Economic Development Through Art : Women, Gender & Environment
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Small-scale artisans are an important source of economic growth and sustainable livelihood development of great social and cultural significance around the world. Amanda Zehner, founder and owner of Living Threads Company, will discuss the role that business owners, development practitioners, and consumers can play in generating sustainable progress toward solving the challenges these artisans face and improving livelihoods around the world. Ms. Zehner is a Virginia Tech alumna with extensive experience working internationally, including service in the Peace Corps in West Africa. This event is part of the Women and Gender in International Development series and is free and open to the public.