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Dealing with resistance to gender equality and 5 tips on how to respond

Below are five frequent comments heard by gender consultants followed by some tips, data and links to resources for addressing them: Women don’t want to work in male jobs There are enough women in politics In our country, women are … Continue reading

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Over $1 billion funding for women entrepreneurs – Will it work?

The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, also known as We-Fi is a $1 billion dollar fund and potential game changer in accelerating the further expansion of women’s entrepreneurship in developing countries beyond the micro level. Launched at the G20’s leaders’ summit … Continue reading

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Effective Business Environment Reform: A Gendered Perspective

In developing countries, projects or interventions tend to address the needs of women at the base of the pyramid or micro-business owners. In contrast, very few initiatives focus on the gendered effects of the regulatory, business or investment environment on … 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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