How One Young Leader is Helping Women Economically Empower Themselves
Annick Thiombiano, a Women Deliver Young Leader, serves on the board of an African NGO called Buayaba, which provides economic training, resources, and opportunities to young women in Burkina Faso. Annick shares her thoughts and insights on women’s economic empowerment and why this issue is everyone’s business.
Women Deliver: Annick — how did you come to be so passionate about the issue of economic empowerment as a young woman in Burkina Faso?
Annick Thiombiano: Someone who is economically dependent is not free. He or she is not free to act, to talk, or even free to live. Economic empowerment has to be a core objective that we focus on, especially in developing countries where the rate of poverty is high and so many people lack access to basic necessities, like food. I’m a 24 year old young woman who studied Business Administration, and I have been able to empower myself. I want to help ensure that others have that chance.
Read the full interview here.