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WEE News: January 5-18

See what’s going on in women’s economic empowerment news (January 4-18, 2017)

women's economic empowerment in the news

Executive Director of UN Women to put women’s economic empowerment at top of WEF Davos 2017 agenda 1/17/2017 WeAreTheCity

The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017, in Davos, kicks off today which will feature UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, discussing women’s economic empowerment.

College Freshman Joins UN Program To Champion The Economic Empowerment Of Women 1/11/2017 GirlTalkHQ

Ivanka Trump Meets With Top Executives To Help Her Focus On Women’s Economic Empowerment 1/13/2017 Fortune

Video – How Ivanka Trump will push for policies that benefit women and girls 

Women’s March Launches Global Mission For Equality 1/13/2017 HuffPost

Women’s Business Development Center Names New President 1/10/2017 EconoTimes

Former Deputy Director of Commerce and Executive Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity for the City of Philadelphia, Angela Dowd-Burton, assumes the role beginning this week.

Study finds rural women in five countries spend more time than men caring for others 1/13/2017

This Goldman Sachs Partner Will Advise Donald Trump on Women’s Issues 1/12/2017 Fortune

Dina Powell is reportedly joining Donald Trump’s White House as a senior advisor. Powell declined to confirm the report. Fortune has reached out to Trump’s transition team for comment and will update this story with any response.

Vallejo businesswoman tapped to participate in women’s empowerment campaign 1/11/2017 Times Herald Online

Roxana Damas, founder and CEO of Vallejo-based Diversity RD Global, is one of 170 women selected from more than 4,000 worldwide applicants, to represent Empower Women Champions, a United Nations organization advocating for women’s economic empowerment.

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