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A Word with Aleem Jivraj

Posted 15 March 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently, Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, spoke with Aleem Jivraj, Chief Operating Officer, Global Markets Asia ex-Japan and Global FX & Emerging Markets, Nomura, and Co-Chair of EMpower’s Hong Kong Board of Directors. They spoke about gender equity, EMpower’s new campaign in Asia, and why he’s such an avid supporter of this work.

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Breaking the Bias in Big and Small Ways

Posted 07 March 2022 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

{image:url:description} The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “breaking the bias.” This is a principle that underpins the work that so many of our grantee partners—around the world—are doing every day. Stereotypes and prejudice about what girls can—and should—be doing have a huge impact on their lives and prospects. Sometimes these limited beliefs are blatant, and other times they manifest as unconscious biases. But the result is the same: girls’ and women’s opportunities for learning, working, and leading safe and healthy lives are significantly diminished. But our grantee partners are working to change this, in both big and small ways, in underserved communities in emerging market countries. They are helping to ensure girls and young women can express themselves, learn, realise their dreams, and go beyond the limited expectations that society has for them.

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A Word with Kristin Ceva

Posted 16 February 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently, Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, spoke with Kristin Ceva, Managing Director at Payden & Rygel, member of EMpower’s Board of Directors in the United States, and expert on emerging markets debt and global fixed income. They spoke about blazing trails, women investors, and more.

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EMpower Hong Kong Board Awards $671,000 in Grants

Posted 31 January 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently, EMpower and its HK Board approved $671,000 in 12 grants to grantee partners in emerging market countries. The board approved 6 grants totaling $510,000, and an additional $161,000 in 6 grants was approved internally.

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A Word with Jeremy Llewelyn

Posted 19 January 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently, Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, spoke with Jeremy Llewelyn, Chair of EMpower’s Joint Executive Committee, former UK Board Chair and a lifelong emerging market investor.

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New Portfolio to Support Organisations Led by Most Marginalised

Posted 19 January 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

EMpower recently launched its Circle Portfolio, which focuses on local organisations in emerging market countries with lived experience leadership—the leaders of the organisations come from and/or live in the communities they serve, and many are girls, young, indigenous, LGBTQI, and/or living with a disability. We are intentionally scouting out and increasing support for these organisations, which are close to and best understand how to meet the needs of those most marginalised, yet tend to have less access to funding, tools, or resources. We provide what is most useful to them: more flexible funding and capacity strengthening.

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