2018 Worker WellBeing

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WWB Champions 

 

DANIEL LEE

Levi Strauss Foundation

Daniel Lee is the Executive Director of the Foundation, a position he has held since October 2008. His service at the Foundation began in 2003 and has included roles as Program Manager for the Asia Pacific Division in Singapore and Director of Global Grantmaking Programs. During his tenure, the Foundation’s signature initiatives have included “Pioneers in Justice,” equipping next-generation social justice leaders in San Francisco to amplify their reach and impact through the power of technology and networks; and “Improving Worker Well-being,” spurring partnerships with the company, its key suppliers and local partners for social and business impact.

 

He is currently a Board member of the Council on Foundations, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Funders Concerned about AIDS. He is an International Advisory Board and former Board member of the Astraea Foundation, a member of the Asia-Oceania Advisory Council of the Global Fund for Women, and a founding board member of the Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was the Senior Program Officer for Asia Pacific at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. He received an AB magna cum laude in religion and history from Princeton University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

 It’s our mission to evangelize, make the connections, counsel and support across sectors, cultures, lines of power and industries — what’s good for people is good for business success.

 

 

 

KIM ALMEIDA

Levi Strauss Foundation

Kim Almeida joined the Foundation in 2012 and oversees its Worker Rights and Well-being portfolio. She previously served as the global research manager at UL Responsible Sourcing, following new developments in the corporate responsibility field and advising clients on how to manage labor challenges in their supply chains. She has conducted extensive research on the business case for responsible labor and managed grantmaking programs throughout Latin America for Nokia and the International Youth Foundation. She received a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology at The George Washington University and Master’s in International Development at the University of California, San Diego. She is fluent in English, Spanish and German and proficient in Portugese.

 

STAN WONG

Levi Strauss Foundation

Stan Wong joined the Foundation in December 2007. Based in Singapore, he oversees the HIV/AIDS advocacy portfolio in addition to managing philanthropic investments in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining LSF, he worked for a decade at The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), a leading HIV/AIDS research and advocacy organization, in global program and network development and physician education. He served as manager of program operations for amfAR’s Thailand regional office for three years before joining LSF. Stan received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1997.

 

GREG VAN KIRK

Convening designer and Lead facilitator,  NDSG 

Co-Founder and Executive Director of  Community Empowerment Solutions. Greg is an Ashoka Lemelson Fellow, Ashoka Globalizer and was recognized as Schwab Foundation “Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012 (Latin America)” at the World Economic Forum. Greg is the innovator who designed the MicroConsignment Model. He has served as a consultant for organizations such as USAID, Chemonics, VisionSpring, Soros Foundation, Church World Service, Inter-American Development Bank, IFC, Water For People and Fundacion Paraguaya in the US, Latin America and Africa.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

 17 years now I've been working to create change in marginalized communities around the world. In particular, our team has focused on getting solutions to "last mile" communities where oftentimes we are challenged with coming up with new and creative ways to get 20 or 25 community members together in one place. Designing solutions with and for workers means we have the opportunity to leverage factories and create impact for thousands of people at once.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to make change. And as a WWB Champion, my hope is that we can all work together to create a movement that can create a multiplier effect globally adding value to the lives of millions of workers and their families. The need is clear. This is the opportunity to do something about it at scale 

 

 

MADALINA BOUROS

Convening designer and facilitator, NDSG

Madalina has a high drive for social change and is dedicated to improving the lives at the Bottom of the Pyramid. She has a  MSc. in International Business and over 10 years of experience in social innovation design, strategy, and operations in multiple sectors and counties. Her experience includes close collaborations with IFC, Ashoka, Levi Strauss Foundation, IDB, Ashoka in Haiti, Turkey, Mexico, Egypt, Suriname, Denmark, the US. and Romania. Madalina led projects in the area of social entrepreneurship, improving worker well-being, micro-franchising, migrant workers rights, youth, and women empowerment.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

 I am using my skills and competencies to contribute to workers well being by working with multiple parts of the supply chain in a joint effort of addressing workers needs in a sustainable way. 

 

 

 

OLIVIA ZEYDLER

Convening designer and facilitator, NDSG

Olivia Zeydler is the Country Manager for Haiti and has led the local team to build innovative community development programs in the northeast of Haiti. Olivia has scaled this model to support CES in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and in global conferences related to social innovation, including the Fashion for Good Conference in 2017. Prior to joining CES, Olivia worked in business solutions to development with leading nonprofits such as TechnoServe and the Clinton Foundation, and with small-scale social enterprises in Haiti and Ecuador. Olivia graduated with B.A. Honours in International Development Studies from McGill University and is inspired by leveraging the market to create community-driven solutions to development.

 

MEG CAPSHEW

Convening designer and facilitator, NDSG

Meg Capshew is the Community Empowerent Solutions Country Leader for Ecuador. With the local team in Ecuador, Meg has led numerous groups of student entrepreneurs and implemented social innovations at the grassroots level focusing on vision and clean water solutions. Meg served as a Rotary Youth Ambassador in Lima, Peru and went on to graduate with honors from Indiana University. Before joining Community Empowerment Solutions in 2016, she served as the International Program Coordinator at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago and led various initiatives with a nonprofit in Cusco, Peru. Meg will pursue a Master's in Public Health and a specialization in health promotion later this year.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

 My commitment to universal and dignified access to healthcare and my passion for facilitating the sharing of best practices among like-minded colleagues makes me a worker well being champion.

 

 

CONOR BOYLE 

Head of Programme Development, Learning and Country Programmes at Better Work 

Conor Boyle is the Head of Programme Development, Learning and Country Programmes for Better Work, based in the International Labor Office (ILO) in Geneva. In his role, he is part of Better Work’s Senior Management Team and oversees the Better Work programmes in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt (pilot programme), Ethiopia, and Jordan. He is also responsible for the programme’s donor relations and learning strategies as well as collaboration within the ILO on Better Work’s influencing agenda. Prior to his role on the global team, Conor worked in Cambodia for the Better Factories Cambodia Programme, where he established the programme’s training and advisory services and played an active role to help develop the Better Work Global Programme. He also spent one year in Vietnam establishing Better Work Vietnam before moving to Geneva in 2009. Conor joined the ILO after 12 years working on capacity building and leadership programs for development, private and public sector staff and organisations in Cambodia, Tibet and Canada. His technical knowledge of working conditions in global supply chains spans a wide range of industries. While the vast majority of his experience involves work in the apparel, textiles and footwear industries, he also has practical experience in the pharmaceutical, aquaculture and electronics industries as well as in the forestry sector.

 

MINNA MAASKOLA 

Senior Technical Specialist - Training and Capacity Building at Better Work 

Minna is the Senior Technical Specialist leading the Training and Capacity Building activities at Better Work. She has been with the programme since 2007, the first three years Minna worked in Better Work Cambodia doing research on training and leading many of the innovative outreach and communication projects, while in Cambodia she also worked at IFC as an HR Consultant. Since then Minna has worked five years in the HQ in Geneva and now based in Bangkok leading the factory learning service and managing the corporate grants. She is an accredited MBTI practitioner and holds a master’s degree in Business and Economics with a specialization in CSR. Prior to Better Work, Minna worked in a Lawyer’s office in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

ONPREEYA CHITPAKDE

Programme Officer at Better Work 

Onpreeya is Programme Officer of Better Work Global Operations in Bangkok. She comes to Better Work from the Regional Skills Programme of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and the ILO-Japan Multi-bilateral Programme where she was also Programme Officer. Onpreeya has extensive experiences in working with international organisations. Prior to her work at the ILO and Better Work, she worked with the European Commission Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific for almost 9 years. She also had experiences in working with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, British Council, and a child-based international non-governmental organisation in the Philippines. Onpreeya has a master’s degree in international humanitarian assistance from the Faculty of Law, Aix-Marseille University in France; and a bachelor’s degree in international relations of the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University.

 

RATANA KHIEU 

Senior Project Officer, Garment Industry at CARE

Ratana working almost 10 years in community development, program management and capacity building. She has extensive background in design training manual by using participatory learning and action. She has been the main focal point for engagement with garment factory human resources managers on addressing sexual reproductive health, sexual harassment including nutrition in their factories through training, consultation and technical assistance.

Ratana holds masters degrees, in Public Health from International University in Cambodia.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Because the project:
1. Align the design and implementation the Sewing for a Brighter Future (SBF) project to IWWB focus areas cover economic empowerment, good health and well – being and quality and acceptance.
2. Dive greater ownership among factory management, set up and build capacities internal factory training team to understand worker program and contribute to the factory becoming a model vendor.

 

EBAA EL-KALAMAWI 

Health Programs Specialist at Center for Development Services 

Ebaa El-Kalamawi, a young health professional. I've been working in Center for Development Services, a development-oriented private sector company basing its HQ in Egypt, as a health programs specialist since 2016. My work responsibilities include designing health development projects and following up on their implementation with different partners, usually on a national scale. Since 2016, I have been in charge of following up on more than four projects' activities, two of which aim to improve worker's well-being with a successful outreach to 11 factories, 23 managers and an estimate of more than a 8000 male and female worker in Egypt.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Working on this project is the main reason I identify as WWB. Having worked with 23 managers of different factories that are working to improve their healthcare system for their workers felt fulfilling.

 

 

DR. MOHAMMAD FAROUK 

Head of Health Management and Research Unit, HMR at Center for Development Services 

Dr. Farouk is a medical doctor with a dual postgraduate specialization in Transfusion Medicine and Healthcare Business Administration from Cairo University, Egypt and Clarkson University, US, respectively. Over his career path in both governmental and private sectors, he developed a special interest and experience in research methodologies, healthcare policy, and public health. Among other posts during his 17+ years of experience in the development and blood transfusion fields, he served as the key expert for several EU technical assistance programs and Swiss Red Cross development projects in the MENA and Balkan regions. Currently he is heading the Health Management and Research unit at the Cairo-based CDS.

 

NAZNEEN C. HUQ

Chairperson at Change Associates Ltd.

Nazneen C. Huq, founded Change Associates Ltd. with a mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged people namely garment factory workers through building their capacities. 20 years of experience has given her the insight that an enabling environment needs to be created for workers through training management as well. Trained as an Architect, she has a unique background in designing and facilitating process oriented workshops /trainings/curriculums using participatory methods which provides her clients with business benefits. As Country Manager, HERproject- an initiative of BSR, aimed at creating awareness on health, finance and gender issues for workers, she is managing and facilitating partnerships between international companies and local manufacturers.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

I have been working in the apparel sector for a long time, whenever I interact with the workers I feel that if they were fortunate enough to get the opportunity that I got, they could have done far better than me - the least I can do is to support/educate them to live a better life with their families and children. Being a WWB Champion helps me to give back something to this society which is not at all fair in distributing resources and opportunities.


 

 

SHAMIM HOSSAIN

Team Leader at Change Associates Ltd.

Shamim Hossain is an inspired and hardworking development professional with a broad range of experience with social development organizations. He is passionate about issues related to research and development. He has started his career in 2008 with Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC as a Researcher where he has designed, implemented, managed various research projects on health related issues especially reproductive health and malaria, migration, urban poverty, street dwellers, women empowerment for BRAC programs. He has experienced in both quantitative and qualitative research. He has an academic and professional background both in social science and public health gives him an advantage in critically analyzing diverse socio-economic issues and managing with all the supports during each of the projects he has controlled. He has managed multiple social and development projects at a time with diversified sectors. He has motivated to publish research articles, editorials in different journals and newspapers on development issues.

 

He has strong leadership and interpersonal skills, based on which he has been able to successfully lead and manage all the teams involved in the research studies and projects ensuring the maintenance of timeline and quality. He has also worked with BRAC Urban Development Program as a Manager where he was responsible to oversee all research and evaluations and also manage special projects initiated by the program. Currently he is working for Change Associates as Team Leader. Hossain completed his graduation and post-graduation in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University and Masters of Public Health from American International University-Bangladesh. 

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

When I was researching RMG workers socio-economic conditions and in parallel developing a project for workers wellbeing under Urban Development Program of BRAC, I learned many about RMG workers in our country for the first time. I was also involved in a mapping study where I had a great chance to talk to many RMG workers, factory managements, representatives of trade unions as well as local and international NGO people who were working on RMG workers wellbeing. I, then realized that RMG workers are doing and contributing more than other group in our society to our economic growth, but they get returns a little, they do not be acknowledged from the state, the society or from the community for their efforts and contribution. Most of the time they neglected, their civic rights are not being ensured at all. They live in slums where life is really a struggle. I have talked many forums about RMG workers contribution and seek attention to do something for them. I was searching who is perfectly doing best in terms of WWB in our country, I have found CHANGE Associates who are doing the best in this sector with a proper approaches. Actually, I have just started, leading some projects for ensuring RMG workers some sort of wellbeing, trying to motivate factory managements to do more for their workers as they are their assets, always trying to understand workers ultimate needs and trying to reduce social stigmas related to RMG workers, especially women workers, trying to make change in this sector, finally sharing my views on WWB in forums where I do get chance to talk. In that sense, I chose myself as a WWB Champion.

 

 

 NHU "TRANG" NGUYEN

Director at Life Center

Trang worked for ten years with CARE in Vietnam designing and managing sexual/reproductive health and HIV/AIDS education and community development programs. During 2003-05, she was the Vietnam Program Coordinator of the Global Alliance for Workers and Communities program that positively impacts the lives of thousands of workers in the global supply change. In 2007, she co-founded LIFE Centre and has designed various HIV prevention projects for LGBT, grassroots women resilience building and worker wellbeing improvement projects that are funded by international donors including PEPFAR/USAID, GFATM, Levi Strauss Foundation, SIDA and corporates.

 

PHAM THI MINH NGUYET

Worker Support Program Officer at Life Center

She has been working as Senior Worker Well Being Officer at Life Center in Viet Nam. In this role, she works in close coordination with the stakeholders at factories to implement the project which involves planning, data management, providing support to the training for workers, conducting surveys and reporting.

 

Nguyet has been working for over 10 years in social development field with INGOs and gained several experiences on this field while working with vulnerable people as well as migrant workers in factories. Nguyet graduated from  Da Lat University, Viet Nam on Social Work and Community Development

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Become a WWB Champion, I have changes to work with relevant partners as an advocator for WWB program at the factory. This success will lead to increase their concern about WWB program by contributing their resources in any activity of this program at the factory.

 

 

 

TAMAR KOOSED 

Founder at Manaus

Tamar is CEO of MANAUS by day and co-founder of Save the Syrian Children by night and weekends. During the day, Tamar works with NGOs, governments and the private sector to evaluate their social impact, using data to drive more actionable and effective ways for organizations to better people’s lives. Some of Manaus’ clients include the Aids Healthcare Foundation, the UN Population Fund, UN Women, the US Department of State, the Coca-Cola Company, and the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Since 2014, she has worked with the Levi Strauss Foundation and Company to assist in the implementation of WWB, from drafting the WWB Guidebook to operationalizing the latest Harvard survey, she feels extremely privileged to be a part of the movement.

 

During her nights and weekends, after putting her two young children to bed, Tamar works alongside her husband to send life-saving medical aid to doctors in Syria. Combining both their professional skills, the couple built a well-vetted network of doctors and nurses to compile wish lists of medical supplies to avoid the deaths of women and children and establish a safe corridor for the delivery of these goods. Their focus is delivering aid to the heart of the Syrian conflict, where many large organizations are not operating. Since March 2017, when Save the Syrian Children’s first 40-foot container arrived in Syria, Tamar has been responsible for shipping over USD$130,939,326 in aid to Syria.

 

Tamar is originally from Brazil and has lived in Los Angeles for the last 16 years. She has a B.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California and a masters in international economics from the University of California, San Diego.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Because I care tremendously about WWB and hope to continue to learn from workers in the apparel supply chain in order for me to lead a better life and in turn be able to add value to theirs.

 

 

DAVID WOFFORD

Vice President at Meridian Groups

David Wofford is the VP for Public-Private Partnerships and had helped lead Meridian’s engagement with corporate and civil society partners. He currently implements the RAISE Health Initiative, which improves the health of women and men factory and agriculture workers in developing countries through changes in global and corporate policies and workplace practices. RAISE Health is a major activity under the USAID-funded Evidence Project, managed by the Population Council. At RAISE, he has negotiated partnerships to advance worker health with such organizations as Business for Social Responsibility, Levi Strauss & Co., Bayer Pharmaceuticals, HRA Pharma and the ILO’s Better Work programme as well as developed collaborations with the UN Global Compact and the UN Foundation. Previously, David worked at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, where he provided strategic and communications support on the Doing Business report and the launch of its revised Social and Environmental Performance Standards. He has also served in senior positions in the U.S. Government, including the White House and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an agency that supports investments by American companies in developing countries.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

WWB represents an opportunity to go beyond the one-off brand programs or initiatives that reach only a small number of workers (and not sustainably) to a much broader efforts to change the way industry addresses and views worker needs in deeper ways. It also offers a way to test ideas out with the focus on learning what actually works in factories, with brands, and for workers.

 

 

 

 

Dr. BOBBY JOSEPH

Head Operational Health at St John's Medical College 

Following a two year stint as a Resident Medical Officer in rural Wayanad District in North Kerala, Dr. Bobby was invited to return to my alma mater in November 1992 to work as a teacher in the Department of Community Health. He moved up the ranks, and became a Full Professor in 2006 and completed a four-year tenure as Head of the Department in October 2017. His primary area of interest is health of the working population. He has been working with the plantation industry since 1997 and with the apparel manufacturing industry since 1999. He has pioneered interventions in the apparel industry through his leadership in Nike and GAP's Global Alliance for Workers and Communities Project (2005) and BSR's HERproject (2006-2017). Bobby was substantially involved in the design, execution and delivery of the 5-country International Health and Well-being Study for the Levi Strauss Foundation in 2012-13. He continues to initiate and investigate issues pertaining to sections of the apparel industry in addition to developing solutions for them.

 

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Having worked in the field of Primary Care in the Occupational Setting for more than 20 years, I guess it comes naturally.

 

 

 

 

JULIAN JOSEPH

Director at Swasti

Julian Joseph is a development professional and Director at Swasti. With an expertise in capacity building, programme planning and designing, developing M&E systems, he leads Swasti’s work in Life Skills for All.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

I have been actively involved in the last four years on issues related to worker wellbeing through grounded action. Have learnt a lot of along the way and am more than convinced there is huge need to transform the supply chain towards a culture of respect and dignity and it is possible. Have successfully partnered with factories, brands and industrial association to promote better work environment for workers. I commit myself to evolve a sustainable supply chain solution that works on the ground and promote wellbeing of the workers.

 

SHANKAR AG

Senior Manager, Karnataka at Swasti

Shankar AG has over 19 years of experience in the development sector. He is passionate about Worker Wellbeing and comes with a rich expertise in designing and modelling various worker wellbeing initiatives. His work covers the diverse spectrum of corporate social responsibility, learning and development, life skills, adolescent health, women’s empowerment, gender equality, blood safety, sexual and reproductive health and rights, thalassemia prevention, organizational development, social protection. Community development has been his forte, having worked with various communities including workers in global supply chains, urban and rural poor, adolescents, and women in sex work. He has worked in multi-cultural, multi-domain settings and has traversed three countries across the globe to provide technical support to worker wellbeing initiatives. He is proficient in leading large teams and working with domain experts. He has hands-on experience of program modelling and designing, implementation, action research, curriculum development and provides technical support to industries, corporate foundations, and multi-laterals. He completed his Masters in Sociology, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Sociology and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management. Shankar is also certified in Social Accountability (SA8000) and is an expert in designing tools to identify softer issues that are hindering well being of the workers, while adhering to social compliance requirements of factories.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Because this gives me a platform to influence the sector in which I can transform the lives of thousands of marginalized individuals in the global supply chain which will help them lead happy and healthy life.

 

WENJUAN YAO

Senior Program Director at Verité

As the director, Ms. Yao oversees the development and implementation of all Verité China’s compliance programming, stakeholder engagement, and worker education and policy initiatives across a range of business sectors including apparel, electronics, construction, and agriculture. Ms. Yao has designed and directly led all levels of Verité’s assessment, training and consultation work. In addition to leading and managing audits, she has designed and implemented consulting and training engagements for corporations, factory management, workers, and NGOs across numerous sectors. She is an IRCA-certified lead trainer for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)lead auditor training course. Ms. Yao has also led numerous multi-year projects that brought together companies, civil society, government, educational institutions, and private and public funders to advance a range of objectives, from building the capacity of local NGOs to support workers to creating an on-line worker training platform to creating a corporate responsibility curriculum for Chinese universities.

 

Ms. Yao also took the lead in developing Verité's global approach to a number of issues related to improving workplace assessments, including worker participation in CSR assessments; worker’s’ rights to freedom of association and workplace cooperation assessment; assessing and promoting worker sense of value and engagement. Ms. Yao has been with Verité for nearly two decades and is a member of Verité’s global senior management team. Before joining Verité, she spent ten years in a management position in the Chinese publishing industry.

 

HAIBIN YANG

Senior Trainer at Verité

Haibin Yang is a senior Verité trainer and consultant. He has extensive knowledge of Chinese labor relations and labor laws. His field experiences working with Chinese migrant workers cover a wide range of industries producing for the global market, from garments, electronics, toys, footwear, to constructions and logistics. Mr. Yang has served as a worker welfare and well-being program manager for a major international brand construction site in Shanghai for three years. He has delivered numerous training sessions to both management staff and workers on topics that are related to workers’ rights, welfare, well-being, CSR management system, and factory internal communication mechanism. As a worker survey expert, he understands well of what Chinese workers need the most in terms of welfare and well-being. Mr. Yang received his master’s degree in Social Work from Hunan Agriculture University in China. 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

I could learn more meaningful knowledge through WWB program, and I am one of the pioneers in China to participate in WWB.

 

ELLA GUDWIN 

President at Vision Spring

Ella Gudwin heads up global operations to accelerate the uptake of eyeglasses in emerging and frontier markets for consumers who earn less than $4 a day. Under her leadership, VisionSpring is working to sell 10 million pairs of radically affordable eyeglasses by 2020, creating $2.16 billion in economic impact at the household level. Ella is a seasoned global health executive and strategist. She previously served as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Program Development at AmeriCares. In prior roles, Ella led humanitarian operations as Vice President of Emergency Response, and managed health related interventions in ten countries as Director of Asia and Eurasia partnerships.

 

Earlier in her career she served as Head of Foreign Government Relations at the Population Council, focused on reproductive health, youth and poverty. She earned an MA with distinction in international economics at Johns Hopkins Universiy, and a BA with honors from Vassar College. Ella is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ella’s passions for social justice and economic development issues were ignited when she worked for several years in Indonesia spanning the Asian financial crisis and the ensuing democracy movement. She regularly speaks on social entrepreneurship, scaling hybrid business models, and measuring impact.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Workers' vision begins to deteriorate between the ages of 35-45 -- just as they are becoming true masters of their trade and craft. With a simple, low-cost vision screening and pair of eyeglasses, agriculture and factory workers and artisans can maintain their productivity and income earning potential for many more years (if not decades).

There are also significant quality of life gains with regard to:
- being able to assist children with homework
- carry out household responsibilities
- read holy texts
- engage in mobile banking and the digital economy (because they can see their cell phones), and
- be safe drivers/bike riders (with distance vision correction)

As breadwinners in their families, when we support worker's well-being we are often supporting the well being of everyone who relies on them.

 

 

ALOKANANDA CHATTERJEE

Manager at See to Earn

Alokananda Chatterjee is an enterprising leader & planner with over 16 years of experience in spearheading business operations of leading organisations in education and pharmaceutical industries. As Manager of VisionSpring India, Alokananda is currently leading sixteen See to Earn Clear Vision Workplaces programs for factories and workplaces as well as the See to Earn program for communities in India and Bangladesh for organizations like Bajaj, William Sonoma Limited, VF India and Bangladesh, Swasti Delhi/Haryana and Bangalore, Swiss Re - SEWA Bharat Delhi and Gujarat, ICICI Foundation, ALIMCO, Larsen and Toubro Foundation, Varanasi Smart City Weavers project etc across villages, Tier 1, 2 and 3 cities across India and Bangladesh. She received her MBA in Marketing & Personnel from Pune University in 2003. Alokananda excels in providing strategic & operational direction and leading the delivery of the equality, diversity and inclusion projects on multiple social concerns; proven success in providing leadership for conceptualizing, implementing, & managing programmes on education.

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

The VisionSpring See to Earn Clear Vision Workplaces program identifies with the common goals and objectives of the WWB program and has been an integral part of the Levi Strauss Foundation workplace program while piloting it in Bangladesh.

 

DELIL ATHIE 

Director of Training Programs at Yo Quiero Yo Puedo

Delil is committed to contribute with her skills, knowledge and multi-focus experience as a psychologist for the human and integral development of an organization and individuals. She achieves outstanding results being analytical, visionary, observer, and empathic. She is passionated about promoting emotional health, wellbeing, productivity and quality of care.

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Because I am committed to lead and promote well being changes. I am passionate about collaborating with others. I recognize that in this 12 years of experience in Psychology applied in different contexts my actions have contributed to this changes. I feel proud of having the opportunity to join efforts with other colleagues in different parts of the world for sustainability and expand achievements.

 

 

 

MARICARMEN RAMIREZ

Leader of Mixed Projects at Yo Quiero Yo Puedo

Maricarmen has a Masters in Family Therapy, with a specialty in Couple Therapy at the Center for Studies and Research on the Family (IFAC) and Degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has experience in training processes and personal development, organizational development, human resources and clinical psychotherapy. She is a specialist in the design and implementation of strategies, training, change management, social responsibility, talent development and training both at the business, government and community with a focus on skills and abilities development, as well as human development and empowerment. Since 2007 she has collaborated in Yo Quiero, Yo Puedo IMIFAP (Mexican Institute of Family and Population), as an area leader. In 2014 she began to coordinate strategies and implement targeted programs mainly in the textile and fashion industry with the aim of improving the quality of life of the staff and labor conditions

 

 

Why I’m a WWB Champion...

Because the result of the program demonstrate the success of the implemented strategies.