Pink collar jobs: new shades for the social economy

The social economy can help boost prospects for women… and men. One of the big problems in tackling gender equality is breaking down gender stereotypes that drive women into what have often been called “pink collar jobs”. These are jobs like childcare, education, personal and household services, plus social work.

Nitya Nangalia from SEWA Bharat and Natalie Laechelt from the OECD unpack the role of the social economy in the quest to move beyond pink collar jobs.

Guests: Nitya Nangalia, SEWA Bharat; Natalie Laechelt, OECD Economist
Host: Shayne MacLachlan

Advisor at Women's Enterprise Support System (WESS) | + posts

Nitya is the Co-founder and Advisor to Women's Enterprise Support System (WESS) at SEWA Bharat. WESS accelerates and incubates grassroots women-owned social enterprises. At present, she is a Skoll and Laidlaw foundation Scholar and is pursuing her MBA at Oxford University.

Policy Analyst, Social Economy and Social Innovation at | Website | + posts

Natalie Laechelt has been working at OECD since 2016, initially on 21st century skills, social inclusion, gender equality and the link between education and civil society organisations. Since 2021, she is investigating the social impact associations, cooperatives, foundations, mutual organisations and social enterprises are creating, still with a particular focus on youth and gender equality. Natalie holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration and International Commerce from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) and University of Glamorgan as well as a bachelors and masters in Political Science from LMU Munich. She also studied at NUS in Singapore and Sciences Po in Paris.