Mina will be presenting her paper “An empowering workplace? Women workers’ experiences in Kenyan agricultural export industries”. at the Annual International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) Symposium at Nottingham University on Thursday the 20th of June. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Gender and Responsible Business”.
Mina’s paper draws from her research on Female Empowerment within Global Value Chains by analysing how a Best Practice Horticultural Firm in Kenya has integrated Gender issues into their CSR strategy, providing lessons on how empowerment can be facilitated by companies operating within GVCs. It also identifies some positive changes as well as challenges to empowerment from the perspective of women workers.