Georgetown receives $1 million grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Friday, August 17, 2018
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Society (link is external) (GIWPS) and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (link is external) (GSEI) at the McDonough School of Business have been awarded a $1 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. This marks the second time the foundation has partnered with these two Georgetown entities to expand knowledge on workforce issues and women’s economic mobility. The foundation aims to help build thriving communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility, including workforce development and education, basic needs, and community development. Ambassador and Executive Director of GIWPS Melanne Verveer says the grant will enable the development of major research on how to create economic opportunities for women in fragile states. It will also support a Bank of America Research Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year, Raiyan Kabir (MPP’17), as well as a Research Fellow for 2019-2020. During the first phase of its research, GIWPS will focus on successful interventions to increase women's economic empowerment in conflict-affected nations. The study will launch at the Bank of America conference on women’s entrepreneurship in Dublin, Ireland, this fall.