As some of us set asail to build our careers in Economics and Policy, we noticed competitiveness, secrecy, mistrust, and fear in others to share what they knew. People wanted to win at each other’s expense, and we sensed an unconscious bias against women in the field. We also observed that our research interests were around gender issues, and hence decided to set up this group.
Our vision for the group is for it to disrupt the status quo in favour of a culture of empathy, co-learning, and democratized access to knowledge, industry insights, skills, and people, where one won't be laughed at for not knowing something. We are a personal + professional support group for the fabulous women in Economics and Policy across the world, for them to be able to openly share their challenges that are unique to being a woman in the field and help each other grow. We seek to build an environment that promotes collaboration over toxic competitiveness.
Some broad areas of interest that bind everyone together are Development Economics, Informing Policy, Governance; Public Health, Environment, and even Behavioural Economics. We currently have over 300 members, and are extremely excited to see how the group grows!