Putting gender equality at the heart of the wellbeing economy

Event Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020

Join Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi in discussion with policy experts, on what a gender-equal economy with wellbeing at its core might look like.

The Women’s Budget Group invites you to join this webinar, on Wednesday 24 June, 1-2pm BST, where investigative journalist Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi will be chairing a discussion on what a gender-equal economy with wellbeing at its core might look like. This is the second webinar in our series for the Women’s Budget Group’s Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy, where we delve into some of the bigger questions arising from the discussions that have taken place throughout the Commission, exploring what a gender-equal economy could look like.

Book your place here.

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, there has been increasingly vocal public support for a focus on wellbeing as we recover and rebuild the UK economy. In this webinar, we want to ask what a wellbeing economy is, and whether it is compatible with a gender-equal economy. We will explore lessons learned from the experiences of Wales, Scotland and New Zealand with regard to wellbeing, and what the potential pitfalls of a wellbeing economy might be, from a gender equality perspective.

Join Dr Katherine Trebeck (Wellbeing Economy Alliance) Rachelle Earwaker (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) Dr Angela O’Hagan (Wise Centre for Economic Justice, and Natasha Davies (Chwarae Teg) as they discuss the concept of a wellbeing economy, and reflect on lessons learned from Wales, Scotland and New Zealand.

The Commission on a Gender Equal Economy is working to proactively develop alternative economic policies to promote gender equality across the four nations of the UK. The final report of the Commission will be launched in autumn 2020. Follow the discussion online using #WBGCommission

You will need to book you space as spaces are limited. Book here.

Participants may find it useful to read this paper, which Dr Katherine Trebeck wrote for the Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy’