Welcome to 'Barriers and Risks for Women Participation in Jobs Generated during Construction and Operation' discussion thread. The featured experts are Josefina Posadas, Elena Bardasi, and Katherine Heller who will be providing their views and inputs throughout the week. Their bios are below and we look forward to engaging in discussion with you.
Josefina Posadas | firstname.lastname@example.org
Josefina is an Economist at the Gender and Development Group of the Poverty Reduction Network in the World Bank. She holds a Ph.D. from Boston University and has previously taught at the National University of La Plata (in Argentina) and worked at the Inter-American Development Bank. Her analytic training is in the field of labor economics, with work on female labor force participation, gender wage gap, entrepreneurship, and intra-household allocation of resources.
Elena Bardasi | email@example.com
Elena is Senior Economist in the Gender Unit of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management network at the World Bank. Her current work focuses on female entrepreneurship and gender issues in the labor market. She has been writing and publishing on issues related to informal labor markets, time use, female employment, female entrepreneurship, wage differentials, and occupational segregation. She has contributed to The Africa Competitiveness Report and to several Investment Climate Assessments of Sub-Saharan African countries and has recently co-edited a special issue on Female Entrepreneurship in Small Business Economics. Prior to her current position, she was Senior Economist at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex (UK), working on issues of labor market dynamics, poverty dynamics, poverty in old age, and family policies in OECD countries. Bardasi earned her PhD in Economics from the European University Institute.
Katherine Heller | firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Heller is a Social Development Specialist, focusing on the social and gender dimensions of energy and the extractive industries. Her experience in the sector spans Africa, Asia, the South Pacific and the Caribbean, including Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago. Her expertise includes work on the gendered impacts of operations and benefit sharing, capacity building and local supply chain development, gender dimensions of rural energy, and participatory monitoring of the public and private sectors. She is an author and contributor to several publications on corporate-community interface in the extractives
sector, and on gender and the extractive industries, including recent publications on the gender dimensions of artisanal and small-scale mining, and on gender dimensions of the oil and gas sectors.