Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Building Female Youth Managers and Leaders in Bangladesh, Egypt and Myanmar

Sara Seavey, Shahida Begum, Sarah Moorcroft
Save the Children, MEDA
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Sep 26, 2018

Global research (World Economic Forum, McKinsey, PwC) shows employers and markets across sectors and countries would benefit from more female management and leadership. More attention needs to be paid to young female workers in low-resource countries who have the potential, but are denied the opportunity, to advance as managers and leaders. What practical solutions can support their career progression?  The session included three programs that prepare deprived young women to become effective managers and leaders, where they work in factories, micro and small farm enterprises, and in communities, from countries where social and professional norms are stacked against them: Bangladesh, Egypt and Myanmar.