World Bank, WEConnect to Host Women in Business Event

Friday 9th October 2015

Photo: WeConnect International
Photo: WeConnect International

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

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.

A World Bank Group/WEConnect International Event


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

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