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GIZ Publications on Inclusive Business

Posted By Administration, Saturday, August 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Ready for Growth: Solutions to Increase Access to Finance for Women-Owned Business in the Middle East and North Africa

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ready for Growth: Solutions to Increase Access to Finance for Women-Owned Business in the Middle East and North Africa
Vital Voices, IFC and the MENA Businesswomen's Network (MENA BWN)
June 2013 

By surveying 431 women business owners across eight economies in the region, the report examines women business owners' demand for capital, information and training to grow their businesses. Download the report here

Tags:  Access to Finance  business  capital  sector publication  Women 

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What is a Women Owned Business?

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, December 12, 2011

May 2011

According to the U.S. Government, a women owned business as a private business that is at least 51% owned by at least one woman. If the company is public, then 51% of the stocks must be owned by women

 

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Tags:  business  entrepreneurs  sector publication  Women 

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World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report 2010

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute - ANDE, Monday, December 12, 2011

2010

We are at a unique turning point in history. Never before has there been such momentum around the issue of gender parity on the global stage. Numerous multinational companies have aligned core elements of their businesses and products to support and provide opportunities for womenin the communities in which they are active. The United Nations has created a new entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. There is a strong movement around greater investment in girls’ education in the developing world. Businesses around the world are starting to take into account the increasing power of women consumers. As women begin to make up more than half ofall university graduates in much of the developed world, there is an increased consciousness that this talent must be given the opportunity to lead. Several countries have introduced legislation that mandates minimum requirements for women’s participation, in both business and politics.

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Tags:  business  gender. education  Global  sector publication  Women 

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