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Unleashing the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Through Finance and Markets

October 18, 2019 | 15:00pm

Starting and growing a business is one of the most powerful tools for women to build a better future for themselves and their communities. Yet, in most countries, women face legal, financial, and market barriers that stifle their entrepreneurial success. IFC estimates there is a $1.5 trillion annual credit deficit for women-owned small and medium enterprises. Join us as we explore ways that the private sector can create financial and market opportunities for women entrepreneurs. The event will highlight innovative partnerships such as the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) and the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility (WEOF), and will feature rising women entrepreneurs from emerging markets.


David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

President, World Bank Group

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs

Executive Chairman, Banco Santander

Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, United States of America

Advisor to the President, United States of America

Co-Founder and CEO, FunKidz

Co-founder, Dot & Line

Chief Investment Officer, Flat6Labs

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