Global Issues Webinars

Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health

Our on-demand SSIR Live! webinars are offered every 4-6 weeks, and feature the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s most provocative and important topics. Webinars are available for purchase on-demand 12 months after the date of the live event.

The Hidden Financial Lives of America’s Poor & Middle Class, Part I

January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Jonathan Morduch, Rachel Schneider, H. Luke Shaefer, & Diana Elliott

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on The Hidden Financial Lives of America’s Poor and Middle Class.

What are the implications of the U.S. Financial Diaries and other recent research and how can they provide insight to help families escape poverty, build stability, move up the ladder, and invest in the future? The first webinar in this series will discuss the results and implications of new research into the hidden financial lives of low- and moderate-income American households and delve into the effects of income volatility, how families are adjusting to this volatility, and the gaps in current programs and policies.

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Corporations and NGOs: Empowering Women Globally

July 21, 2015 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Marissa Wesely, Dina Dublon, Daniel Jae-Won Lee, & Muadi Mukenge

This webinar is part of a two-webinar package on Advancing Women.

With growing data on the powerful impacts of increased gender equality in various spheres, many global corporations are creating programs designed to empower women economically to improve the quality of their supply chains, enhance their access to talent, and increase the productivity of their workforce. Yet, for economic empowerment programs to create sustainable and transformative change in women’s lives—and have lasting effect for business—they need to address other underlying issues that prevent women from realizing their full potential as economic agents, including control over reproductive health, access to childcare, voice in family and community, enforceable property rights, and protection from violence. One effective way to do this is to work with a group of NGOs that corporations often overlook: grassroots women’s organizations (GWOs) that have been working for many years in complex local contexts to empower women and advance women’s rights. This webinar will explore finding the right partner, building effective partnerships, and evaluating the social and business impacts of these programs. This webinar is for corporate leaders seeking innovative ways to make their women’s empowerment programs more impactful, GWO leaders exploring paths to engage with the corporate sector, and others interested in effective models of cross-sector collaboration and/or women’s rights and empowerment issues globally.

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