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Getting it Done: Barbara Kasoff – Champion for Women’s Business Advocacy

Even when public sector institutions commit to policies that include a gender perspective, the knowledge and capacity are often lacking to ensure that women will be able to benefit from the specific initiative or intervention. More involvement is needed to … Continue reading

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Trump and Women’s Entrepreneurship in the US: Gender, Elitism and Privilege

To date, Trump’s biggest influence on his ideas regarding women entrepreneurs has arguably been his entrepreneur daughter Ivanka Trump. Trump may also base his notions of women’s entrepreneurship on his own experiences as an entrepreneur. In this regard, both Trump … Continue reading

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She Started It — a film about entrepreneurs that happen to be women

She Started It – a film about entrepreneurs that happen to be women Is a film that highlights resilience, perseverance and grit of five entrepreneurs. Their companies, approaches and backgrounds are different, but they share one thing in common, they … Continue reading

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Making women business owners visible: World Bank’s Doing Business Index adds gender

The World Bank’s Doing Business Index (DBI) has helped reduce burdens for business development worldwide. Since its creation in 2004, over 600 reforms have been recorded for easing the requirements for starting a business and 443 reforms for tax-related issues. … Continue reading

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The Melting Middle: Unleashing the full potential of high impact entrepreneurs

In the US, 30% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are owned by women while in Canada, only 16% of SMEs are owned by women. Yet in countries such as Ghana, Thailand and Uganda there are more female startups than … Continue reading

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Three reasons this summer looks good for women growing businesses

The 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard was launched as part of Dell’s Women Entrepreneur’s Network event in Berlin. The 31 country data driven study sponsored by Dell Inc and produced by ACG Inc identifies and benchmarks the gendered conditions … Continue reading

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Catching the Pitch

Bethany Frankel was convinced of the opportunity: I want this, and I know other women will want this, so I’m going to make it But when she pitched her Skinnygirl margarita cocktail to an all male VC team, they didn’t … Continue reading

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