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19 June



Webinar: “Conversations with Women in the Gig Economy”


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (India Standard Time)

Zoom Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and livelihoods worldwide. Among those affected are service providers and sellers that rely on digitally mediated platforms to connect them to consumers. But the pandemic’s impact has, and will for some time to come, vary across different kinds of gig work. Social distancing norms, for instance, will have a greater impact on location-based gig work than cloud-based freelance work, or other forms of gig work that allow individuals to work from home.

Against this backdrop of the differential impacts of COVID-19 on gig workers, how have and will women gig workers/sellers fare? This webinar will bring the voices of some women entrepreneurs that have leveraged platforms to build their livelihoods to the forefront. Participants will hear how women gig-workers, platforms and experts assess the current and future impact of the pandemic on gig work.

The speakers are:

Himanshu Wardhan
Managing Director,
Etsy India

Aditi Surie
Consultant, Academics and Research,
Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Funda Ustek-Spilda
Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Manager,
Fairwork Foundation

Kriti Jindal
Seller with Etsy India

Welcome note:
Gillian Dowie
Senior Program Officer,
Employment and Growth,
International Development Research Centre

Sabina Dewan
President and Executive Director,
JustJobs Network


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