LinkedIn, UN Women to create employment opportunities for women
Employment opportunities for women – The largest professional network in the world, LinkedIn, said on Wednesday that it will cooperate with UN Women and invest USD 5,00,000 (Rs 3.88 crore) to enhance women’s economic empowerment.
In order to develop the digital, soft, and employability skills of 2,000 women, the project will launch a pilot in Maharashtra, according to a statement. The project will also provide these women with a variety of career-building opportunities through job fairs, mentoring sessions, and peer-to-peer networks.
The three-year regional partnership would upskill women in the digital realm, giving them more employment opportunities and enabling them to engage fully in the formal economy, it stated.
“We are thrilled to engage with UN Women to collaboratively work towards enhancing female representation and professional diversity across the region’s workforce by investing in the upskilling and economic empowerment of women. By bringing women closer to the relevant skills and resources, we want to build a more fair and all-inclusive talent landscape,” stated Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager.
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The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a collection of practical guidelines for businesses on how to advance gender parity and women’s empowerment in the workplace, market, and community, will serve as the foundation for the cooperation.
In order to bring together partners to assist women’s economic empowerment, UN Women and LinkedIn will take advantage of the online platform and institutional knowledge.
To achieve widely equitable opportunities and outcomes for women and men in the workplace, they will collaborate on advocacy campaigns and events and bring together significant partners from their separate networks.
UN Women will also make use of its partnerships to provide young women with entry-level positions across industries, with an emphasis on using the LinkedIn network and establishing contacts.
In an increasingly digital world, women and girls frequently do not have the same access to or quality of education as men and boys do. As a result, they occasionally have fewer opportunities for employment. In actuality, over the past two years, the disparate effects of COVID-19 have only made this opportunity disparity for women and girls wider.
After the 15-month pilot, UN Women and LinkedIn will take the lessons gained and evaluation feedback into account to make any necessary improvements to the programmes before expanding them to other Asia-Pacific nations where UN Women is present.