Behind the Mission: Race and Gender at the World Bank Group

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Behind the Mission: Race and Gender at the World Bank Group

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To commemorate International Women’s Day ​and affirm the World Bank Group’s strong commitment ​to continuously foster gender equity and eradicate racism not only within the Bank Group but also in its client countries, this episode of Behind the Mission series will feature Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel, Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank, and Chair of the World Bank Group Taskforce on Racism.

Tune in to hear Sandie Okoro's insights on the intersectionality of race and gender, as well as her experiences and advice on having a career in international development. 

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Tue, 03/16/2021 - 10:27
David Clothier

Great question, Samantha! Culture has lead to many misunderstandings
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:42
Monica Oldham

The WBG has individuals from literally thousands of colleges and universities around the world.
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:32
Mmesoma

What opportunities are available for people above 32?
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:27
Anne Marie Ortega y Milanesi

Very powerful your comments
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:27
Avni

Hi, what is the entry level program for ages under 32? thanks.
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:23
Anne Marie Ortega y Milanesi

Education and more education to eliminate discrimination and create more awareness
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:13
Rowan Rockafellow - CGD

I understand that the World Bank pursues ambitious policies to promote diversity and inclusion at an organizational level, but I'd like to learn more about how the bank interacts with local communities in the locations where it has offices. In Washington, D.C. for example, a majority black city, what does the Bank do to attract and recruit members of local marginalized communities? How does it ensure members of those communities are offered equal opportunities for career advancement?
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:13
Adriana Costa Lira

Congratulations on your wonderful career, Sandie! We are lucky to have you at the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development! I hope you can come to Brazil one day to inspire the millions of girls and women who live in a country with terrible statistics of violence against women.
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:12
Anne Marie Ortega y Milanesi

Congratulations Dra. Okoro of your testimonyI was reading about you..So inspirational!! Your storyAll Women must work for equitable treatment and differences and diversities should be celebrated and respected
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:12
Samantha See

In the world where language can still act as a barrier, and where translations may ended up forgoing the real meaning behind the messages being conveyed, would you kindly advise on the approach to bridging the language barrier, as well as body languages to appear open and understanding towards potential misunderstandings?Thank you kindly, Samantha See
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:05
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Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:24
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Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:24
Mmesoma Faith Ihegazie

Talking about ending poverty, has the World Bank considered or is it already using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) approach to poverty eradication? And what has been the recorded difference from monetary approach?It is my passion to join in this mission to end poverty in the world through the World Bank platform. I have been a contributor to the World Bank 'Enabling the Business of Agriculture' in Nigeria.
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:22
Patricia Boshe

What is the ultimate objective? To have as many black women on Board as a'visual' representation of race and gender or to represent their Interests in the World Bank mission & activities - to give them platform to air and advance their interests?
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:22
Joan Monyo Boyle

How does working at an NGO differ to working in a bank for a woman who is racially and ethnically diverse, is there greater gender parity compared to the city of London and do you have greater opportunities and the ability to influence for future female leaders?
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:22
Mitzie Smith

Hi I'm very interested in community development especially in the development and empowerment of women and children because I believe that's the key to national development, crime reduction and economic growth. Does the World Bank give training in community development (for me) and grant funding for the project ?
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:21
Thamsanqa Robert Ncube

Comments: Ourr collective commitment to the 17 Global Goals is our most important defense in ensuring that the benefits of our modernizing world are shared among all nations and people and not just by the priviledged few. These goals are intended to serve the interest of woman, man, and child on our planet. And that means that achieving these goals is up to all of us. This has to be an international movement - a coming together of people and a rallying around common cause on a global scale. I believe that UNESCO through its specialized expertise in education, the sciences, culture, communication, information and development, is very well positioned to suppot countries in making these Global Goals a reality for all.From: Thamsanqa Robert Ncube Country: South AfricaOrganization: (UNESCO) United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. Designation: Global NGOEmail Address: thamsanqarobertncube@yahoo.com
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:21
Abubakar Idris Ali

I will like to know what the World Bank Group is doing to ensure equal opportunities for all. For me that has been looking for an opportunity to exercise my professional and managerial skills, this will help.
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 14:21
Unoma

I will very much want to work for the World Bank. However as a female Lawyer working in a Bank in Nigeria without an experience working in an international organization, what options are available to me? What skills would the recruiter in the World Bank look out for?
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:44
Shreya

How can an organisation as broad as the World Bank aim to achieve an ideal mix of people representing different opinions based on race, gender and nationality? Is an ideal mix possible?
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 12:44
Maria

Which are the advices you can give to a Europen lawyer with a civil law system background to be able to be considered for an interview? What should we highlight in our CV? How a person can get noticed by the recruiter if she/he has never worked for an international organisation? Which are the best skills you look for in the member of the teamof your department?
Mon, 03/01/2021 - 19:07
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Wed, 02/10/2021 - 20:27
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