Women Economic Conference 2021
With women making up over half of Kenyaâs population, their subpar representation in the national economic sphere is less than acceptable. Furthermore, women own and run more than 50 percent of all the informal businesses in Kenya making them invaluable economic drivers. This however, is not adequately quantified in the countryâs GDP which speaks of their unrealized economic potential. Although there has been support for the empowerment of women which can be seen through different initiatives by the Government of Kenya both at National and County levels, there remain gaps making it difficult for women to participate effectively in the economic development of the Country.
The Women and Economy conference aims to shed light on these and other issues impacting women in Kenyaâs economy and to become a long-term change agent towards the realization of the true economic potential of Kenya's women