Gender equality is not only a social and moral imperative, but also an economic necessity, especially in emerging markets. Research by the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP in 2025 if every country matched the fastest progress made within its region toward gender parity.
And yet, women continue to face socio-economic, legal, personal, and safety barriers that hamper their ability to do business, access finance, advance in their career, and in general contribute meaningfully to countries’ economic growth. Empowering women is a significant part of our global agenda, and training professionals can play a big role in it.
During the webinar, Margaret Jackson builds the case for gender considerations in training programs and discusses:
- BEFORE: How can facilitators encourage women to attend training programs?
- DURING: What can facilitators do to make women comfortable during training sessions?
- AFTER: How can facilitators encourage women to continue learning?
PRESENTER: Margaret Jackson, Managing Partner, Rainbow Consult
Margaret Jackson is a human resources and adult learning consultant. She has over 25 years of experience in the SME capacity-building sector, having conducted program design, instructional design, training needs assessment, and numerous training of trainers sessions. Under her leadership, in 2017 Rainbow Consult won the award for being “The Most Supportive Business Service Provider” by the Ghana Supply Chain Development Program.
Margaret holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Ghana, Legon. She is an IFC-certified master trainer and instructional designer, an IFC-LPI-certified trainer and assessor, an LPI-certified online learning designer and facilitator, and a signatory to the GLC Principles for Learning.
OPENING REMARKS: Joanna Romero, Global Non-Financial Services Specialist, IFC
Joanna Romero is a global non-financial services specialist in SME Banking and Banking on Women. Over the last eight years, she advised banks across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on a variety of topics, including non-financial services, as well as strategy, segmentation, customer value proposition, and sales effectiveness. Before joining IFC, Joanna worked in management consulting and private sector development focusing on SMEs in Asia and Europe.
Joanna holds an M.A. degree in International Trade and Investment Policy with a concentration on Finance from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.