Women’s Economic Empowerment

The ‘Start Small, Stay Small’ Dilemma: How Nonprofit/Private Partnerships Can Boost Women-Owned Businesses

April 10, 2018

by Gina Harman and Andrea Jung Two influential CEOs in the U.S. non-profit lending sector write about the promise of women-owned businesses and their partnership with the Center for Inclusive Growth. Between 2007 and 2016, women started businesses five times …

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Accelerating the Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

March 8, 2018

by Alison Eskesen Through a new model of private-private partnership, the Center is working with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to tap into the potential of women entrepreneurs to transform the Indonesian economy.  In Indonesia and countries around the world, an unprecedented …

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2016’s Most Defining Moments for Inclusive Growth

December 23, 2016

The Center’s senior fellows reflect on the events of 2016 that will leave an enduring mark on inclusion and economic growth.  The US Election, Brexit and the populist wave 2016, like no other year in recent memory, brought to the …

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Leading Women: Gender on the 2018 Davos Agenda

January 22, 2018

by Michelle Lewis All of the co-chairs at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting are women. One co-chair explains how her experience partnering with the private sector at her foundation in India could be applied on a global scale. …

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Igniting Intergenerational Entrepreneurship

May 26, 2016

How older women are changing the start-up landscape. by Elizabeth Isele Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship This Month’s Power Shift Forum in Washington, DC, was a dynamic convening of world leaders – women of all ages – …

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Unleashing the Full Potential of Microenterprises for Inclusive Growth

February 16, 2016

Economist Laura Tyson, the Center’s new senior advisor for microentrepreneurship, offers three insights for how governments, non-governmental organizations, multinational corporations and other private-sector businesses can help microenterprises connect to growth opportunities in the formal economy. The scale of microenterprise activity …

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Liberating Women’s Leadership Potential

April 18, 2016

by Trevor Waldock The founder and CEO of Emerging Leaders on the impact of leadership training for women in the most vulnerable communities. Waldock will be a featured speaker at Power Shift 2016 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on May …

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Access to Markets: Unlocking the Potential of Women Suppliers

May 3, 2016

by Elizabeth Vazquez The CEO and Founder of WeConnect International on connecting women-owned business to the global supply chain. Vasquez will be a featured speaker at the Power Shift Forum: Women in the World Economy at Georgetown University May 4-5.  …

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How to Accelerate Progress Toward Gender Equality

November 25, 2015

Co-authors of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index discuss what we can and can’t predict about the future of gender parity, and how we can quicken the rate of progress now. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap …

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Linking Women Microentrepreneurs to Global Markets

December 11, 2015

When women-owned businesses have the resources they need to reach their fullest potential, inclusive economies can flourish. At the Power Shift Forum in November, the co-founders of Global Goods Partners spoke with the Inclusion Hub to discuss a decade of …

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Women and Markets: Power Shift Toward Inclusion

October 30, 2015

Thought leaders on women’s economic empowerment to gather in Oxford.  by Linda Scott From the souk to the grocery store to the stock exchange – markets facilitate the movement of goods and services throughout the world, but also replicate the …

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How Legal Identity Can Empower Women

November 4, 2015

IDs can catalyze women’s critical contributions to strengthening families, communities, and whole economies.