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Building a digital mentoring ecosystem to support young women’s transition to work in India
Even as ever greater numbers of young women reach tertiary education in India, women’s labor force participation – one of the lowest in the world – has declined over the past 15 years. It is imperative to reverse this decline at this critical time of India’s social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Young women from marginalized backgrounds face intersecting challenges due to the triple impact of a skills deficit, a network gap, and restrictive gender norms. On December 2, Echidna Global Scholar, Arundhuti Gupta, will lead a workshop focused on how India can build a digital mentoring ecosystem that facilitates skills exchange, network expansion, and role-modelling of gender transformative social norms at scale, to tackle all three problems.

Gupta will be joined by Hana Brixi, Global Director for Gender, at the World Bank, and Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana for Department of Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C), and Industries and Commerce (I&C), to discuss the role of mentorship in supporting young women’s labor force participation. The workshop will also include opportunities for networking and audience interaction.

Dec 2, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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