This study explores the relationship between the nature and context of non-traditional occupations and the empowerment status of women in society. Specifically, it examines the extent to which women in non-traditional occupations have been empowered by their skills, knowledge, and position within the Togolese Government's existing training policies for the increased participation of women in non-traditional sectors of the labor force.
Ayélé Léa Adubra comes from Togo (West Africa). She has a Ph.D in Workforce Education and Development from Pennsylvania State University. She was for many years a superintendent in the Ministry of Technical and Vocational Education in her country. Her research interests are in girls' education and women's employment.