Why should companies support childcare in Myanmar?

A new study by IFC in Myanmar reveals that lack of childcare support and low awareness among businesses is a key barrier to increasing women’s participation in Myanmar’s labor force. Addressing this challenge, the findings of the report aim to support Myanmar businesses by highlighting the benefits of employer-supported childcare. While Myanmar’s business landscape is rapidly changing, options for...view more

About the Presenters

Ellen Maynes

Ellen works in Myanmar and across the Pacific to help businesses close employment gaps between men and women. Ellen joined IFC with more than 20 years experience working across the private and not for profit sectors in the Asia Pacific and Europe. Originally from Australia, Ellen started her career in marketing and worked for twelve years for global brands like Ford in Australia and Volkswagen in Ireland. Ellen provided strategic advisory and business development to grow client business profitability. After studying her Masters in International Development, Ellen returned to Melbourne to apply her business acumen to the INGO World Vision. Ellen worked in Strategic Projects and Corporate Partnerships at World Vision Australia for several years. More recently, Ellen has worked as an independent consultant and gender adviser for various organizations including the Hilton Hotel Group Myanmar, International Media Support, Chulalongkorn University and Engineers Without Borders. Ellen’s qualifications include a Bachelor Business (Marketing) and Master of International Development from RMIT University in Melbourne. In 2016, Ellen was awarded the Naohiro Tsuchiya Endowed World Peace Scholarship and completed the Rotary Global Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

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- Mar 28, 2020
Childcare is an important issue in Myanmar!


- Mar 20, 2020
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