Past Event

Women in the Workforce Lifting Economies

March 24, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Wednesday, March 24
7:00 - 8:00 pm Amman
1:00 - 2:00 pm New York

UNICEF's Middle East and North Africa Region COVID-19 2020 report estimates that approximately 11 million full-time jobs were lost in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the OECD, the socio-economic fallout of the crisis are particularly severe for women in the MENA region. As existing gender inequalities in economic growth are exacerbated, women are experiencing greater regression in employment and instability in income generation. This webinar seeks to highlight women’s current experiences in the Jordanian economy and promote a rethinking of women’s roles. Panelists will discuss how to maximize women’s impact and resilience in Jordan’s long-term recovery.


Fida Taher, Managing Partner, Amam Ventures
Muna Sukhtian, Managing Director, MicroFund for Women
Salma Nims, Secretary-General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women’s Affairs
Reem Aslan, Technical Gender Specialist at International Labour Organization, Regional Office for Arab States

Welcome remarks by Hanya Salah, Deputy Director, Columbia Global Centers | Amman

Moderated by Mary Nazzal, Chairperson of 17 Ventures and Founder of Landmark Hotels