From the Ground Up: Profiles of Women Advancing Local Economies
From the Ground Up highlights the stories of 13 Global Women in Management (GWIM) workshop alumni hailing from around the globe. CEDPA’s proven GWIM workshop, first offered in 1978, is a month-long training for mid-level women managers from nongovernmental organizations. The workshop is designed to build on participants’ leadership potential and to strengthen project management and technical skills needed to run any organization. The stories included in this publication are borrowed from formal case studies conducted as part of the GWIM program evaluation. Some of the alumni teach vocational skills that help fellow women earn a living. Some mobilize women to participate more actively in policy making. One even ran for public office after her workshop experience. These profiles illustrate how strengthening the capacity of women leaders at the grassroots level can change lives and advance economies through bolstering the reach of community and national level organizations. Note: Save file onto your computer to download publication. Opening directly in your internet browser will result in an unreadable file.
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Date Published: 10 November 2010
Document Type: Research Report
Issue: Advocacy & Policy, Capacity Building, Democracy & Governance, Leadership Development, Social Mobilization, Training, Women’s Rights
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