s life is better when she is selling processed food. Owning her own business has been rewarding for her; she is now able to go to school and generate income for her and her family.
Pili Kafue of Tanzania speaks about her challenging role as a wife, mother and business owner.
On Nov. 11, 2011, more than 48 World Bank countries participated in the One Day on Earth campaign and filmed working women across the globe to capture their thoughts on what it means to have a job.The results were extraordinary and all regions around the world were represented.