The Impact of Microfinancing on Women in Developing Countries
10 Winter Place
15 November 2012 - 16 November 2012
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Organizer: United Nations Association of Greater Boston
Join us for a presentation and discussion of how successful micro-finance programs help empower women across the globe, including an in depth look at micro-finance operations in Bolivia. The Women's Forum at the United Nations Association of Greater Boston is honored to welcome the following presenters for this event: Willow Shire, Executive consultant at UNICEF. Ms. Shire's consulting work has focused on corporate governance, leadership, development and organizational change. She is a board member of U.S. Fund for UNICEF New England and co-chairs the Bolivian Communal Banking Project. Erica Eurkus, Senior Director for External Affairs of Acción. Within her work as a member of the Resource Development team, Erika has over a decade of experience developing and growing lending programs, raising loans and operating capital, and launching a variety of corporate partnerships. The Women's Forum @ United Nations Association of Greater Boston seeks to raise awareness about the issues facing women in developing countries and to engage the Boston community about solutions and programs that work. The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) is dedicated to building a strong grassroots network of global citizens in the Boston area. From middle school students to business leaders, we facilitate dialogue and offer educational programs in the community and in the classroom to a broad cross-section of the New England community. For over 60 years, we have translated the UN's work into local action, and today engage more than 5,000 participants annually. Visit www.unagb.org for more information.