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Assessing the Global & Local Landscape of Women’s Economic Empowerment

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gender inequality in the workplace has become a highly visible topic in recent years. However, it seems to be primarily geared towards large U.S. corporations. And other countries and sectors of the U.S. economy, appear to be missed. Cue in local entrepreneur Eugenia Podesta, Director of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship at Vital Voices Global Partnership (an international women’s leadership NGO based in Washington DC) and co-founder of Synergy Coworking. Based on her work/life experience, Eugenia will shed light on some of the barriers women entrepreneurs face across the globe and Vital Voices’ approach to address them, the VV GROW Fellowship. Being an entrepreneur herself, she will also share her experience here, locally, in Madison, WI and what she and co-owner Spencer Hudson are trying to achieve through Synergy Coworking.

About Gina:
Gina holds a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, M.A. in Latin American Studies, and J.D. from UW-Madison.

A master of straddling different spheres, Gina channels over 15 years of nonprofit, international development and tourism experience into her role as co-founder of Synergy Coworking. She is passionate about each professional hat she wears—a female entrepreneur; a Director of economic empowerment and entrepreneurship at Vital Voices Global Partnership (an international NGO based in Washington DC); and a local business mentor. “I love seeing people succeed and excel. I am a problem solver and am passionate about sharing information, knowledge and skills, and connecting people to others that can contribute to their growth. I see opportunity everywhere.” Off the clock, Gina soaks up time with her family, enjoys being outdoors, culinary adventures and finding beauty in unexpected places.

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March 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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