Posts in Category: Gender

Let Women Show You Who They Are, and Change Will Happen 

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Tarana Amini, the human resources manager for IESC’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises Program in Kabul. We discussed how she started her career, what it’s like to work in Afghanistan as a woman, and how she sees the future of women’s equality in Afghanistan.

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Narcisa Bautista, the Legacy of a Woman Who Knocked Down Walls 

by Riamny Méndez Narcisa Bautista recalls that in 1981 when she began working as a secretary at a produce export business in La Vega, Dominican Republic, there were no women in charge of such export... read more
 

Workforce Development for Women in Nigeria Requires a Cultural Shift 

05-Mar-2017 Categories: Gender International Women's Day

Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, with a GDP of more than $500 billion, and yet women face systemic challenges which prevent their participation in the economy. 

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Powered by Chocolate, Women Drive Community Change  

The smell of chocolate in the air is heady, even a bit distracting, as I sit down to talk with about 10 women who run Chocolala and Chocal, two factories in the northern Altamira region of Dominican Republic. 

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Two IESC Field-Based Staff Members Earn University Degrees  

24-Feb-2016 Categories: Gender Liberia Our Impact Youth
Jackie Howard (left) and Caroline Flowers (right) pose with their BBA diplomas. In 2012, Caroline Flowers and Jackie Howard spotted a flyer at their university—a flyer that... read more