Women in the Private Sector: Good for Development and Business - Webcast
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Women play a significant role in private sector development. In most developing countries, they make up 30 to 40 percent of entrepreneurs running small or medium sized businesses.
However, women entrepreneurs continue to face many challenges. Did you know that in economies where husbands have sole administrative rights over marital property, married women cannot use it as collateral for loans without their husbands’ permission?
For truly inclusive and sustainable economic growth, women need to have the same opportunities as men. On October 11, experts from the private sector, civil society and the public sector explored the challenges facing women in business, and successful approaches to creating opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, World Bank Group
Margaret Biggs, President, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Republic of Liberia
Larke Riemer, Director, Women's Markets, Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia
Moderator: Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, The Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong
Watch the archived webcast below.