Taking the Reins: Linking Women-Owned Businesses in Developing Countries to Growth
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Taking the Reins: Linking Women-Owned Businesses in Developing Countries to Growth

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Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ET) / 13:00 - 17:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: International Finance Corporation Auditorium, Washington, DC

Evidence suggests that the more women-owned businesses there are in a country, the more that country can prosper and grow. How can we support women-owned businesses in developing countries? How can we expand the reach of women entrepreneurs into global markets? What skills do women need to compete? And what are the challenges - and opportunities - women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face as they seek to enter supply chains and do business globally, not just locally? A panel of experts, including women from some of the world’s most successful companies and women entrepreneurs from Latin America, Africa and South Asia, will discuss these questions and more. 

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Senior Director, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Board President & CEO, WEConnect
Executive Director, Didco
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Sodexo
CEO and Co-founder, Crispy Fruits
Director of Supply Chain Social Responsibility, Pacific Gas & Electric
Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International
Director of Inclusive Economies, International Development Research Center
Senior Director, International Trade, Walmart
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MIGA
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
Practice Manager, Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group
Practice Leader, World Bank Africa Region, Africa
Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions
Director, Women’s Business Development, WEConnect International
CEO & Founder, Funkidz Limited