FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WEE I 2021: Choose to Challenge
WEE III 2019: The Future of Work
This session will analyze changes which are fundamentally altering the job market, including the type of jobs that will exist in the future and the skills that would be required for those jobs in the Greater Toledo area. Some 50% of the jobs in the current market will no longer exist in a few years due primarily to these rapid advances in innovation and technology. With nearly one billion women entering the global economy in the next decade, they risk of losing out on tomorrow’s best job opportunities due to gender-based discrimination, stereotypes and social and cultural norms. Similarly, diverse and generational challenges in the informal workforce could be even wider, while also creating and strengthening challenges of decent work opportunities, in the formal workforce.
WEE II 2019: Immigrant Heritage
A storytelling campaign that focuses on inspiring local immigrant women to break the glass ceiling or successful at starting a business and raising a family. This term was coined a few decades ago as a metaphor to describe the invisible barriers that prevent women and minorities from climbing the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications and skills. However, breaking the glass ceiling extends beyond the corporate world. This campaign is inclusive of all fronts where women face cultural and social barriers that limit their full economic empowerment.
WEE I 2019: #BalanceForBetter
The theme this year #BalanceforBetter. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sport coverage. Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world is key. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
WEE III 2018: Launch Local #HeForShe Campaign
#HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of women initiated by UN Women. We know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. And now, when these powerful voices are heard, they will change the world. The time for that change is now. We invite you to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality.
WEE II 2018: #BreaktheGlass
#BreakTheGlass is a storytelling campaign that focuses on inspiring women (and men) to break the glass ceiling. This term was coined a few decades ago as a metaphor to describe the invisible barriers that prevent women and minorities from climbing the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications and skills. However, breaking the glass ceiling extends beyond the corporate world. This campaign is inclusive of all fronts where women face cultural and social barriers that limit their full economic empowerment.
WEE I 2018: #PressForProgress
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Toledo (WOT) and the Toledo Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be presenting a Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Power Hour Luncheon. Our Power Hour luncheon will be featuring panel dialogue on #PressforProgress surrounding discussion on how can we strengthen Women Economic Empowerment and gender equality in Greater Toledo?
WEE III 2017: Women Owned: 419Ed
Women of Toledo -HerHub project highlights local women-owned business leaders in a panel discussion around the joys and challenges of being a women entrepreneur in Toledo. Women Owned Businesses positively impacts inclusive economic growth empowering women within our community. Learn more and join the discussion.
WEE II 2017: Empowerment’s Principle
Discussion on Principle 2 and 6: Principle 2 -Treat all woman and men fairly at work- respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination. Principle 6- Promote Equality through community initiatives and advocacy. How it relates to Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) capacity on gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth for Toledo.
WEE I 2017: #ECWChampions
The Women’s Empowerment Principles can offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Developed through a partnership between UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices—or establishing new ones—to realize women’s empowerment. These principles help strengthen WEE.
WEE IV 2019: He for She
Men play a critical role in supporting and enabling women’s economic empowerment. Recent research highlights the significant gender gap in leadership and pay that persists across the business sector. HeForShe engages male CEOs and other leaders as champions for gender equality within their own organizations, encouraging them to question the status quo and commit to concrete action. On an individual level, HeForShe engages men to examine how their own personal and professional lives can better recognize, reduce, and redistribute care and responsibilities between the market and the state, between the household and the workplace, and between women and men.
WEE I 2020: Women, Money & Census
“Societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and economic life are more prosperous and peaceful.” -The Unites States 2017 National Security Strategy. Since the Census Bureau derives gender-specific data from several surveys and the decennial census and produces many reports that contain data on women. How are these data impacted women and money in community, marketplace and workplace?
WEE II 2020: Celebrating Generations of Ordinary Women doing Extraordinary Things.
WEE III 2020: Women's Equality Day
WEE IV 2020: HeForShe