Interview Series

We are delighted to debut the a series of 10 WEE Forum Interviews, highlighting several conference themes from financial inclusion to technology to scaling social empowerment.

Cindy Drakeman

CEO, DoubleXEconomy

What is the significance of the theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment,” and why is it important to you personally?


Anna Mecagni

Director Program Design and Development, Women for Women International

What distinguishes the challenges women face in the pursuit of financial inclusion?


Wade Channell

Senior Economic Growth Advisor, USAID

What drives you most to fight for Women’s Economic Empowerment?


Sarah Hendriks

Director of Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

How can the fight for Women’s Economic Empowerment be scaled beyond market and economic programming to the wider global community?