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World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meeting 2023: Empowering Women as Entrepreneurs and Leaders


Empowering Women as Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Thursday, April 13
4:00-5:30 pm EDT (local time)

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Women are powerful agents of innovation and drivers of growth and job creation in emerging markets. Research shows a link between women in leadership roles and better financial outcomes, more family-friendly policies, robust disclosures on ESG, and gender-equitable hiring and promotion practices.

Despite the clear business case and the vast opportunities for investment, the economic potential of female entrepreneurs and industry leaders remains unrealized. One reason for this is that women have less access to finance than men. In emerging markets, women-owned SMEs have a financing gap of about $1.5 trillion.

This event will bring together an impressive list of high-level speakers to discuss how to advance the business case for gender inclusion and equality. Speakers will discuss the role of the public and private sectors in creating an enabling environment that helps advance opportunities for women’s full economic empowerment and participation. Real-world experiences will highlight some of the universal challenges that many women face in advancing their careers and how they were able to overcome them along the way.  

Do I need to register? This virtual event is public — you do not need to register to watch it. However, we encourage you to set a reminder by signing up for email notifications or adding the event to your calendar. 

Where can I watch the event? To watch the live event and chat with our topical experts, simply come back to this page when the event is about to start. You can also watch the livestream on the World Bank's social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Can I ask questions to the panelist? Yes, you can submit questions using the chat. We will select a few questions to put to the speakers. But note that World Bank topical experts will answer most questions directly in the chat.

What happens if I miss the event? The recording will be available on this page shortly after the event ends. If you sign up for email reminders, you will receive a notification a few days after the event inviting you to watch the replay and check out newly added resources. 

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Spring Meetings 2023

World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings 2023 Livestreamed events

Join us for a series of live events on today’s pressing development challenges.

All the public events will be live-streamed publicly (no registration required) in English with interpretation in Arabic, French and Spanish.