IWTT's policies work to find strategic insights and solutions to issues related to women and girls. Programs and initiatives are implemented through the International Women's Center and are designed to have broad outreach.
Supporting a nurturing and stimulating environment for children is fundamental to ensuring that women are economically, emotionally, and socially empowered.
Women's Empowerment (WE) is IWTT's focus, and we will continue to develop best ways to support the empowerment of women and girls. We will explore ways in which we can strengthen WE beyond forums and training programs. The wellbeing of the child is critical to the empowerment of the woman/family. Child wellbeing is not just a local or national issue, it is an international issue an "everyone's issue". The COVID-19 pandemic has brought this issue to the forefront and there are opportunities to further empower women.
Announcement: IWTT has pioneered the Sister School collaboration between Baltimore, Maryland based Western High School, the oldest all girls public high school in the USA and the Sister School Global Initiative of Lagos, Nigeria. The initial African school to begin this collaboration with Western is the Federal Government Girls College, Shagamu. The purpose of the collaboration is to prepare young women for future global leadership roles by expanding their understanding of diverse world cultures.
Child Well-Being strengthens the empowerment of women and their families.
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“From Good to Great” is the theme of IWTT’s Leadership and Training Platform. We believe that training is a valuable tool for women’s empowerment and opening the doors to leadership for women will greatly impact the world’s economic and social outcomes.
As women everywhere step into leadership roles, working to improve their communities, and contributing to innovations in science, the arts, business and governance; ultimately becoming “agents of change"; IWTT will continue to bring together sector leaders for best advice, insights and practices.
We address the woman holistically through various empowerment trainings held quarterly.
Supporting women and girls in STEM is an essential part of IWTT's strategy to increase the number of STEM superstars who are destined to make major scientific and technological breakthroughs.
Technology is present in almost every aspect of present day life, and as we continually face the benefits and challenges of a globalized world; and to meet the demands of a knowledge-based economy, STEM knowledge and skills grow in importance.
Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. STEM careers offer women the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting realms of discovery and technological innovation. Increasing opportunities for women in these fields is an important step towards realizing greater economic success and equality for women across the board.
The strategy for economic empowerment of women is good for everyone; families, communities, corporations and governments; yet it is the missing link for sustainable development. Women reinvest incomes into their households for food, housing and education; these are critical factors to reducing poverty. Empowering their participation in entrepreneurship and economic development greatly enhances productivity and fosters sustainable economic growth.
Women entrepreneurs play a pivotal role in the industrial, agriculture and service sectors of economies. IWTT’s Entrepreneurial & Economic Development Program provides the tools necessary to move towards economic empowerment and inclusive growth.
Increasing the number of women entrepreneurs involved in starting new businesses and providing support to existing entrepreneurs is critical to support, create and sustain markets
Agriculture Research & Development
The focus on agriculture is bigger than ever. Globally governments are introducing various plans for farmers which helps them to work better with modern technologies.
The environment, food security, self-sufficiency, food quality and health quality are major concerns being addressed by governments and these areas provide great opportunities for innovation and advancement.
Science and technology solutions are critical to meeting growing demand for food, maintaining market competitiveness and adapting to and mitigating climate change. Agricultural research helps generate new technologies and improved policies--key drivers of growth in agricultural productivity and resilience.
Women in Agriculture - "The New Rich Oil" is our tagline to advance the importance and value of women in agriculture.
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